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Published on December 17th, 2009 | by Tim


5 Manly Drinks to Enjoy this Holiday Season

Just one more week until Christmas. Five more days until you have to start buying presents. You need to start thinking about where you’re going for dinner and what you need to bring. If dinner’s at your place you need to start thinking about what to make and how you’re making it. It can be a hectic time of year and once it’s all done, you may need something to take the edge off. Something to help you relax and enjoy the rest of the holiday. That said; here are 5 manly drinks that should do the trick.

Royal Martini

The Royal Martini

This one is for all you Crown Royal fans out there. It’s a very simple and delicious drink guaranteed to grow your chest hair out at least another inch.

2oz Crown Royal
1oz Dry Vermouth
1 Lemon Twist

Mix the Crown and Vermouth in a martini shaker with some ice. Put your lemon zest in a martini glass and slowly pour your over top.


3 Wise Men

Three Wise Men

Well maybe it’s not the most delicious Christmassy shot, but this one will certainly help you to better ignore the sounds of relatives loudly reciting the same story they tell at every family gathering while the sound effects of brand new children’s toys with fresh batteries fill the air.

1 part Jack Daniels
1 part Jim Beam
1 part Johnnie Walker Whiskey

Combine the ingredients in a shot glass (or 8) and quickly consume a few them all.



Holiday Peppermint Martini

Holiday Peppermint Martini

Yeah yeah, we know this is on a list of manly drinks and looks pretty foofy, but we also said that these drinks are to help take the edge off and this drink will do that. Not only will the ladies in the house be all over you for going out of your way to make them a drink, but this one is full of booze and guaranteed to keep those annoying aunts off your back.

5 oz. vanilla Vodka (Stoli)
2 oz. white creme de menthe
1/2 oz. Peppermint Schnapps

Pour all the ingredients into a martini shaker with ice and shake. Pour into martini glasses and garnish with a candy cane or crush candy canes to make a candy cane rimmer.


Polar Bear Hot Chocolate

Polar Bear

December can be a bloody cold time of year. After you have finished flying down mountains of snow, passing slow moving children riding garbage bags while on your slightly modified turbo-sled with a well waxed or lubricated bottom  just to give those punk kids a taste of reality, it’s nice to have a nice warm drink inside while those brats are still emptying the snow from your victory dance out of their jackets.

Hot Chocolate
1oz Irish Cream
1oz Peppermint Schnapps

Mix it all together and top with a bit of whipped cream.




You had to know this holiday classic would be in the mix. What a genius idea for a drink. It’s like taking cake batter, which is already delicious, and throwing booze at it.

Eggnog Drink Recipe
1 cup Cognac
2 cup Cream
6 each Eggs
2 cup Milk
1 pinch Nutmeg
1 cup Rum
1 cup icing Sugar

Seperate the eggs and keep the yolks. Beat everything together and refrigerate.

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Tim is curator and co founder of When he’s not shaving his face with a bowie knife he’s helping men be better at what they already are: men.

2 Responses to 5 Manly Drinks to Enjoy this Holiday Season

  1. Adam Garratt says:

    Definately having a polar bear this year! I never knew eggnogg was made like that, we dont get it here in the UK, we have this stuff called advocat which I thought was eggnogg lol, it’s nice but i bet the real mcoy is better, must try that recipe.
    .-= Adam Garratt´s last blog ..Everton Confirms Donovan Deal =-.

  2. Amanda says:

    yum! Maybe my man could be convinced to make me the candycane one!

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