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Americans need to stop ordering 'Irish Car Bombs' in bars

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HERE IN IRELAND, we’re kind of famous for our alcohol.

Cocktails, craft beers, stouts — you want it, we got it.

But Ireland, there’s one cocktail that we really need to talk about, one that bears our name.

We are, of course, talking about the sensitively-named Irish Car Bomb.

Irish Car Bombs are all the rage in America, but they’re just… not a thing here.

It’s an American cocktail that uses Guinness, Baileys and Jameson. (The use of Irish ingredients helped inspire that awful name.)

And they’re consumed like so.

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The name is a reference to the sort of bubbly explosion that takes place when you mix all the ingredients together. But given events in Ireland’s recent past, you can understand why some find it a little tasteless.

As some people have found out the hard way.

Over the years, many tourists have been perplexed as to why they can’t order it in Ireland

NOT A THING HERE, GUYS!

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So what does an Irish Car Bomb taste like when it’s at home?

If the internet is to be believed, it tastes quite like chocolate milk.

Who knew?

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Word of advice for anyone coming to Ireland? Don’t ask the bartender for an Irish Car Bomb.

No matter how awesome you think it would be to have one in Ireland.

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