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12 Strong Manly Cocktails



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There are plenty of tasty cocktails that everyone really likes. But in case you’re a man, you surely don’t want to end up at the bar having a pink or a baby-blue drink with lots of cherries. And you don’t always feel like drinking the usual, so if you don’t want to feel embarrassed ordering something you’re not really sure about, you should add a few more drinks to your manly cocktails list. There is such a wide variety of cocktails you can choose from that are both tasty and very, very manly. But what is it that actually makes a drink manly?

The first essential thing is its taste – a cocktail for a real tough manly man shouldn’t be very sweet. It also can’t be colorful or have straws. The drink doesn’t necessarily have to have a very high alcoholic content but the more bitter it is, the more appreciated it is by men. Another important factor in choosing the right drink for you is it’s name. A strawberry daiquiri doesn’t really sound like a drink for men, does it?

Here are a few suggestions for manly drinks you can proudly order at the bar, without worrying about holding a fruit-garnished glass with a complimentary paper umbrella.

Bloody Bull
This drink is the manly version of Bloody Mary. It’s a mix of vodka, lemon, beef bouillon and Tabasco sauce. It’s not the most tasty drink in the world but it’s surely a manly one.

Salty Dog
This is a nice cocktail made of vodka, grapefruit juice and salt.

Whiskey Sour
It’s a perfect combination of whiskey, sour lemon juice and sugar syrup that balances the taste.

Pronounced Kai-Pee-Reen-Ya, this drink mixes rum, lime and syrup. It’s a very tasty strong drink perfect to have in the summer.

The name of this one speaks for itself. It’s a strong cocktail mixed with five types of liquor.

Gold Rush
This shot drink is a great summer-time man’s buddy. It consists of bourbon, honey and lemon juice. It will definitely freshen you up in the summer heat.

Snake Bite
This is another manly shot drink, made with whiskey and lime juice.

The Godfather
As the name implies, this is indeed the perfect drink for a gentleman. Made with bourbon or whiskey and amaretto, this drink will make you look even more confident and sophisticated

Tom Collins
Usually cocktails that have a man’s name are a good choice for men. This one is a great example of what a real-man cocktail should be like. It’s made on the rocks with gin, lemon juice and soda.

Rusty Nail
This one is a challenge for real men. Those who can handle the name and the drink itself, can be surely put on the ‘tough men’ list. It’s prepared with scotch and lemon peel on the rocks.

Jager Bombs
It’s famous among college boys who drink it at parties. It’s a mix of Red Bull and Jagermeiser which make it a very energetic drink.

Irish Car Bomb
Picture a very manly drink. This one is even more manly than you can imagine. It’s a killer combination of Irish whiskey and Irish cream in a shot glass which is dropped in a glass of Irish beer.

It’s not a lie that cocktails bring pleasure. There are so many different types that you can try and enjoy a lot. But no matter how delicious a cocktail might be, men are cautious about what they order, and very often they wouldn’t even choose a cocktail because they don’t want to end up with a decorated glass with a pink liquid in it. Luckily, there are many cocktails that men can enjoy too without feeling less masculine. Men, you don’t need to order simple liquors anymore, use your imagination and have a tasty manly cocktail. Bottoms up!

Jack Sheamus works at End of Tenancy Cleaners London and enjoys hanging out with his buddies in his down time.



  1. Phil

    December 4, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    I think I have imbibed many of these. Nothing like a great whiskey sour.

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