9 Of the Most Manly Drinks for Manly Men

Say you’re a guy. But not just any ol’ guy, you’re a Man’s Man.  You chop your own wood, you have a beard that feels like a steel brush, and you know your way around when under the hood of a car.  When you hit a bar you don’t want some watery beer like Bud Light, you want a manly cocktail, one that will warm your belly and put even more hair on your chest.

That’s why we put together this awesome list of the 9 great cocktails for guys you can order at a bar, or prepare at home.

1. A Flaming Doctor Pepper

What is more manly and cool than a flaming shot of some amazing drink that will make you look like a badass!?  A Flame’n Dr. Pepper with rum floating on the top is a lit recipe to enjoy (get it?)

What you need:

  • Shot glass of Amaretto
  • 1/3 “float” of Bacardi 151 or Everclear – anything high proof, lower stuff is hard to light, trust me!
  • A half pint of beer

How to prepare:

  1. In a pint glass pour beer till half way, or use a half drank one you have laying around
  2. In a shot glass add the amaretto and float with some rum.
  3. Set the rum on fire, cheers the room of onlookers, and drop this shot glass into the glass of beer with gusto.
  4. Be careful while you drop the shot glass, too hard and you may break something, too soft and the flame might not go out.

2. Gold Rush

This cocktail isn’t one you see all the time, but I’m not sure why!  Its an awesome blend of sweet, sour, with a nice warm bite of bourbon.  It is actually like a not hot toddy, so if you like that flavor profile you are sure to love the gold rush.   

What you need:

  • 3/4 oz Lemon juice
  • 1 oz Honey Syrup – (equal parts honey and water, recipe here)
  • 2 oz Bourbon – I like Buffalo Trace for this one

How to prepare:

  1. In a cocktail shaker mix ice , and all ingredients, and shake them together for around 30 second.
  2. Strain them into a cocktail glass with preferably one large cube/sphere.
  3. Add some lemon peel to garnish

3.Snake Bite:

This drink is to the point and blunt just like its name and it just requires 2 simple ingredients. Any man will totally enjoy every single sip.

What you need:

  • 1 part Stout Beer – preferably Guinness
  • 1 part Cider

How to prepare:

  1. Pour a pint (or larger) glass half full of cider
  2. Slowly pour over the stout preferably using a bar spoon or large spoon upside down to help layer the beer

4. Dirty Martini

“I’l have mine shaken and not sired Moneypusy!”  or something like that… Tini’s are not just for ladies my friends, have you ever tasted how freaking strong a stright up martini is, uuugggg, it will kick you in your pants!  Anyways, its a simple classic and if its good enough for James Bond, then its good enough for you. Feel free to order one with that Sean Connery voice, yell “Shaken and not stired, bar keep!” and possibly look like an idiot, worth it.  

What you need:

  • 2.5 oz Vodka or Gin (preferably high end Vodka, I like potato based Chopin)
  • 1/2 oz Dry vermouth
  • 1/2 oz olive brine/juice
  • 1 or a whole bunch of olives – your call buddy

How to prepare:

  1. Fill martini style glass with ice and water if one is not already chilled and chill while you are making this bad boy
  2. Put all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir like an Old Fashioned or get it shaken like a real man
  3. Pour water and ice out of glass
  4. Pour in your ingredients and garnish with one or more olives preferably on a cocktail skewer

5. The Godfather:

Textured, classy and elegant just like the movie, (well at least the first two) this is a gentleman’s drink that should be among your top choices for guys. This is a sophisticated blend of alcohol that is especially strong with a graceful mixture of scotch whiskey.

What you need:

  • 1 ½ parts of Scotch Whiskey – Don’t get crazy with some high end stuff, stick to Johnnie Red or lower
  • ½ parts of amaretto liqueur – Disaronno is perfect here
  • Orange peel

How to prepare:

  • In a glass add 2/3 full of ice.
  • Add the whiskey and amaretto and shake well for them to blend.
  • Strain the ice-filled drink with cocktail strainer into a rocks style glass and serve
  • Garnish the drink with orange peel and serve.

Tip: Try to use a bottle of Glenfiddich 12yr Scotch if you feel like clasing it up



This drink that reflects the elegance of the 50s and 60s has lasted through these years for its brilliant taste and soft texture.

What you need:

  • 2 parts of Brandy [ Cognac or Marshall VS]
  • 3/4 parts of White Crème de Menthe
  • Mint leaves

How to prepare:

  • In a shaker filled with ice add the two ingredients.
  • Shake well to let them blend together and pour it into a cocktail glass.
  • Garnish the drink with mint leaves and let your man enjoy every sip of this amazing drink.

Extra Tip: Add a rich choice of a cigar to make this experience simply perfect.

7. Black & Tan:

If you wish to master the art of simplicity then a layered beer drink is a perfect choice for your guy. The density of the beers will cause one to float over the other with a small pinch of a mixture which is elegant and sexy. They do not completely mix but display a unique and characteristic taste which will be an amazing drink.


What you need:

  • 1 bottle of lager beer (A harp would be a good choice)
  • 1 bottle of Irish Stout beer


How to prepare:

  • Prepare a tall glass to stack the drink.
  • In the glass pour the lager beer until it fills up till half.
  • Now place a large teaspoon dome side up with the tip of the spoon pointing towards the downhill.
  • Pour the stout beer to fill up the rest of the glass over the spoon slowly for a thick trickle.
  • Watch the elegant formation of the two distinct layers and serve

8. Rusty Nail:

This is a classy drink choice which has an exquisite mix of flavors that makes it particularly amusing. From the very first sip, the drink is strong and to the point and will definitely be an outstanding drink for most man.


What you need:

  • 2 parts of Scotch Whiskey
  • Lemon Peel
  • ½ parts of Drambuie


How to prepare:

  • In a glass combine scotch and Drambuie.
  • Garnish the drink with lemon peel and ice cubes and serve.


9.  Chili infused Vodka:

If you want to create a drink that is bluntly strong and hits you right in the “Muey Caliente!” spot then this is a lovely choice. A dash of the pickling Chili Peppers may be an adventurous choice of drink to kick it up a notch.


What you need:

  • 1 red chilies
  • 1 green chilies
  • 3 parts of vodka
  • Red chili flakes
  • 1-2 tablespoons of peppercorns
  • 2 inches of horseradish peeled
  • 1 lime
  • 1 jalapenos
  • Celery seeds
  • Worcestershire
  • Salt
  • 1 part of tomato juice.


How to prepare:

  • Put all the spicy ingredients in a wide-mouthed jar and pour vodka over it.
  • Cover the jar with a dishcloth and keep it in a cool and dark place.
  • Let this mixture settle for a week and do not forget to shake it every day.
  • Using a straining cloth filter the mixture
  • Make slits in the peel of the lime and keep it ready
  • In a glass add 3 spoons of this mixture with some celery seeds, Worcestershire and salt, and some tomato juice and serve this delightful drink with the lemon.

Tip: Do not forget to keep some gelato or milk ready to counter the spice.

Other notable manly cocktails

You can also try a Negroni, Horse`s Neck, Black & Tan, or even a classic Rum and Coke. These choices will make a simple, unique manly drink for your man any day.

We hope you enjoyed our post on Manly Drinks for Manly men, let us know your thoughts and any great ideas for manly drinks you have in the comments below.


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