U-Boot Cocktail | Beer & Vodka U-Boat

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U-Boot is a beer cocktail that is made by mixing beer and vodka. All you have to do is dunk a shot glass of vodka into a pint glass of beer and your drink is ready!

It is one of the popular drinks in parts of Europe and the type of beer used differs from place to place. It gets its name from the German submarine word Unterseeboot or U-boot, as the shot glass sinks to the bottom and then re-surfaces when you finish your drink. It is also known by various other submarine names in different countries of the world – U-boat, submarino, depth charge, or Ubat, and more.

You can find our Indian version of this cocktail here below. The perfect shot!

How to make U-boot Cocktail

The u-boot recipe is really simple. To make a u-boot simply fill a glass with beer and drop a shot of vodka in it. The tradition is to drink it quickly, or try to at least!

Our beer glasses were in storage when this happened, so we used regular glasses and a taller shot glass, but if you have your beer glasses around, then better.

You can use any beer or vodka of your choice here. We just used the strong beer because we wanted a more bitter flavor.

Vodka bottle and Beer can with glasses
Vodka bottle and Beer can with glasses
Pour beer and vodka in the different glasses.
Beer and Vodka in the glasses
Vodka shot glass above the beer glass
Slowly lower the shot glass in beer glass.
Vodka being lowered into the beer
The vodka and beer are mixing.
Vodka mixing with the beer
U-boat ready to be served
U-boat ready to be chugged!

We’ve also heard of a version called Atom U-boot where the bigger glass is filled with vodka and the shot glass is filled with beer. The beer is dropped into the vodka and then drunk! We don’t know anyone who has tried this and don’t recommend trying it either!

FAQs About The U-Boot Cocktail Drink

It is called a ‘Duikboot’ in Flanders and the Netherlands. In North Macedonia it is called “Подморница” – “Podmornica”. In Mexico and Brazil, it is called ‘Submarino’. In Russia, it is most often called “Глубинная бомба”, Russian for “Depth charge”. In Sweden, it is called ‘Ubåt’and in Greece, it is called ‘υποβρύχιο’ which means submarine.

It is called U-Boot because the vodka shot glass sinks to the bottom of the beer glass and then re-surfaces when you finish your drink, just like a submarine.

Pinterest image of holding vodka shot glass over beer glass.

U-Boot Cocktail | Beer & Vodka U-Boat

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U-Boot is a beer cocktail that is made by dunking a shot glass of vodka into a pint glass of beer!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine International
Servings 1 Drink

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pint Beer
  • 30 ml Vodka

Instructions
 

  • Pour a pint of beer into a tall glass.
  • Add a shot (30 ml) of vodka into a shot glass.
  • Drop the vodka glass into the beer glass.
  • Drink up!

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