As you get prepared to enjoy many car bombs on Saint Patrick's Day, you may want to know a few things before you get too inebriated.
First, the Irish Car Bomb is an American cocktail -- it's only called Irish because of the use of Guinness, Baileys Irish Cream and Jameson Irish Whiskey.
Second, we call it a car bomb because when the shot of Baileys is dropped into the glass of Guinness, it bubbles up like an explosion. Because of the Irish ingredients, someone thought it was a good idea to name it an Irish Car Bomb. It was not. Car bombs are not taken lightly in Ireland and the name makes reference to a difficult time in Ireland -- one where many people were hurt, and times were hard. It's offensive and naming a drink after this time in history doesn't really make a lot of sense -- it's just insensitive.
Third, if you're going to make this drink, you need to know how to make it properly (and try to come up with a different name for it).
You won't find it in Ireland, it's mostly confined to the States and you can understand why some might find the name incredibly offensive.
ingredients in the cocktail
15mlBailey's Irish Cream
how to make the cocktail
Add the Baileys and Irish Whiskey to a shot glass. Drop the shot into a glass, 3/4th filled with Guinness Beer.