What's in a Shot
The original shot is made with Baileys Irish Cream and lime juice. Traditionally, a person has to take a shot of Baileys and keep in the mouth; not swallow it. Then, another shot of lime juice is taken. Both the liquids are then combined in the mouth by either swirling them with the tongue, or by shaking the head.
Another way to have this drink is by making pouring both ingredients one over the other. The reason why this shot is so "interesting" is because the cream in Baileys gets curdled due to the acidity of lime juice. The drink becomes chunky (hence, the name cement), gets stuck to your teeth, won't flow easily inside your throat, and will definitely remind you of the texture of cement.
To make this drink recipe, you will require 2 shot glasses, Baileys Irish Cream, lime juice, and a willing heart (or someone to volunteer to taste the drink before everyone else). Once you have the ingredients, you can go to the steps given below.
- Keep both shot glasses on the table in front of you.
- Fill the 1st shot glass with half a shot of Baileys Irish Cream.
- The 2nd shot glass will contain half a shot of lime juice.
- You can either take just 1 shot glass and pour both liquids in one at a time.
- If you are sticking with 2 shot glasses, then first take a shot of Baileys.
- Don't swallow yet. Then, take the shot of lime juice.
- Swirl the liquids in your mouth. The lime juice will quickly start curdling the cream.
- Do so for about 5 to 10 seconds. After this time, the formation of "cement" would begin.
As a variation, some people like to make alterations to the traditional shot. Instead of using the Irish cream, you can substitute it with milk. And as for the acidity of lime juice, you can opt for vodka. When milk and vodka are infused together, you get a curdle as well but it is more like cottage cheese curdle rather than cement. I hope that if you're going to give someone this shot, please do warn them about it.