When you think of manly cocktails, your mind probably doesn’t immediately jump to fruit juice, or Pisco and lime. But what if we told you that many manly cocktail recipes don’t involve alcohol? After all, who wants to miss out on all the yummy drinks because they’re only for adults?
How to Make a Manly Drink
Now that you know what manly cocktails don’t contain alcohol, let’s look at how to make some of the manlier drinks. There are a few key steps you can follow to make these non-alcoholic drinks taste even better. First, you’ll want to choose the right ingredients.
Fresh fruit, herbs, and spices can enhance the flavour of your drink while adding a sweet taste. You can even add simple syrups to add extra sweetness. Some convenient syrups are those made with stevia or artificial sweeteners, so they can add a non-alcoholic sweetness without altering the flavour. Next, you’ll want to match your ingredients with the right glass.
For example, if you’re making a sour drink, a heavy glass might overwhelm the flavour. Choose a glass that complements the drink, such as a Collins glass, which has a short stem, with a narrow bowl. A tall glass might sound great, but it can look messy and is best for drinks that don’t require a lot of ice. For a manly drink, you’ll want to keep your ingredients as cold as possible, so use a freezer-proof glass.
Avoid: Manly Drinks With Alcohol
While some of the non-alcoholic drinks you’ll read about in this article are quite sweet, others are very strong. ITomake these stronger drinks, you’ll need to add some alcohol. But, there are a few manly drinks that don’t use alcohol.
So, what are they? The first, and easiest, is to simply swap the spirit for another type of alcohol. For example, if you’re drinking an apple martini, swap the gin for apple liqueur. This will still taste great and add the same flavour. Another, slightly more complicated, way to make a non-alcoholic drink is to use an artificial sweetener.
For example, if you’re making a black Russian, you can use artificial sweetener to make it non-alcoholic. This won’t change the taste, but it’ll make it non-alcoholic for those who aren’t allowed to drink.
A Pisco Sour is a great cocktail to start with because it isn’t too strong, and it’s light and refreshing. The one downside to this drink is that it doesn’t have any alcohol in it. This means that it’s a great non-alcoholic cocktail to get you in the manly mood, but it won’t have a single drop of alcohol in it.
You can make a Pisco Sour at home with just three ingredients. First, you’ll want to add some lemon juice. You can add as much as you want, but we recommend just adding a few drops. Then, you’ll want to add some simple syrup to make the drink sweet.
Simple syrup is a simple mix of equal parts of sugar and water that can add sweetness to your drink. Finally, you’ll want to add some pisco. Pisco is a type of brandy, and it adds a strong flavour to your drink, without the strong flavour of alcohol.
A Gimlet is one of the most popular non-alcoholic drinks out there, and it’s another great option if you’re looking for a non-alcoholic cocktail. Unlike a Pisco Sour, which is a simple drink, a Gimlet is a complex drink, with gin and lime.
To make a non-alcoholic Gimlet, you’ll want to swap out the gin for another type of liquor. For example, if you’re making a rum and lime non-alcoholic Gimlet, you can swap out the gin for rum. This will still taste great, and it’ll still be non-alcoholic.
Blood and Sand
The name of this drink might make you cringe, but the taste might surprise you. A Blood and Sand is a non-alcoholic cocktail made with just black tea, lime juice, and simple syrup. Drinking this drink might not be manly, but it will save you some embarrassment because nobody expects it to taste as good as it does. The taste of black tea might not be for everyone, but you can swap it out for other ingredients, such as herbal tea. This will still give you the same non-alcoholic drink, but with a different flavour.
Special Fries Martini
This is one of the more complex non-alcoholic drinks, but if you want to add some extra flavour to your drink, you should try it. The Special Fries Martini is made with vodka and orange juice, with a twist of orange and a dash of salt.
All you need to make this drink is some orange juice and vodka. You can make this drink by pouring vodka over orange juice, followed by some orange zest, and then some salt. Note that you don’t want to mix the vodka with the orange juice because this creates a non-alcoholic drink that’s too strong.
If you’re looking for a manly drink that doesn’t include alcohol, try the Black Russian. This drink is made with vodka, honey, and black coffee. This drink is great for those who are on the go because it requires just four ingredients and three steps.
First, pour some black coffee into a cup with ice. This mixture will add a strong flavour and also retain the coffee’s, natural sweetness. Next, add honey to sweeten the coffee, and then add vodka to make the coffee drink non-alcoholic.
If you want to try a manly non-alcoholic drink that isn’t too strong, try the Mojito. This is a complex drink made with lime, mint, and sugar. The ingredients might sound complicated, but they are very easy to make. First, add some mint leaves to a glass with ice and water. Then, add lime juice to the glass, and then add sugar to sweeten your drink.
The Daiquiri Rose is another complex manly drink that isn’t too strong. This drink is made with rum, pineapple, and lime. The ingredients might sound like a lot of work, but they are very simple to make. First, add pineapple juice to a glass with ice, and then add rum to make your drink non-alcoholic.
If you want to try a non-alcoholic drink, but don’t want to miss out on the manly taste of alcohol, pick one of these non-alcoholic alternatives. They will still give you the refreshment and flavour you need, without any of the negative side effects of alcohol. Before you know it, you’ll be enjoying all the benefits of these manly drinks without any of the downsides!