Drinks That Real Men Do Not Drink
No.10 - Tequila Sunrise
Ingredients: Tequila, orange juice and grenadine
Man it up: Try a Mexican Screw (Cabo Wabo Reposada Tequila and orange juice). It's a great alternative to coffee at a dreaded brunch.
No.9 - Malibu & Diet
Ingredients: Malibu Rum and Diet Coke
The Malibu & Diet is a favorite of many college girls for its lack of calorie and carbohydrate content. Also, it's an easy way to spot a Tri Delt on pretty much any college campus.
Man it up: Captain and Coke (Captain Morgan Rum and Coca-Cola). There's nothing wrong with a rum and Coke when ordered correctly, just be sure to ask for the right variation.
No.8 - Fuzzy Navel
Ingredients: Vodka, Peach Schnapps, orange juice
When dealing with alcohol, "fuzzy" refers to peach and "navel" speaks of orange flavors.
Man it up: Screwdriver (vodka and orange juice). The Screwdriver is a classic cocktail found on many golf courses before an early tee time.
No.7 - Lemon Drop
Ingredients: Tuaca, Grand Marnier, sugar, and a lemon wedge
Man it up: A shot of chilled Tuaca. Its smooth and almost vanilla flavors make for a supremely easy shot that, with enough down the hatch, will put you on the floor nice and slowly.
No.6 - Amaretto Sour
Ingredients: Amaretto, sweet and sour and a maraschino cherry. A cherry? Enough said.
Man it up: Old-Fashioned Whisky Sour (whisky, sweet and sour mix and bitters). Ask the barmaid to skip on the cherry or you might as well curtsy when they deliver it.
No.5 - Strawberry Margarita (or any frozen swirl)
Ingredients: Good question. Who knows what goes into that frozen margarita machine. Start with a sugary mix, cheap scotch and Sprite, then finish with any bottle left collecting dust in the liquor cage.
Man it up: Top Shelf Margarita on The Rocks (Patron Silver Tequila, Grand Marnier, Cointreau, sweet and sour mix, lime juice, and ice).
No.4 - Wine Spritzer
Ingredients: Cheap wine and soda water, often garnished with fruit. Here is another example of taking a perfectly fine alcohol and destroying it. A great wine should stand on its own. A cheap wine should never be bought.
Man it up: A fat Cabernet or even a Malbec. The only way to go here is in the total and absolute opposite direction. Instead of lightening a crap wine with soda, go for the stuff that puts hair on your chest. A nice Malbec has the taste and smell of an Argentinean winery, slightly dusty and full of passion.
No.3 - Any Alcopop
These include such bottled delights as Smirnoff Ice, Two Dogs, Hooperâ€™s Hooch, Zima, and Mikeâ€™s Hard Lemonade. These are fruity malt beverages ordered by women because they donâ€™t like the taste of beer.
Man it up: If you must go for a flavored beverage, try out a Bud Light Lime. It is still pretty new to the scene, and although it is a beer, Bud Light Lime has found great success in the flavored malt beverage market that Smirnoff has dominated for years now.
No.2 - Appletini
Ingredients: Vodka and Apple Puckers. This drink breaks two of the cardinal rules of manly drinks: Always avoid fruity/sweet flavors and glow-in-the-dark colors.
Man it up: Bombay Sapphire Gin Martini (Bombay Sapphire Gin, vermouth, blue cheese stuffed green olives). The only thing green about a martini should be the olives in the bottom of the glass. "Shaken, not stirred," of course.
No.1 - Cosmopolitan
Ingredients: Vodka, Triple Sec, cranberry and lime juice.
The Cosmopolitan is our No. 1 pick for drinks real men donâ€™t order. It has two juices and three fruity flavors for Peteâ€™s sake! And for what? To take the bite out of the vodka?
Man it up: Cape Cod (vodka and cranberry juice). Order with caution; this is a pink drink. As a general rule, men should never be caught dead with a pink beverage in hand, but this one is acceptable in some circles.