Cement Mixer Shot

By Timo Torner / Last updated on July 7, 2022

The Cement Mixer shot is one of the most popular and one of the most horrendous shots at the same time. A polarizing drink that actually doesn’t taste as bad as you might think.
Cement Mixer Shot

The Cement Mixer is a shot made of equal parts Irish cream and fresh lime juice. Layered in a shot glass, it doesn’t look bad at all; -And it also doesn’t taste that bad. So why the fuzz about the drink?

If you’re googling phrases like „most disgusting shots“ or „prank shots“ the recipe for a Cement Mixer will, without a doubt, show up. The reason for this is its texture. When fresh lime juice and Irish cream combine, the cream curdles. And for some, this is so unpleasant that they spit it out again. -At least if they can…

Why is it called a Cement Mixer?

The shot got its name for a reason. As I said, the acidic, fresh lime juice will curdle the cream liqueur almost instantly. What happens next is that the liqueur’s viscosity increases so fast that it immediately starts sticking to your teeth. -Like cement.

lime juice with juicer

How to drink a Cement Mixer Shot?

To prevent the cream from curdling in the glass already, it’s important to layer them with care. Or you can serve the shot in two separate glasses, one for the Irish cream and one for the lime juice.

When serving the shots, instruct the drinker(s) to hold, swirl, and chew it in their mouth before swallowing. You can also tell them to keep the drink in their mouth while shaking their head. That has the same effect.

Irish Cream

If you don’t want the mix to curdle and prank your friends, simply tell them to swallow the shot immediately. Because the taste is not the problem, you can make the experience more enjoyable that way. However, otherwise, you can then watch your friends struggle with the chunky and chewy consistency of the Cement Mixer. Sounds mean? It is. But it is also a lot of fun.

Why drink a Cement Mixer?

You don’t usually order this thing to enjoy its taste. It’s for fun. Either to prank an individual or a whole group of friends for having a moment to remember.

The good thing is, you can join in, so they don't become suspicious. When the shots are layered nicely, and you know what’s coming, you can avoid the chunky, chewy, and mushy texture by simply swallowing the whole drink at once.

Cement Mixer Shot

Cement Mixer shot

A mixture of Irish cream and lime juice that changes consistency while drinking.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: irish cream, lime
Servings: 1
Calories: 80kcal
Cost: $1.30



  • 0.75 oz Irish cream
  • 0.75 oz Lime juice


  • Pour Irish cream into a shot glass.
  • Then carefully layer the lime juice on top.
  • Instruct the drinks to mix the ingredients in their mouth.


Serving: 1.5oz | Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.75g | Protein: 2.55g | Fat: 6.075g | Saturated Fat: 9.75g | Sodium: 1.5mg | Potassium: 87.75mg | Sugar: 20.03g | Vitamin C: 22.5mg | Calcium: 10.5mg | Iron: 0.08mg
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