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

    Beer and BBQ: What could be more manly?

    Backyard Barbecue Michelada
  • 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

    Carly Zinderman

    Carly Zinderman is a Senior Staff Writer for JustLuxe, based just outside of Los Angeles, CA. Since graduating from Occidental College with a degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies, she has written on a variety of topics for books, magazines and online publications, but loves fashion and style best. In her spare time, when she?s not writing, Carly enjoys watching old movies, reading an...(Read More)

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