Cement Mixer Shot
Serve in a Shot glass
- 1/2 shot Irish cream
- 1/2 shot lime cordial
How to Make
- Pour the Irish cream into a shot glass.
- Carefully later the lime cordial on top.
- Instruct the drinker to mix the drink in their mouth for 10 seconds before swallowing.
- Enjoy watching!
Despite how unappealing this drink sounds, it’s one of the most popular shots in the world. It’s a nasty combination of Irish cream and lime juice that’s designed to make the drinker suffer. And that’s the reason for its popularity – it’s disgusting!
It’s a gag shot to play on someone for a laugh.
The reason why the cement mixer is so disgusting isn’t because of how it tastes (cream & citrus is a tasty combo) – it’s because of its texture when both these ingredients combine. Similar to the effect you see with the brain damage shot and the Irish Car Bomb, the acidity of the lime juice reacts with the Irish cream causing it to curdle.
That causes the mix to thicken up and become ‘chunky’. Everything then starts to stick to the drinker’s teeth & mouth, much like you’d imagine wet cement would – hence its name.
That’s why you’re meant to mix this drink in your mouth before swallowing so that the lime cordial & Irish cream combine and react to make the cream curdle. Very quickly, it starts to feel like you’ve got wet cement in your mouth – not the greatest experience in the world but hilarious to watch!
The longer you leave these ingredients to mix, the worse it gets.
**Warning** Some people’s stomachs can’t handle this shot so we don’t recommend recommending them to everyone without a clear disclaimer…
Rather than layering the two ingredients in 1 shot glass, some people prefer to pour each ingredient into their own glass, shoot the Irish cream first followed quickly by the lime juice and then mix everything up in their mouth.
It’s a more brutal way of experiencing the cement mixer because you’re drinking twice the amount of liquid. It also ensures the Irish cream won’t curdle too early in the glass.