The Irish Car Bomb: the controversial drink with a split reputation | The Guardian

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  1. “An Irish Car Bomb” sounds like the setup for a racist joke.Report

    • Morat20 in reply to Mike Schilling says:

      I don’t know about the Irish Car Bomb, but I do know that my wife claimed there was a car bomb variant (uses a lot of lime I think) that was frequently deployed by waitstaff to get rid of the drunks who can’t figure out it’s closing time.

      The lime would curdle the Bailey’s in your mouth, which was apparently not the best texture when you’re sober and recognize chemistry is a thing.

      She said convincing the drunk and/or tipsy to try one generally led to them agreeing the night was over. (This was way back in her college days, and she was also clear that the drunk people in a chain restaurant at 1:30 in the morning aren’t going to tip anyways, so giving them a drink that makes several of them turn a funny color of green just means you close faster…)Report

  2. Kazzy says:

    “I’ll have a Paul Walker.”
    “What’s a Paul Walker?”
    “It’s an Irish Car Bomb followed by a Fireball.”
    “I’ve ne…. ohhhhhhhh!”Report