There’s nothing actually Irish about an Irish Car Bomb… and, just in case it’s escaped you, the drink is downright offensive.
If the thought of Bailey’s Irish Cream and Jameson Irish Whiskey curdling in a pint of Guinness isn’t a turn-off enough, this St. Patrick’s Day please consider that,
- The concoction isn’t even Irish. The drink was reportedly invented in the ’70s by Connecticut bar patron Charles Burke Cronin Oat and even he has since apologized for its creation.
- The drink’s name isn’t just a reference to the bubbling reaction that occurs when whiskey, cream, and beer combine, it’s has an overt paramilitary association which is tantamount to naming a drink after a terrorist attack.
- It’s a blasphemous use of Guinness. And, we know how touchy the Irish can be about their Guinness.
Of course, if you’re Canadian there’s a slightly more sensitive (AND sweet) alternative:
A Canadian Car Bomb starts with an almost full pint of Molson Canadian served with a split shot of Canadian Club Whiskey with maple syrup to drop in.
Daily Hive makes no endorsement as to its deliciousness, but hey, at least no one will get offended if you mess with a Molson.
Canadian Car Bomb
3/4 pint Molson Canadian beer
1/2 oz Canadian Club Whiskey
1/2 oz maple syrup dropped into the beer (can be microwaved first to make it less thick)