Hi all, Jake here, Editor in Chief of Liquor Snob. I'm breaking out of our usual editorial voice because the story I am about to share really happened, and better yet, it happened to me this weekend at my birthday celebration (go me for getting older).
I arrived at the bar after my friends, and they told me they had just ordered a round of Irish Car Bombs. I don't drink them often because they don't do much for me - I'd rather go slow and steady with the stout and shoot the whiskey. But, being the agreeable, thirsty guy I am I took one. Apparently my aim was off, because the shot glass entered the pint glass at such an angle that about 40% of the drink splashed onto the table and my lap, forcing my friends to get the bar rag of shame and clean up after me (just the table, not my lap).
What's the moral of this story? Basically I wish the bar had featured The Party Bomber. It's basically a speed loader for bomber drinks, and from what I've seen it eliminates a good portion of the muss and fuss I encountered on my birthday. You put the pint glasses into the contraption, put the shot glasses in the upper half, and when you drop the plunger the shot glass drops and a seal is formed to keep spillage to a minimum.
It's probably not going to make me any better at actually taking bomb shots (I always end up with Bailey's on the bridge of my nose from the shot glass sliding up) but at least I won't have to wear a diaper while I'm taking them. Check out The Party Bomber site for models and pricing. Thank you for listening to my confession - I'll do my 20 hail marys and 3 boilermakers as penance.