When it comes to New Year’s Eve, alcohol is a man’s best friend. However, if you’re a real man, then you weren’t out sipping chocolate martinis or fuzzy navel wine coolers with your girlfriend. If you really want to put some hair on your chest this year, then here are 10 of the manliest alcoholic drinks of all time.
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There’s no doubt that beer and whiskey are two of the manliest straight-up drinks out there. As such, taking the time to combine a shot of whiskey with a nice pint of dark stout is a surefire way to fit in around a bunch of lumberjacks. One of the more well-known manly drinks out there, tradition beckons the drinker to drop the shot of whiskey directly into the pint and then chug-a-lug to finish off the concoction in as short a time as possible.
9 Spicy Sandstorm
There are a number of manly drinks out there that incorporate the testosterone-boosting flavor of Tabasco sauce. Of them all, the Spicy Sandstorm is perhaps the most macho. The recipe calls for one ounce scotch, one ounce gin, a splash of Tabasco and a couple pinches of ground pepper. With those four ingredients, any guy who can gulp it down without puking it right back up is as burly as they come.
8 Four Horsemen
If you’re looking for a manly shot, then the four horsemen is a classic choice. Equal parts tequila, Jagermeister, Rumple Minze and Bacardi 151, the drink is about as tasty as a teacup filled with rubbing alcohol. If you’ve got something to prove, then this is the drink to order.
There’s a reason that moonshine is illegal to consume in the United States. Due to poor standards used in this home brew grain alcohol production, moonshine is some of the hardiest and most dangerous alcohol on the planet. In the good ol’ days, country bootleggers would often use car radiators to help distill the product, a fact that often lead to the inclusion of antifreeze in the final product. A number of other hazardous toxins such as lead could also find its way into moonshine. While drinking moonshine will no doubt prove your manliness, its unsafe nature may also prove your stupidity.
6 The End of History Beer
At an impressive 55 percent alcohol by volume, the End of History Beer by BrewDog wins the title of strongest beer in the world. However, it’s the packaging of this rare brew that truly sets it apart from such sissy beers as Miller Lite. You see, each bottle is encased by a once-living squirrel, rabbit or weasel. Truly, if you’re in the mood to sip a rugged beer, then this astonishing invention may sit at the top of your list.
5 The Prairie Oyster
Remember that scene in Rocky where he guzzles that big glass of raw eggs? Well, no one can deny how macho that dude was –- a fact that makes the Prairie Oyster a shoe-in on our list. The ingredients for this muscular drink include 1.5 ounces of bourbon, one raw egg and a splash of Tabasco. Mmm-mm — now that’s good drinking.
4 Liquid Steak
When it comes to the world of food, there’s no manlier entrée than a big old hunk of beef. So if you want a liquid equivalent to that macho meal, you’ll sidle up to the bar and ask for a liquid steak. Composed of 1.5 ounces of Bacardi 151 and a splash of Worcestershire sauce, this shot isn’t for the timid.
3 New Jersey Turnpike
The New Jersey Turnpike is a legendary drink typically reserved for the guy on the losing side of a bet. The drink calls for the server to ring out the mat found on the floor of a bar into a shot glass. Then, the liquid drippings found on a nearby bar rag are squeezed into the glass to complete the cocktail. Like the old-school option of moonshine, this drink isn’t recommended for those of us who feel the need to prove our cajones.
2 Snake Wine
It takes one truly manly drink to infuse a whole snake’s carcass into the distilling process. Snake wine has long been touted among Asian cultures for its ability to increase virility. And certainly, if you have the short hairs to sip from a wine bottle that features an entombed venomous snake, then you’ve got more than a little testosterone running in your veins.
1 Enpinyo and Cow’s Blood
The indigenous African tribe of the Maasai may be some of the most macho men on the planet. Apparently, these dudes are known to sip on a distilled African liquor called Enpinyo followed by a hardy swig of pure cow’s blood. Now, as far as chasers go, this has to be one of the most extreme ways to cleanse your palette. But then again, the Maasai swear the blood is the perfect solution for preventing a hangover. Of course, this may have something to do with the fact that you probably drink less when you know you’ve got to top it off with a mouthful of cow’s blood.