September 18, 2018 | ° F

10 manly drinks that will put that ‘Appletini’ to shame


As we get older, it becomes more evident that men, when around our peers or pretty women, have a tendency to do everything in our power to show that we are in fact men. Masculinity can be interpreted in many different ways, ranging from how often we shave, the amount of hair on our chest or how many intolerably strong alcoholic beverages we can toss down our throats. Here is a list of man-centric, ego-boosting drinks to help you impress your friends, pretty women and to boost sports opinion credibility, while simultaneously getting you wasted.

 Long Island iced tea

This drink consists of a shot of each of the five clear liquors on the fast rack. Tequila, Triple Sec, rum, vodka and gin with an ounce and a half of sour mix, topped off with a splash of cola gives this drink the ever-so-deceiving color of a glass of iced tea. This drink is usually a little pricier than most, but you will be hammered in no time.

Classic martini

Three ounces of vodka or gin with a half ounce of dry vermouth, stirred over ice to chill the liquor makes it easier on the throat when you're downing this. The drink is then strained and served without ice, and generally garnished with olives. You’ll look cool ordering James Bond’s drink of choice, but be sure to order yours stirred, not shaken. This way, it’s not watered down.

Rusty nail

This drink is for those of you who enjoy a nice bowl of nails for breakfast. This is made with half an ounce of Scotch whisky and a quarter ounce of Drambuie. It is then served on the rocks. This drink gets it’s name from an old wives tale. It is said that old Scottish guys first concocted this beverage and stirred it with a rusty nail, which may be a cool little story to tell women you're ordering in front of.

Irish car bomb

A drink that makes the "Jager Bomb" look like child’s play. A shot consisting of Bailey’s Irish crème and Jameson Irish Whiskey, dropped into a glass of Guinness creates this drunken gem. It is expected that the drink should be chugged after the shot is dropped, so don’t go ordering this if you can’t put it back.


Similar to it’s clear liquor counter part, the classic martini, the "Manhattan" consists of three ounces of rye whiskey and a half ounce of sweet vermouth. It is then garnished with a maraschino cherry. This drink makes you look older because of the dark liquor and distinguished with the martini glass.

Billionaire’s margarita

This is a recently developed beverage containing an ounce of both Jose Cuervo Gold, Grand Marnier and two ounces of lime juice blended in ice. It is a  frozen drink that tends to have a price tag because of it’s ingredients, but may turn a few heads at the bar when you order something with billionaire in the title.

 Irish coffee

To throw some morning time fun into the mix, a coffee cocktail with eight ounces of coffee, a shot of Jameson and a splash of Crème’ de Menthe, otherwise known as mint schnapps, makes this drink. The only manlier way to drink coffee than taking it black is to add booze.

Jack and coke

Most likely the most commonly ordered drink on this list, spiced rum and coke is a mix that men have been ordering since Jack Daniels and Coca-Cola have been doing business simultaneously. The sweetness of the coke makes the harsh jack go down smoothly, and the drink is traditionally served with a lime as garnish.

Gin and tonic

The ugly step sister of the "Jack and Coke," gin and tonic is one of the go-to beverages for many bar-hopping men. Gin is a harsh, powerful liquor, and that coupled with highly carbonated tonic makes for a drink in which a taste must be acquired.

Johnny Walker black

Best served nice and neat or more often phrased straight up, this classic aged Scotch whisky is clinically proven to make your chest hair grow as you drink it. Maybe it isn’t, but typically the only people able to put this stuff back are those who have more than enough chest hair to spare as it is.

Nick Demarest

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