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Hard liquor and beer, what could work faster than a Boilermaker?


“Beer before liquor, never been sicker; liquor before beer, you’re in the clear."

That's the saying we all know. A Boilermaker makes it hard to distinguish the difference. However, what we truly don't recommend you doing is using a Triple IPA for the beer part of the boilermaker. It will get you wrecked in no time.

As for suggestions on the type of Whiskey you should use when making a Boilermaker, begin and end with cheap. You see, there's no reason to pour a high grade Whiskey when making the cocktail, as you're just shooting the drink.


  1. Ice
  2. Pint Glass


The Boilermaker is a simple cocktail that involves a pint of Beer and a shot of Whiskey. Some people drop the shot into the pint glass, while others prefer to shoot the shot and then down the beer.

Ingredient Amount
Beer 10oz
Whiskey 1.5oz

Substitute Ingredients & Variations

  • You can substitute the Whiskey for another hard alcohol (ex. Vodka or Tequila)


  1. 1.

    Gather Ingredients

    The ingredients to make a Boilermaker include a pint of beer and a shot of whiskey.

  2. 2.

    Drop the Whiskey

    Drop the shot of whiskey into the beer.

  3. Step Three: Serve the Boilermaker

    Serve the Cocktail

    You're finished making the drink. Enjoy.


What type of glass do you pour a Boilermaker cocktail into?

A Pint Glass.