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Half & Half Boilermaker


Another day, another delicious cocktail recipe! Say hello to the Half & Half Boilermaker, a unique fusion of whiskey, Guinness, and pale ale. 

Prepare your palate for an exquisite taste experience like no other. The Half & Half Boilermaker effortlessly marries the distinct flavors of its three key ingredients in one satisfying beverage. If you’ve been following my recipe blog for long, you may have noticed I love a simple cocktail. Sure, the more involved recipes are fantastic when you want to spice things up or impress your guests, but there’s something rewarding about a basic recipe with minimal ingredients that tastes amazing. So let’s dive in. 


The Half & Half Boilermaker is a spirit forward cocktail to say the least, definitely for those who appreciate an extra kick with each sip.

Starting with a solid foundation, the Irish whiskey adds a touch of depth to any cocktail. Its distinct character and gentle hints of oak, vanilla, and caramel provide a beautiful balance that sets the stage for a truly remarkable drink. Enter the pale ale, the refreshing protagonist that lightens the overall flavor profile. This hoppy addition injects a burst of citrusy, floral, or even fruity notes, depending on the specific ale you choose. (As usual, I recommend picking your favorite spirits to make the recipe best suited for you!)

Finally, the iconic Guinness stout seals the deal, contributing its signature velvety texture and distinctive roasted flavors. With its silky mouthfeel, Guinness intertwines with the other ingredients, tying everything together in perfect harmony.



Step 1: Fill pint glass ¾ of the way full with pale ale.


Step 2: Pour Guinness over spoon on top of pale ale.


Step 3: Drop in a shot of Irish whiskey.

In the realm of cocktails, the Half & Half Boilermaker stands tall as a unique and captivating blend of Irish whiskey, pale ale, and Guinness. With its intriguing flavor fusion, this drink showcases the best aspects of each ingredient, resulting in a truly memorable and satisfying experience. So, raise your glass, savor each sip, and let the Half & Half Boilermaker take you on a delicious journey of flavors!

Half & Half Boilermaker




  1. Step 1 – Fill pint glass ¾ of the way full with pale ale.
  2. Step 2 – Pour Guinness over spoon on top of pale ale.
  3. Step 3 – Drop in a shot of Irish whiskey.

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