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Vieux Carré Boilermaker

(recipe, Jacob Grier)


The Boilermaker is just a shot of whiskey dropped into a pint of beer. Simple, yes? But Beaker and Flask, a restaurant in Portland, Oregon, has found a way to take it one step further. Their drink menu features a rotating Boilermaker in which the whiskey is replaced by a miniature version of a classic cocktail. Customers are given a chilled shot glass of the cocktail with a pint of beer and instructed to drop the shot into the beer before drinking. My favorite of their Boilermakers so far is the Vieux Carré, a classic New Orleans cocktail they turned into a Boilermaker to celebrate Fat Tuesday.


  1. 1 oz. rye whiskey
  2. 1 oz. cognac
  3. 1 oz. sweet vermouth
  4. 1 barspoon Benedictine
  5. 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  6. 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters


  1. Chill this mixture and divide into shot glasses. Serve with your favorite beer.