The Ten Manliest Cocktails

It’s time for Christmas parties around the world. One thing is consistent among all parties. That’s the fact that damn well near everyone is drunk. However, it’s not exactly in fashion to down beer after beer. Unfortunately, beer is the staple of male alcoholic beverage consumption. I know that I don’t drink much besides that. So to help you figure out what you should drink at your Christmas, here is our list of the top ten manliest drinks that aren’t beer or wine.

#10 Adios Motherfucker

  • 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Rum
  • 1/2 oz Tequila
  • 1/2 oz Gin
  • 1/2 oz Blue Curacao
  • 2 oz Sour mix
  • 2 oz 7-Up

This drink probably has the manliest name on the list. When a better than a third of the liquids in this drink are hard liquor, you can understand how this drink is called Adios. However, it’s definitely not the hardest drink on this list.

#9 Blue Blazer

  • 2 oz Whisky
  • 6 oz Water

It’s also known at “liquid fire.” You set the whisky in this on fire before mixing it with the boiling water. For the untrained barkeep, this is dangerous. The phrase “don’t try this at home” is very applicable here. And that’s why it’s all the way down here on the list. We don’t want you losing an eyebrow… Or a house.

#8 Tom Collins

  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp superfine Sugar
  • 3 oz Club soda
  • 1 Maraschino cherry
  • 1 Orange slice

This one is a bit more of a summer drink than a winter cocktail. That doesn’t mean you can’t order it. The name actually has a funny story as it was named after The Great Tom Collins Hoax. Wikipedia it, if you want to know. It’s been a popular drink since the 1800’s and there’s no reason why you can’t order one now.

#7 Screwdriver

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • Orange juice

Legend has it that Andre the Giant once asked for a Screwdriver on a flight. The stewardess actually came back with a screwdriver but not the drink. Andre said to her something like “What would you have gotten me if I asked for a Bloody Mary?” If Andre drank them, so can you.

#6 Zombie

  • 1 1/4 oz Lemon juice
  • 2 dashes Grenadine
  • 3/4 oz blood Orange juice
  • 3/4 oz Cherry Heering
  • 3/4 oz White rum
  • 2 oz Dark rum
  • 3/4 oz dark 151 proof rum

Everyone knows that I have a soft spot for zombies. With the amount of citrus juices in this, I’d understand if you’d question my claim of the manliness of this drink. But drinking the high-proof rum straight could kill you and make you into a zombie. If that isn’t good credentials for manliness, I don’t know what is.

#5 Sidecar

  • 2 oz Cognac
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz Lemon juice

This drink was originally created in Paris during World War I. That explains the French sounding liquors involved in this one. I’m also pretty sure that drinking one of these would cause any Frenchman to surrender. Sorry, couldn’t resist making a surrender joke about the French.

#4 Old Fashioned

  • 2 oz Blended whiskey
  • 1 cube Sugar
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 slice Orange
  • 1 Maraschino cherry

If Don Draper drinks them then so can you. With the popularity of Mad Men, nobody could blame you for wanting to drink what Don Draper drinks. Fun fact about this drink: It’s believed to be the first drink to ever be called a cocktail. Hence why it’s called the Old Fashioned.

#3 Rusty Nail

  • 1 1/2 oz Scotch
  • 1/2 oz Drambuie
  • 1 twist of Lemon peel

Alright, I know this one is almost always at the top of other lists of manliest drinks. When I think of manly drinks, I think of who drinks them. That’s why this falls down the list. I’m not saying that a mix of scotch and drambuie of all things aren’t manly, I’m just saying that the Rusty Nail doesn’t get enough publicity to top the list.

#2 Martini (Dry)

  • 1 2/3 oz Gin
  • 1/3 oz Dry Vermouth
  • 1 Olive

James Bond is famous for drinking vodka martinis which substitutes vodka for gin. But did you know that drink experts say that shaking a vodka martini bruises the vodka? I don’t know what that means but no one will fault you if you get a gin martini that’s shaken, not stirred.

#1 Manhattan

  • 3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 1/2 oz Blended Bourbon
  • dash Angostura bitters
  • 2 or 3 Ice cubes
  • 1 Maraschino cherry

It’s the unofficial official drink of the Mafia. If the Mafia endorses this drink, who are we to say no. That and this is my personal favourite drink on this list. A well made Manhattan has that perfect burn down your throat as you drink it. It’s always a welcome feeling on a cold winter night.

Drink recipes from Webtender.

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