By Francesca Conlin | October 5, 2016 | Food & Drink
A boilermaker, a.k.a. a beer and a whiskey shot, is a classic that’s become the drink of choice by many bartenders. Imbibe like a pro with these five unique pairings.
Take a chance and order this sizzling play on the boilermaker at the Cosmopolitan’s funky cocktail bar, Bond. The pairing features a house-made shot of fireball, dubbed Mario’s Revenge, and is served with Crabbie’s alcoholic ginger beer and garnished with a Hot Tamale—talk about spicy! 3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702-698-7000
This drink takes the boilermaker to a whole new level. Mixing a shot of cinnamon-spice infused JP Wiser’s Deluxe Rye Whisky with Woodchuck Granny Smith Apple Cider, this concoction is autumn in liquid form. Splashes of apple juice, lemon juice, and honey syrup add extra bursts of flavor. 3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 800-374-9000
For an international twist on the drink pairing, order the Japan-made Orion beer and Kikori whiskey when you head to Other Mama. Both made from rice, the combination makes for a sweet and delicious pour. 3655 S. Durango #6, 702-463-8382
Grab three of your closest friends and head to Double Barrel Roadhouse, where their boilermakers are crafted to be enjoyed together. With the boiler maker kit, everyone at the table can enjoy a shot of Maker’s Mark bourbon and a tall glass of cold Bud Light beer for a refreshing fall drink. 3770 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702-222-7735
Turning the boilermaker on its head, Downtown Cocktail Room crafted this mixture for a drinker that takes their whiskey neat. A shot of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer is served separately from the bonded bourbon infused with Burlesque bitters, and revelers can opt to shoot the beer or sip both as a pairing to savor every note. 111 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702-880-3696