I was in New York a couple weeks back hanging out at an Irish pub, and I ordered an “Irish Car Bomb”.
Irish Car Bomb 101:
You fill a shot glass with half Bailey’s and half Irish Whiskey, and you drop the shot glass into a half pint of Guinness Beer. Immediately after dropping the shot glass you must chug or suffer the fate of a curdled drink.
This cocktail is surprisingly smooth and tasty, very chocolaty and approachable for people that don’t typically drink Guinness.
So back to the original question:
Is the Irish Car Bomb politically incorrect? Violence and car bombings were a very real threat in Ireland from the late 1960’s to the late 1990’s with religious and political conflicts raging, which is where the cocktail gets its name.
Would you be psyched to order a “9/11” made with a combination of Middle Eastern and American ingredients? I wouldn’t think so, so why so insensitive about Ireland’s troubles. I don’t have an answer to this question, and am interested in what you think…