The Only Way to Celebrate St. Patty’s Day Is with a Boilermaker

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, and that means drinking the Irish way! You could choose to imbibe a Black Velvet, down an Irish Car Bomb in a single gulp, consume something colored green, or opt for a classic cocktail recipe infused with Irish whiskey, but it simply wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without a frothy pint of Guinness and a shot of smooth whiskey. That’s why in honor of the holiday, Bulleit Frontier Whiskey has teamed up with Guinness to create the ultimate beer and shot duo, the Bulleit Boilermaker.

Since its creation, the boilermaker has been the drink of the working class. In the 1800s, the boilermakers who worked on steam engine powered locomotives would head to the bar after a long day of tough labor. Their drink of choice? A shot and a beer. Workers would either down the shot and sip on the beer, or sip on the shot in between gulping down a beer.

However they chose to drink it, the one consistent that the boilermaker recipe always calls for a shot glass filled with whiskey. And what better way to drink the Irish way on St. Patty’s Day than with a shot of Bulleit and a creamy pint of Guinness! Bringing people together, the Bulleit Boilermaker drink is the ideal beverage for this holiday.

Prefer a festive green cocktail? Bulleit has that covered, too, with the refreshing Bulleit Green Light District. It’s minty, it’s creamy, it’s going to be a smashing holiday!

1. Bulleit Boilermaker

Bulleit Frontier Whiskey

The best way to enjoy a shot of whiskey and pint glass of Guinness on St. Patrick’s Day is with the Bulleit Boilermaker. Unlike cheap, harsh American whiskeys, the smoothness of the Kentucky bourbon Bulleit is meant to be sipped and savored. Pour a creamy pint of Guinness, pair it with Bulleit bourbon, and you’re ready to imbibe. While there are many creative ways to drink a boilermaker, the Bulleit way is the best way.


  • Bulleit Bourbon
  • Guinness draught


  • Pour it: 1.25 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
  • Pair it: 12 oz. Guinness draught
  • To best experience this two-drink serve, alternate between sipping Bulleit and slowly drinking your beer to discover flavor profiles.

2. Bulleit Green Light District

Bulleit Frontier Whiskey

In the mood for a festive green drink? Bulleit has you covered with the Bulleit Green Light District. While some green drink recipes are more kitschy than tasty, the Bulleit Green Light District is downright sinfully good.

Precisely what the color green should taste like, this drink is minty, creamy, and smooth as Bulleit Rye whiksey itself. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to a glass this holiday.


  • 1 part Bulleit Rye
  • 1 Part green crème de menthe
  • 1 part crème de cacao
  • 1 part heavy cream
  • 5 mint leaves


  • Shake all the ingredients and serve up.

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