S’mores Porter Boilermaker

This S’mores Porter Boilermaker is a little twist on a simple beer and whiskey drink! Drop it in, sip it on the side…it’s up to you how you drink these!

S'mores Porter Boilermaker with crackers and chocolate

What Is A Boilermaker?

If anyone out there doesn’t know what a boilermaker is, I’ll give you a brief description. It’s a beer plus a shot of whiskey. What beer and what whiskey you use are up to you – but my goal here was to find something different than the norm.

I made a little twist on that simple combination and used a S’mores porter with my whiskey shot to make this drink a little more friendly. Not everyone can do a hard core, straight up shot of whiskey but if you pair it with a flavorful porter like this one, you might be surprised.

Make this S'mores Porter Boilermaker to get the party started!

When I came across this S’more Porter from Saranac I knew I had a least found one of my answers. Beer that tastes like dessert…maybe dessert boilermakers? I’m all in for dessert cocktails to end the night, but drinks like Boilermakers are also a perfect way to get the party started.

This S'mores Porter Boilermaker is my twist on a classic cocktail!

How Do You Drink A Boilermaker?

There are a couple of different ways to make Boilermaker…you can have your shot on the side of your beer and either shoot it, then drink your beer, or you can sip your bourbon and beer at your own pace…or the drop.

You can drop that whole shot into your glass of beer, grab it and start chugging. this way might be the more “party” way to do it but I think I like the first method best.

But just like how you can swap out your favorite beer for this drink, you can swap out the method of drinking it too.

Stay tuned over the next few months, I’ll be making a few more of these Boilermakers with different beers that I’ve tried and think work best with this drink. It’s a tough job but someone’s gotta do it!

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This S'more Porter Boilermaker is my twist on a classic cocktail!

S’more Porter Boilermaker

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

This fun twist on a classic boilermaker is made with a S’mores porter to give you that rich, dark chocolate flavor!



  • 1 ounce bourbon/whiskey
  • 6 ounces S’mores Porter (Saranac has a version)


Serve the whiskey alongside the beer and choose a method to drink:

  1. Drink the bourbon then sip your beer after
  2. Sip both the bourbon and beer, one sip after another
  3. Drop the shot of bourbon into a 3/4 full glass of beer
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Pour
  • Cuisine: American


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