30 Manly Mixed Drinks For Men

Planning to go bar hopping with friends but don’t know what are the best drinks to order that won’t make you look boring or immature? Worry no more! Aside from beer and plain whiskey, there are a lot of drinks to make you look manly. Surprisingly best drinks for men shouldn’t necessarily have to be plain white or just bitter, but there are lots of factors to make a cocktail muscular.

No matter what alcohol your preferences are, we are sure you will find the suitable cocktail for you from our list.

1. Negroni

Negroni is a simple three-ingredient drink:

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Negroni Ingredients:

  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz Campari

 

How to make a Negroni;
Stir all ingredients with ice.

2. Old Fashioned

This cocktail can easily be made with simple ingredients:

Old Fashioned drink ingredients:

  • 2 oz bourbon or rye whiskey
  • 1 sugar cube or 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Orange twist garnish

 

How to make an Old Fashioned drink;

Put sugar in a glass. Cover it with dashes of bitters. Add whiskey, stir until sugar dissolves. Add ice while stirring, and serve.

3. Mojito

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This refreshing rum-based originated in Cuba is filled with mint and lime.

Mojito ingredients:

  • 3 mint leaves
  • 2 oz white rum
  • .75 oz lime juice
  • .5 oz simple syrup

 

How to make Mojito:

Muddle mint into a shaker tin, add ice and the rest of the  ingredients. Shake to chill and strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with mint.

4. Margarita

A well-made version of this drink is a fresh mix of lime juice and tequila, with a hint of sweetener:

Margarita ingredients:

  • 2 oz silver tequila
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • Salt for the rim

 

How to make an Margarita
Mix all ingredients, shake & serve over ice in a glass with a salted rim.

5. Moscow Mule

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Moscow Mule is one of the most refreshing drinks to sip on a hot summer day.

Moscow Mule ingredients:

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 4 to 6 oz cold ginger beer
  • .5 oz lime juice

 

How to make an Moscow Mule:
Squeeze lime juice into a mug. Add ice cubes, pour in the vodka, and fill with ginger beer. Stir and serve.

6. Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz citrus vodka
  • .25 oz cranberry juice
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • .5 oz lime juice

How to make Cosmopolitan cocktail:
Build all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with lime wheel.

7. Whiskey Sour

One of the most refreshing whiskey cocktails, this is an old favorite.

Whiskey Sour ingredients:

  • 2 oz whiskey
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 egg white (optional)

How to make an Whiskey Sour drink;
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake. Add ice and shake again. Strain over ice in a rocks glass.

8. Manhattan

Manhattan is one of the booziest classic drinks.

Manhattan ingredients:

  • 2 oz rye whiskey
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

How to make an Manhattan drink;
Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into chilled martini glass.

9. Mimosa

You just need 2 ingredients, making this the simplest cocktail ever created.

Mimosa ingredients:

  • 2.5 oz champagne
  • 2.5 oz orange juice

How to make an Mimosa;
Combine equal parts of the ingredients in a champagne flute.

10. Gimlet

This classic drink calls for gin, but this drink is also great if you substitute vodka instead.

Gimlet ingredients:

  • 2 oz gin or vodka
  • .75 oz simple syrup
  • .75 oz lime juice

How to make an Gimlet;
Shake ingredients with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

11. Sazerac

You can give this classic New Orleans concoction a try.

Sazerac ingredients:

  • 2 oz rye whiskey
  • .5 oz simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
  • Absinthe

How to make an Sazerac;
Rinse a chilled glass with absinthe and remove the absinthe. Stir the other ingredients in a mixing glass, strain into the chilled glass, and garnish if you desire.

12. Pimm’s Cup

Pimm’s Cup ingredients:

  • 50 ml (about 1.75 oz) Pimm’s No.1
  • 150 ml (about 5 oz) lemonade
  • Mint, orange, strawberries
  • Cucumber to garnish

How to make an Pimm’s Cup;
Pile all the ingredients in a tall glass, mix, and sip.

13. Paloma

With a thirst-quenching combination of tequila, lime, and grapefruit soda it’s bound to become your summer favorite.

Paloma ingredients:

  • 2 oz tequila
  • .5 oz lime juice
  • Grapefruit soda to top

How to make an Paloma;
Add tequila and lime to a salt-rimmed glass filled with ice. Top with grapefruit soda.

14. Sidecar

Once you try this you’ll understand why this has become one of the most sought recipes.

Sidecar ingredients:

  • 2 oz VS or VSOP Cognac
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • .75 oz lemon juice

How to make an Sidecar;
Shake ingredients with ice. Strain into a rocks glass with a sugar-coated rim.

15. Mint Julep

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The official drink of the Kentucky Derby.

Mint Julep ingredients:

  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 8-10 mint leaves
  • .25 oz simple syrup

How to make an Mint Julep;
Muddle the mint leaves, syrup in a mint julep cup and add bourbon. Fill with crushed ice. Stir until the cup is frosted. Add more crushed ice and serve with a straw and a mint sprig garnish.

16. French 75

This manly mixed drink was supposedly inspired by the fact that taking a sip of it feels like getting shelled with a French 75mm field gun, a powerful piece of artillery.

