The Boilermaker is a classic “working man’s” drink due to the heavy alcohol content and the history of it. The Boilermaker uses beer and whiskey to create a drink very similar to the jager bomb, which is red bull and Jagermeister, in the sense that they both drop a shot glass filled with liquor into a drink. Be cautious when consuming this drink because it gets you buzzing real quick!
Here’s What You’re Going To Need
- Shot Glass
- Pint Glass
- Whiskey (or bourbon)
Boilermaker Drink Recipe
The Boilermaker is a hard-hitting drink that uses a beer and whiskey combination. This drink is very strong and exactly what you need to get the party going.
- Shot Glass
- 1 oz Whiskey Or Bourbon
- 1/2 pint Beer
- Fill a pint glass halfway with beer.
- Fill a shot glass with whiskey and drop it in the glass with beer.
- Enjoy your boilermaker!
Serving: 1g | Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 64mg | Sugar: 1g
History Of The Boilermaker
There are a couple of origin stories for this famous drink. The most popular one is that it originated in the 1800s when the men would come to the bar after a long day of working on the steam locomotives and demand a beer and whiskey to help loosen up their sore muscles. This became the norm for many blue-collar workers in that era as it was a hard-hitting drink that would give you a buzz right away.
Another story is that a man named Richard Trevitchik, who designed steam engines and trains, was working on his latest design when he made a breakthrough and successfully figured out how to get enough power in the train to get up a hill in England. To celebrate his success he went to the closest bar with some lads and they all had a beer and whiskey. Unluckily for Richard, he forgot to put out the fire in the boiler and when he came back later on the machine was burnt to a crisp. Hence, the name of the drink that ’caused’ this mistake, the Boilermaker.
Boilermaker Notes & F.A.Q’s
Can I use rum/scotch/bourbon instead of whiskey?Yes, You can use any of those although the taste will be different.
Do I have to drop the shot into the glass or can I drink it seperatly?You can drink it however you like but for a true boilermaker you need to drop the shot into the drink and slam it back!
Does it matter how much beer I use in the drink?No you can use however much you want but the beer should be overflowing in the shot glass when you drop it in.