Bowman Center Car Bomb

The alphageek and some other friends finally toured the local bourbon distillery. Yes, there is a bourbon distillery less than 15 miles from alphageek headquarters! To increase the suspense, today's article is not actually about the visit. Instead, here is an alphageek original drink recipe... made with all locally-sourced ingredients.

This drink is based on the Irish Car Bomb, which is some Guinness Stout, Bailey's Irish Cream and Jameson Irish Whiskey. Each ingredient in the original recipe has a substitute that was purchased at the Bowman Center, in Fredericksburg Virginia.

For the Stout, use Chocolate Raspberry Stout from the Blue and Gray Brewery, located in the Bowman Center.

Blue and Gray Brewing Chocolate Raspberry Stout

For the Irish Cream, Mary Hite Bowman Caramel Creme Liqueur is a more than capable stand in. The liqueur is sold at the A. Smith Bowman Distillery.

 Mary Hite Bowman Caramel Creme Liqueur 

For the Jameson Irish Whiskey, we used Abraham Bowman Bourbon, which is distilled, aged for 10 years, and bottled right at the Bowman Center.

Abraham Bowman Bourbon

We mixed up the shots, and even got some decent layering.


Finally, we enjoyed them just like a more traditional Irish Car Bomb.  The chocolate and raspberry of the stout combine with the caramel liqueur and bourbon to release the flavors while drink goes down.

There you have it, the Bowman Center Car Bomb!

At some point, there will even be a write up on the visit to the distillery, but if you get a chance, you should go.