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10 Manly Cocktails That Aren't Your Average Drink

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Here's a few cocktails that go a little beyond your average Manhattan without looking like something that can only be accompanied by a tiny bikini and an even tinier umbrella. You may have heard of some, you may not. Oh and remember guys, tip your bartender, act like a gentleman, and don't (ever) drive drunk. Cheers.


The Negroni:
1 ounce smooth gin
1 ounce Campari
1 ounce sweet vermouth
1 orange peel (for garnish)


The Gaucho:
1 1/2 oz anejo tequila
1/4 oz mezcal
3/4 oz Original Combier
3/4 oz Cynar
4 dashes of coffee bitters
Malbec red wine float
1 orange twist (for garnish)

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El Chupacabra:
1 ounce blanco tequila
1 ounce Pimm's #1
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup (1:1)
1 dash Peychaud bitters
2 pieces sliced cucumber
1/4 ounce Cynar
1 splash soda water


2 ounces gin
1 ounce sweet vermouth
1 barspoon maraschino liqueur
Orange or lemon peel (for garnish)


Ginger Rodgers:
2 oz gin
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz ginger syrup
8 to 10 mint leaves
Top with ginger ale
1 lime wedge (for garnish)


Sportling Life:
3/4 ounce cream sherry
3/4 ounce Jamaican rum
1.5 ounces Cognac
Angostura bitters
Orange twist


Corn 'n Oil:
2.5 oz El Dorado Rum
1/2 oz Aperol falernum
4 dashes of Angostura Bitters
2 lime wedges

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1.5 ounces Hendrick's Gin
3/4 ounce Domaine du Canton
4 pieces sliced cucumber
2 ounces club soda


The Ginger Side:
1/2 ounce bourbon or rye
1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash lemon bitters
1 dash orange bitters
2 ounces Reed's Extra Ginger Brew or other ginger beer or ginger ale (chilled)
1 orange twist (for garnish)


Les Paul:
2 oz Corner Creek Bourbon
3/4 oz Cynar
1/2 oz Carpano Antica
1/4 oz of maple syrup
1 orange twist (for garnish)