As polarizing as a shot can possibly get, the Cement Mixer apparently is genuinely enjoyed by some drinkers, while many others stumble upon the recipe while googling “how to make your friend throw up.” It has been named among the most disgusting drinks ever in several roundups of such (like this one, where it’s ranked right between the Infected Whitehead and the Prairie Oyster).
In a nutshell, it’s a mixture of Irish cream liqueur and lime juice that curdles in your mouth. And here’s the thing: It doesn’t taste that awful. It’s the curdled texture that’s the problem—mmm, chunky liquid.
If you’re drinking this yourself, whether ironically or not, a bit of wisdom: The longer it sits—in the glass or in your mouth—the more it curdles. This is a shot best taken and swallowed immediately.
3/4 ounce Irish cream liqueur
3/4 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
Add the Irish cream liqueur into a shot glass.
Carefully layer the lime juice on top by pouring it over the back of a spoon.