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Jun. 2nd, 2011

Manly Cocktail Recipes for the Summer

While nothing hits the spot better than a cold brewski on a hot summer's day, nothing says refined refreshment like a cocktail. They don't all come in some froofy glass with a pink hue; plenty of cocktails feature man's favorite liquor, whether its tequila, scotch or gin. These fancy cocktail recipes could even start a new Father's Day tradition (or at least help get some warm fuzzy feelings going).

This one is perfect for co-ed gatherings, with enough sweet to satisfy the ladies, but enough gin to satisfy the men.

  • 1.5 oz. Martin Miller's Gin
  • .5 oz. Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 2 dashes of Creme de Mure
  • Build ingredients in a rocks glass filled with crushed ice
  • Garnish with a lemon wedge and single blackberry

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  • 6 oz. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
  • 1.5 oz. Black Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky
  • .5 oz. White Grapefruit Juice
  • .5 oz. Honey Syrup
  • .25 oz. Claussen Dill Pickle Brine
  • 1/4 Tsp. Gulden's Spicy Brown Mustard
  • Add everything but the beer to a mixing glass
  • Fine strain (to remove mustard seeds) into a chilled black pepper rimmed pilsner glass filled with ice
  • Fill glass with beer
  • Garnish with a Claussen Dill Pickle Spear

    For a unique cocktail that you may not have tasted, try AGWA de Bolivia, the world's first and only coca leaf liqueur - then see which one of your pals is man enough to give it a try.

    AGWA Fresca
  • 1.5 oz AGWA de Bolivia Coca Leaf Liquor
  • 12 Spearmint leaves
  • 1/2 lime
  • 7 oz. Club soda
  • 2 Tsp. Sugar
  • In a large glass, gently crush mint leaves
  • Squeeze lime juice over crushed leaves and add sugar
  • Add AGWA and club soda and stir drink well
  • Garnish with a lime wedge and serve on the rocks.

    Want to spice up your next get together? There's no better way than with this haute cocktail.

  • 1 part Sailor Jerry Rum
  • 2 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • 1/4 of a fresh lime
  • 1 part ginger beer
  • Pilsner beer or favorite lager beer
  • Squeeze quarter of a lime into beer glass and fill with ice
  • Add Tabasco, Sailor Jerry and ginger beer
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