Best Gentleman Drinks For The Summer

By Staff

Forgo the run of the mill summer drinks and sip on a few of our favorite blends to get you through those sweltering summer days.

While vacationing in Cuba a few weeks ago, we were surprised at the number of men walking around in their barely there swimsuits, drinking Piña Coladas. We suppose an all-inclusive resort located thousands of miles away from everyday people and places would be the best place to indulge in sugary rum-infused goodness, but back home you may be strapped for ideas about which manly mixed drinks you can serve alongside your basketball munchies. When we’re craving a drink without the term “on the rocks” strapped to the end of it, these are four of our go-to mixed drinks.

Dark ’N’ Stormy

Photo Courtesy of: Flickr We’re sure you’ve had one of these, but have you had it with Fentimans Ginger Beer? Probably not, since Fentimans can be hard to come by in the United States. A road trip to a neighboring town may be necessary to experience the incomparable bite of this ginger beer, and we wholeheartedly approve of such dire action. Just be sure to sleep off your Dark ’N’ Stormy hangover before heading back home.

What you need:

Ice 1.5 shots rum 120 ml of Fentimans Ginger Beer 1 slice of lime

Adios Mother F*cker

Photo Courtesy of: Flickr If you just can’t shake your need for a colorful drink, you’re going to have to pay for it later; at least, we did when we first tried an Adios Mother F*cker. It’s basically a Long Island Iced Tea with 7Up and Blue Curaçao instead of Coke and gomme syrup. Yes, it tastes as badass as it sounds.

What you need:

Ice ½ shot rum ½ shot vodka  ½ shot tequila ½ shot gin  ½ shot Blue Curaçao 60 ml bar lime 60 ml 7Up soda

Smoked Lemonade and Bourbon

Photo Courtesy of: Flickr Our editor in chief came back from Liquids and Solids in Lake Placid raving about a drink that mixed the tranquility of a glass of ice-cold lemonade on a hot summer’s day and the ass-kicking of a strong bourbon. There is a bit of preparation needed for this drink since you’re going to have to smoke your lemons by hand, but it’s definitely worth the work and makes for a great signature drink only a few people take the time to make. A comprehensive guide to smoking your own lemons can be found here:

What you need:

Ice ½ smoked lemon 1 tsp sugar Water 1 shot bourbon

Old Fashioned

Photo Courtesy of: Flickr What cocktail list would be complete without a recipe for an Old Fashioned? Channel your inner Draper by winding down from a hard day’s work with this 206-year-old cocktail. It’s been around this long, so it must be doing something right!

What you need:

Ice         2 shots bourbon 1 tsp sugar  1 tbsp water 2 dashes bitters 1 maraschino cherry 1 slice of orange


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