Cement might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of something to drink, but the cement mixer shot is amongst the most popular orders in bars across the country.
Strangely enough, it is also one of the grossest shooters I have ever tried- but that is all part of the fun!
Drinking a cement mixer shot is more about having a laugh alongside friends at your own expense- because make no mistake- this is not a delicious and appealing refresher.
If you want a bit of disgusting drinking fun at your next party, for whatever reason, the cement mixer shot is the one for you. If you’re looking for something that tastes good, the liquid marijuana shot recipe would be a much better hit for a party!
Luckily, a cement mixer shot only requires two ingredients and takes minutes to make, so it is easy to whip up a round for whoever is brave enough to try one.
Here is all you need to know about cement mixer shots and how to make them yourself.
How Did the Cement Mixer Shot Get Its Name?
When you read the ingredients that go into this shot, your first thought is likely to be, “what a bizarre combination!” Well, you are not wrong- and what is even more bizarre is the interesting chemical reaction you get when you mix them together.
The name cement mixer comes from the fact that your mouth becomes one- taking two perfectly normal liquids, shaking them up, and creating a gooey concoction that resembles poorly-mixed cement.
When the lime juice and cream combine, they react with one another to create a texture close to uncured cement- or cottage cheese for those of us who don’t have much cement experience.
If you have a weak stomach or are particularly sensitive to unusual food textures, this is probably not the shot for you!
You might not be getting hired for any building site work after creating this lumpy slurry, but you will earn kudos from your friends if you manage to take it with a straight face.
Notes on the Ingredients
You can use any Irish cream liqueur, but I always go for Bailey’s. I find it has the thickest, creamiest consistency and a richer taste than most of the alternatives.
The lime juice doesn’t need to be freshly squeezed. In fact, bottled lime juice works just as well and is a lot less messy to prepare.
Other Tools to Have Prepared
You don’t need any fancy bar tools for this one- all you need are these two items.
Large Shot Glass
I use a two-ounce shot glass when I make a cement mixer shot. It means the liquid goes all the way to the top, and there is enough volume to get a good hit of both flavors.
Bar Spoon (optional)
Some people find it easier to control a slow pour if they do it over the back of a bar spoon- but others prefer to straight pour from the bottle.
It is really up to you to decide what method you find easiest.
How Long Does It Take to Make a Cement Mixer Shot?
It only takes a couple of minutes to make this shot. There is almost no preparation involved (other than getting the ingredients ready), and then you just need to add the liquids to the glass.
These measurements are for one shot. You pour each serving into separate shot glasses one at a time, so there is no point in increasing the measures unless you want a bigger shot.
How Do You Drink a Cement Mixer Shot?
The idea is to have your mouth become the mixer.
Pick the shot glass up carefully- so you don’t disturb the layers, then take the shot in one and shake it around in your mouth.
As the liquids mix, you feel them curdle and get thicker and gloopier. Only then can you swallow.
Swallowing straight away without mixing it first is a cardinal sin in the cement mixer shot drinking world.
Often, the drinker’s teeth end up covered in bits of alcoholic wet cement- much to their friends’ amusement.
Is There Another Way to Drink It?
If you prefer, you can pre-mix the lime juice and Irish cream in the glass, but be warned- the look alone is enough to turn your head and change your mind!
If your friends aren’t up for the task, my snake bite shot recipe uses lime juice and tastes much better.
Cement Mixer Summary
A cement mixer drink is not at the top of anyone’s list of tasty shooters, but it is a fan favorite at parties and nights out for people who enjoy a good laugh.
Wet cement and cottage cheese are not ideal drink aspirations, but the curdled texture is what makes this shot what it is.
If you are feeling adventurous, give this cement mixer shot a go! Otherwise, stick to shots and cocktails that don’t look and feel like something of the building site.
Hey- at least it doesn’t taste like cement!
- 1/2 oz Lime Juice
- 1.5 oz Irish Cream Liqueur
- Add the Irish cream liqueur to a shot glass.
- Next, add the lime juice which should be layered on top of the Irish cream liqueur without mixing together. To achieve this, you need to pour very slowly. You can use the back of a bar spoon to control the flow if you want or closely tilt your lime juice into the glass.
- You can use any Irish cream liqueur, but I always go for Bailey's. I find it has the thickest, creamiest consistency and a richer taste than most of the alternatives.
- The lime juice doesn't need to be freshly squeezed. In fact, bottled lime juice works just as well and is a lot less messy to prepare.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 17gProtein: 0g