Top 4 Manly Drinks from History and How to Make Them

KKevin December 18, 2023 7:02 AM

Fancy a drink, gentlemen? Back in the day, manly drinks were a sign of sophistication and masculinity. It was more than just a beverage; it was a symbol of status and character. Let's take a trip down memory lane and rediscover the top 4 manly drinks from history and learn how to make them.

Old Fashioned

This drink is as old school as it gets. The Old Fashioned is a symbol of a man who appreciates the finer things in life. Here's how to make it:

  • 2 oz Bourbon or Rye whiskey
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 sugar cube
  • Few dashes plain water

Muddle the sugar cube and bitters with a splash of water at the bottom of a glass. Fill the glass with ice and add whiskey. Garnish with an orange slice.


James Bond's favorite, the Martini, is second on the list. The Martini is a classic symbol of elegance and masculinity. Here's the recipe:

  • 2 oz Gin or Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Dry vermouth
  • Lemon peel or Olive for garnish

Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice cubes. Stir well. Strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with lemon peel or olive.

Whiskey Sour

The Whiskey Sour is a classic cocktail that's been around since the 1800s. It's a refreshing blend of sweet and sour. Here's how you make it:

  • 2 oz Whiskey
  • 3/4 oz Lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz Sugar syrup
  • 1/2 oz Egg white (optional)

Shake the ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled glass filled with ice. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.

Rum and Coke

Last but not least, the Rum and Coke, a simple yet iconic manly drink. It's easy to make and tastes delicious. Here's the recipe:

  • 2 oz Rum
  • 5 oz Coca-Cola
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Pour rum into a glass filled with ice. Top with cola and garnish with a lime wedge.

There you have it, the top 4 manly drinks from history. So the next time you're at the bar, why not try one of these classics? You'll not only enjoy the taste but also feel the history with every sip.

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