Boilermaker is a beer cocktail that is made by mixing beer and whiskey. All you have to do is dunk a shot glass of whiskey into a pint glass of beer and your drink is ready!
There are two ways of drinking a Boilermaker. First, you can gulp down a shot of whiskey and follow it up with beer or second, you dunk your shot of whiskey in a pint glass of beer and drink it, bottoms up. It’s a bit similar to the Irish bomb, but without the cream.
It is really an old classic cocktail, that is also called a shot and a beer, however, it is not very clear when it originated. Stories are that it was first consumed by steam locomotive workers back in the 1800s, who after a long day of toiling would head to the bar at the end of their shifts and have a shot of whiskey and then drink a beer to de-stress. These guys were said to be working on the boilers of the steam engines, and hence the name.
How to make A Boilermaker Cocktail
If you’ve made the u-boot before, you’ll find this traditional beer and whiskey cocktail is really simple and easy to make. All you have to do is add a shot of whiskey to a pint glass of beer and you are good to go. Bottoms up!
Boilermaker Cocktail (Whiskey & Beer Cocktail)
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- 30 ml Whiskey
- 1 Pint Beer
- Add 30 ml whiskey in a shot glass.
- Fill a pint glass with beer.
- Dunk the shot glass of whiskey in the beer and bottoms up!
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Nutrition (Per Serving)
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Questions About The Boilermaker Cocktail Drink
How Did The Boilermaker Get Its Name?
The boilermaker cocktail drink gets its name from the steam locomotive workers who used to drink it at bars after their long shifts back in the 1800s. They used to work on the boilers of the locomotive engines, hence the name caught on.
What Is The Other Name For The Boilermaker?
The boilermaker cocktail is also called a shot and a beer. There is no particular combination of whiskey or beer, you can pick your own.
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