Let’s be honest, we all love a cold beer and it’s nice to have some wine from time to time too but we all know that men – real men – prefer to drink hard liquor.
Bogart drank scotch, Sinatra drank bourbon, Hemmingway drank rum, James Bond drank vodka and Winston Churchill loved nothing more than a cigar and a good brandy. Alpha-males one and all, and not a spritzer or an alco-pop in sight.
So if you want to be a real man, then you gotta learn how drink like a man.
Caprioska Cocktail Recipe
Caprioskas have to be one of my favourite alcoholic drinks (not that I drink so much). It’s so simple to make so you can’t really get it wrong. It’s tangy and refreshing and perfect as a summer cocktail. Just a word of caution, this is a strong drink and not for the uninitiated! more »
Rather than buying pre-mixed drinks from the shop, you will always end up with a better cocktail if you mix and bottle them yourself. Then, when company comes, you can have the best of both worlds: serving homemade cocktails with the convenience of simply pouring the mix into a shaker and straining it into the glasses.
You should get 12 to 15 drinks from a normal 70cl bottle depending on how heavily you pour. Smaller cocktails are actually better, since they stay better chilled to the finish, and you can always make another round now that mixing is so simple.
Cocktails that feature authentic Cuban rum bottle very nicely. The “aristocrat” of Cuban cocktails, El Presidente, will make your guests feel like they are basking on the rooftop veranda of the elegant Seville-Biltmore Hotel where it was first served in the 1920s to President Mario García Menocal y Deop by bartender Eddie Woelke. This is an easy recipe because you don’t have to measure your ingredients. Simply open a bottle of each spirit into a pitcher and gradually add the syrup to taste. more »