French 75 ingredients:

  • 2 oz gin
  • 2 dashes simple syrup
  • .5 oz lemon juice
  • Champagne

How to make French an 75;
Shake gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup with ice. Strain into a champagne glass and top with champagne.

17. Martini

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Whether you drink it with gin or vodka, stirred is the way to go when ordering this one.

Martini ingredients:

  • 3 oz gin or vodka
  • .5 oz dry vermouth
  • Lemon peel or olive

How to make an Martini;
Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, then Strain into chilled martini glass. Squeeze oil from lemon peel into the glass.

18. Daiquiri

This classic drink is one of the most well-balanced cocktails.

Daiquiri ingredients:

  • 2 oz light rum
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz lime juice

How to make an Daiquiri:
Shake ingredients with ice and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with lime wheel if desired.

19.Dark ‘n Stormy

This one considered as one of the best drinks for guys is really easy to make.

Dark ‘n Stormy ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Gosling’s Black Seal Rum
  • Ginger beer to top

How to make an Dark ‘n Stormy;
Fill a highball glass with ice and add rum and ginger beer. Garnish with lime.

20. Martinez

Martinez ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Old Tom gin
  • 1.5 oz sweet vermouth
  • .25 oz Luxardo maraschino liqueur
  • 2 dashes Angostura or orange bitters

How to make an Martinez;
Stir all of the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail coupe or martini glass.

21. Bitter Bird

Bitter Bird ingredients:

  • .75 oz Campari
  • .75 oz Dolin Rouge
  • .5 oz Plantation Pineapple rum
  • .5 oz Cruzan Blackstrap rum

How to make an Bitter Bird;
Combine all ingredients and stir with ice. Strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube.

22. Third Degree

Third Degree cocktail ingredients:

  • 2 oz Tanqueray No. Ten gin
  • 1 oz vermouth
  • Several dashes orange bitters
  • Absinthe rinse

How to make an Third Degree drink;
Stir all ingredients with cracked ice, then strain into chilled Nick and Nora glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

23. Alaska

Alaska ingredients:

  • 1 dash cucumber bitters
  • .5 tsp Saler’s Gentiane
  • 1 tsp Yellow Chartreuse
  • 1 tsp kaffir simple syrup
  • .75 oz Dolin Blanc vermouth
  • 1.5 oz honeydew melon and cucumber-infused Botanist Gin

How to make an Alaska;
Stir ingredients with ice. Strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube. Garnish with a lemon twist.

24. Ducati

Ducati ingredients:

  • 1.5 Fords Gin
  • 1 Aylesbury Duck Vodka
  • .75 Carpano Bianco vermouth
  • .5 oz Cointreau

How to make an Ducati;
Stir with ice and strain. Serve in a chilled martini glass. Use a dehydrated orange as a garnish.

25. Fields of Linen

Fields of Linen ingredients:

  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz Suntory Whisky Toki
  • .25 oz Italicus Rosolio Bergamot Liqueur
  • .5 oz honey syrup*
  • .75 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 dash lavender bitters
  • 1 dash orange flower water

How to make an Fields of Linen;
Shake, double strain into a coupe and serve up. Garnish with a dried lavender sprig.

26. Boulevardier

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Boulevardier ingredients:

  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz 1757 Vermouth di Torino Rosso
  • 1 oz Russell’s Reserve 10-Year-Old Bourbon
  • Orange slice, for garnish

How to make an Boulevardier;
Combine Campari, bourbon, & vermouth in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosty. Strain into a chilled rocks glass over a large ice cube. Garnish with orange slices.

27. Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz ingredients:

  • 1 part Aperol
  • 1 part prosecco
  • Splash of soda

How to make an Aperol Spritz;
Mix all ingredients in a wine glass with ice and gently stir. Garnish with an orange slice.

28. Colsa Martini

Colsa Martini ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Don Julio 70 tequila
  • .5 oz white vermouth
  • 2 dashes of grapefruit bitters
  • 1 grapefruit twist

 
How to make an Colsa Martini;
Into a mixing glass with ice, combine vermouth, tequila, and grapefruit bitters, then stir. Strain contents into a coupe glass with ice. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.

29. Spicy Pineapple Paloma

Spicy Pineapple Paloma ingredients:

  • 2 oz Carralejo Silver
  • .5 oz grapefruit juice
  • .5 oz lime juice
  • half of a serrano pepper, sliced
  • .75 oz agave syrup
  • Pineapple soda
  • Tajín spices (garnish)

 
How to make an Spicy Pineapple Paloma;
Set aside pineapple soda to a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the rest of the ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake hard to chill and combine ingredients. Rimmed tall glass with Tajín spices then strain over the drink. Top with pineapple soda and garnish with a serrano pepper.

30. Michelada

If you like a beer with a twist then this is for you!

Add some lime juice to a beer, Kick it up a notch with hot sauces. Pour the mixture to your glass garnished with salt on the rim and a slice of lime. Perfect for unwinding after a tiring long day or just catching up with friends who have a lot to say about beer.

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