The Boilermaker cocktail can be consumed in a second way: first drink the shooter and then immediately the beer.
It is not known with certainty when or by whom the Boilermaker was created but it seems that its origin dates back to the 19th century. The Oxford English Dictionary, widely regarded as the first authority on the origin of the words, indicates that the term "Boilermaker" was used to refer to workers who built and maintained steam locomotives in 1834 but according to some etymologists it was already used to describe the drink.
It is said that it could be a certain Richard Trevithick who is at the origin of the name of this cocktail, he was an inventive blacksmith who experimented with steam vehicles. In 1801, on Christmas Eve in the village of Cambourne in the United Kingdom, he is said to have left to test his latest invention, a steam-powered self-propelled road vehicle. He is said to have climbed the village hill with a few friends aboard his invention. Reaching the top of the hill, the group reportedly parked the vehicle in a shed and celebrated their success at a hotel establishment. In the euphoria they would have forgotten the fire in the boiler room of the vehicle and would have found it after the party reduced to a heap of scrap heaped up with wooden elements reduced to dust.