Dry Martini

bond-martini_headerEvery Gent dreams of being James Bond.  Reaching his level of manliness might be unattainable, but at least we can mimic some of his drinking habits.  For this reason, this weeks Masculine Mix belongs to the legendary Martini.

 

Dry Martini

  • 2 oz Dry Gin
  • 1 oz Vermouth
  • 2 dashes Orange Bitters

Instructions

Mix ingredients into container with ice.  Either shake or stir according to your preference.  Shaken will leave the drink with an opaque color due to air bubbles while stirred will keep the cocktail clear.  Pour ingredients into martini glass while filtering ice.  Enjoy!

Alternatives

Rather than using Orange Bitters, a common mixture of choice is olive juice.

 

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White Russian

THE_BIG_LEBOWSKIIts time for the one and only drink popularized by the Dude, or El Duderino if you’re not into that whole brevity thing.  The White Russian is the quintessential drink for any sophisticated gentleman who is looking for a smooth libation after dinner.

White Russian

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 1 oz Cream

Instructions

Pour vodka and kahlua over ice and stir.  Top off with cream and enjoy

Alternatives

Rather than using cream, whole milk is a suitable substitution.

Old Fashioned

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The “Old Fashioned” is one of the original cocktails meant for starting out your days with a bang.  What better way to start your morning than with the true necessities of life:sugar, water, and whiskey.

Old Fashioned

  • 2 oz bourbon whiskey
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • 1 splash water
  • 1 tsp sugar

Instructions

Mix sugar, bitters, and water into a paste.  Pour in bourbon and stir.  Add ice cubes and garnish with a maraschino cherry and an orange slice.

Alternatives

Many people would prefer to use rye whiskey instead of bourbon because the drink is already sweet enough as is.

Tom Collins

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Another day brings us to another addition to the DYG collection.  Masculine mixes is dedicated to giving the best drink recipes that each gentleman should include in his repertoire.  From this page you will find alternative drink types for various occasions.

Our first entry includes ingredients that even the simplest of home bars should include.  The “Tom Collins” is a perfect drink to sate your summer thirst due to its subtle sweetness.  Word to the wise, this drink is best enjoyed outdoors in the sunshine.

Tom Collins

  • 2 ounces Dry Gin
  • 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • 1/2 ounce lemon Juice
  • Club Soda

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients into a cup of ice.  Stir briefly and garnish with a lemon slice and maraschino cherry.