Irish Slammer Cocktail Recipe

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Irish Slammer Cocktail Recipe

Similar in both method and effect to both a Jäger bomb and a boilermaker, the Irish slammer is not for the faint-hearted. It is customary to chug the drink right after the shot of Irish cream and whiskey is poured into the glass of beer. It is also common for bartenders not to use a shot glass and to mix everything right in the pint glass. It takes a lot of work to get all that down in one shot.

It may be best for you to drink only one or two per night if you do not want to get drunk too soon (or have a rather unpleasant hangover). There are a ton of bar shots that can be made easily. The Irish Slammer is one of the easiest drinks to make. Some may enjoy the combination of a full-bodied and lightly bitter beer and a creamy shot. The next time you have a few at the bar, learn how to make this fun party drink at home. Three Irish ingredients are all you need to make the Irish slammer: Irish whiskey, Irish cream, and Guinness Stout.

Irish Slammer’s Old Name

It used to be called an Irish car bomb, so why is it no longer called that? This cocktail should never be ordered in Ireland. It is an American drink, and its name refers to the explosion of energy that it produces when a shot of whiskey is added to a beer. A real Irish car bomb is not something to be taken lightly. Ordering an Irish car bomb is likely to get you kicked out of a pub, and few would argue that you were not deserving of it. It is becoming increasingly popular among people to no longer refer to the car bomb by the name Irish car. The song is viewed as offensive in Ireland and by many Irish-Americans, and for good reason. Though the name of the shot is not explicitly linked to the IRA attack on Northern Ireland, it nonetheless brings to mind troubling connotations. As the drink became popular, you can imagine this caused Charles Burke Cronin Oat to regret naming it that way.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Irish Slammer Cocktail Recipe is 2 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Irish Slammer Cocktail Recipe is 212 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Irish Slammer Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.


  • shot glass
  • pint glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 3/4 oz Irish whiskey
  • 3/4 oz Irish cream liqueur
  • Guinness, 1/2 pint

Steps to Make It

  • In a shot glass, pour the Irish cream. Top it with Irish whiskey.
  • Pour 1/2 a pint of Guinness in a tall pint glass. Allow the foam to settle.
  • Drop the shot glass into the Guinness and drink as fast as you can. Enjoy.

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