For St. Patrick’s Day, the choice is obvious, said Total Wine & More supervisor Holly Kroesen.
“The Irish Car Bomb, of course,” said Kroesen.
As the name implies, it’s a drink that packs a punch.
You start with Glass of Guinness, and drop a shot of Irish cream and whiskey into the glass, said Kroesen.
But there is no sipping the Irish Car Bomb. The combination of the three liquors has an explosive effect, and drink curdles within seconds. It’s a drink designed to be chugged, which explains why it’s a favorite on March 17.
Most commonly made with Guinness, Jameson whiskey and Baileys Irish Cream, the staff at Total Wine & More suggest a twist on the Irish Car Bomb.
“We suggest Finnegan Irish Whiskey and Fennelly's Irish Cream,” said Kroesen.
Fennelly’s has more of a caramel flavor to it, said Kroesen.
“With the Finnegan whiskey you get more of the oak favor absorbed from the barrel,” added Total Wine & More staffer Jacob Watson.
Total Wine & More is located on El Toro Road at the 5 Freeway.