Boilermaker Cocktail Recipe

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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!

Signature bottle and LP can with empty glasses
Signature bottle and LP can with empty glasses
Pour signature whiskey in shot glass.
Signature bottle and LP can with whisky in a shot glass
Add London Pilsner beer in a big glass.
Whisky and beer in their glasses with the bottle nearby
Hold the whiskey shot glass over the half filled beer glass.
Whisky glass above the beer glass
Slowly lower the shot glass into the beer.
Whisky glass being lowered into the beer
Let the whiskey and beer mix together.
Boilermaker in a glass
Boilermaker is ready to serve.
Boilermaker is ready to serve

If you prefer a lighter drink, try our homemade ginger wine soda or ginger wine lemon spritzer.

FAQs About The Boilermaker Cocktail Drink

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.

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.

Other popular cocktails to try include the u-boot, the East Indian kimad, and more.

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Slowly lower the shot glass into the beer.

Boilermaker Cocktail (Whiskey & Beer Cocktail)

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Boilermaker is a popular beer cocktail that is made by dunking a shot of whiskey in a glass of beer.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Fusion, International
Servings 1 Drink
Calories 278 kcal
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Ingredients
  

  • 30 ml Whiskey
  • 1 Pint Beer

Instructions
 

  • 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)

Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 128mg | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

Disclaimer: Nutrition Information per serving is estimated by a third party software based on the ingredients used, and is for informational purposes only. It will vary from product to product, based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients. Please consult the package labels of the ingredients you use, or chat with your dietician for specific details.

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