An Irish Slammer is a classic bar drink. A shot glass of half Irish cream liqueur and Irish whisky is dropped into a pint of Guinness. Drink quickly to avoid the Irish cream from separating!
If there’s one adult beverage to try this St. Patrick’s Day, make it an Irish Slammer.
The distinct almost coffee-like flavor of Guinness is rounded out with the sweetness of the Bailey’s with a kick from Irish Whiskey. Simply fill a sturdy bottomed pint glass 3/4 of the way up and drop a shot glass with a 1/2 ounce of both Irish cream liqueur and Irish whiskey.
But drink fast, otherwise the cream will curdle.
To Make An Irish Slammer You Will Need:
- Guinness draught stout
- Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur (or similar)
- Irish whiskey – like Proper no. Twelve or Jameson
In a pint glass, fill it 3/4 of the way with cold, Guinness draught stout.
In a shot glass, measure 1/2 ounce (15 mL) Bailey’s Irish cream liqueur.
To the same shot glass, top it of with 1/2 ounce (15 mL) Irish whiskey. We like Proper no. Twelve but if you have Jameson, that’ll work just fine as well.
Give the foam a chance to subsided and the beer settle.
Grab the shot of Irish cream and whisky and…
Now drink, drink, drink as the Irish cream will curdle the longer it sits.
Cheers! And as always, please drink responsibly.
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- 1 Guinness stout draught
- 1/2 ounce (15 ml) Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur
- 1/2 ounce (15ml) Irish whiskey, like Proper no. Twelve or Jameson
- Fill a pint glass 3/4 of the way with Guinness.
- In a shot glass, measure a 1/2 ounce irish cream and add to it 1/2 ouce irish whiskey.
- Drop the shot glass into the pint glass and immediately drink as the irish cream will curdle as it sits.
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These should really be called an Irish Boilermaker or Irish Slammer. Irish people do find this name insulting. Don’t believe me, try going into an Irish Bar in Boston, ask for one of these and watch what happens.
You’re absolutely right, Kelli. I’ve since changed the recipe title. I honestly only knew it by that name. Thank you for kindly bringing that to my attention.
Laurie, no worries.I never knew either. I just got a very intense education when I was with a group in Boston, in a traditional Irish bar, when one of our group shouted very loudly “Let do Irish Car Bombs!!”
The place went deadly silent and the bartender, while upset, kindly explained things to us(“it would be like ordering a shot called a 9/11 in New York”). They will happily make the drink but just do not call it that.