Cement Mixer Recipe - Cream and Lime Juice from USA

Cement Mixer

Cement Mixer Recipe - Cream and Lime Juice from USA
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 5 minutes | Servings: 1


Cement Mixer
Cement Mixer

The Cement Mixer is a unique and fun shot that is sure to surprise and delight your guests. With its simple ingredients and easy preparation, this shot is perfect for parties and gatherings.


The Cement Mixer shot is believed to have originated in the United States and gained popularity in the 1990s. It is known for its unusual combination of Bailey's Irish Cream and Rose's lime juice, which creates a curdled texture when mixed together.


How to prepare

  1. Pour Bailey's into a shot glass.
  2. Float lime juice and stir until curdled (about 10 seconds).
  3. Pour into a large shot glass and serve.


  • You can experiment with different flavors by using flavored liqueurs or adding a splash of vodka for an extra kick.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to pour the Bailey's Irish Cream first before adding the lime juice to ensure the curdled effect. Stir the shot quickly to mix the ingredients together and serve immediately for the best taste.

Serving Suggestions

The Cement Mixer shot is best served as a fun and unique party shot or as a dessert drink.

Cooking Techniques

The key to making a perfect Cement Mixer shot is to pour the ingredients in the correct order and stir quickly to create the curdled effect.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have Rose's lime juice, you can use fresh lime juice as a substitute.

Make Ahead Tips

The Cement Mixer shot is best served fresh and should be made just before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the Cement Mixer shot in a shot glass with a lime wedge for garnish.

Pairing Recommendations

The Cement Mixer shot pairs well with sweet desserts or as a fun addition to a cocktail party.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

The Cement Mixer shot should be consumed immediately and cannot be stored or reheated.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

The Cement Mixer shot contains approximately 100 calories per serving.


The Cement Mixer shot contains approximately 3 grams of carbohydrates per serving.


The Cement Mixer shot contains approximately 2 grams of fats per serving.


The Cement Mixer shot does not contain any significant amount of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

The Cement Mixer shot does not contain any significant amount of vitamins or minerals.


The Cement Mixer shot contains dairy from the Bailey's Irish Cream and may not be suitable for those with lactose intolerance.


Overall, the Cement Mixer shot is a high-calorie drink with a moderate amount of carbohydrates and fats.


The Cement Mixer shot is a fun and unique drink that is sure to surprise and delight your guests with its curdled texture and delicious flavor.

How did I get this recipe?

The moment I found this recipe is one that will always stay with me. It was a hot summer day, and I had just finished helping my neighbor, Mrs. Jenkins, with her garden. As a thank you, she invited me into her kitchen for a glass of lemonade. As we chatted, she suddenly got up and went to her recipe box. She pulled out a yellowed index card and handed it to me with a mischievous smile.

"This is a recipe for something special," she said. "It's called a Cement Mixer. I learned it from my grandmother, who learned it from her grandmother. It's been in our family for generations."

Intrigued, I read the ingredients listed on the card: vodka, Irish cream, and a dash of lime juice. It sounded like a strange combination, but Mrs. Jenkins assured me that it was delicious. She even had all the ingredients on hand and insisted that we make it right then and there.

As we mixed the ingredients together in a shaker, Mrs. Jenkins told me the story behind the Cement Mixer. It was said to have been invented by a bartender in Ireland who wanted to play a prank on unsuspecting customers. The drink had a unique texture that caused the vodka and Irish cream to curdle in the mouth, creating a thick, lumpy consistency that was sure to surprise and delight.

After shaking the ingredients vigorously, Mrs. Jenkins poured the mixture into two glasses and handed one to me. I hesitated for a moment, unsure of what to expect. But when I took my first sip, I was pleasantly surprised. The creamy sweetness of the Irish cream combined with the sharp bite of the vodka and the tartness of the lime juice created a flavor unlike anything I had ever tasted before.

I thanked Mrs. Jenkins for introducing me to such a unique and delicious drink, and she smiled warmly at me.

"It's always a pleasure to share a family recipe with someone who appreciates it," she said. "Just remember to pass it on to the next generation."

And from that day on, the Cement Mixer became a staple at family gatherings and dinner parties. I loved sharing the story of how I learned the recipe from Mrs. Jenkins and watching the surprised and delighted expressions on my guests' faces as they took their first sip.

Over the years, I added my own twist to the recipe, experimenting with different types of vodka and Irish cream to create new and exciting variations. But no matter how many different versions I tried, the original Cement Mixer recipe from Mrs. Jenkins remained my favorite.

As I sit here now, flipping through my old recipe box and reminiscing about the many dishes and drinks that have passed through my kitchen over the years, the Cement Mixer stands out as a true gem. It's a reminder of the power of sharing recipes and stories, and how a simple drink can bring people together and create lasting memories.

So here's to Mrs. Jenkins, and her grandmother before her, and all the generations of women who have passed down this delightful recipe. May the Cement Mixer continue to surprise and delight for years to come. Cheers!


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