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The Gentleman’s Quick Cocktail Guide, Part 2

Afternoon gents, it’s Max from The Young Gentleman’s Guide here! So, if you couldn’t guess by the title, today’s article will be a continuation of the first cocktail guide I put up back in January. If you missed it, the link is right here. I thought that article was incredibly fun to make, so I thought I would bring you some more drinks to share with your friends at your next get-together!

Disclaimer: While I will be talking about alcoholic beverages and encouraging my readers to enjoy said beverages, I also encourage them to drink responsibly. I will not be responsible for the consequences of your actions if you overdrink or get behind the wheel while intoxicated. Please be careful and know your limits.

1. Tom Collins


Ingredients: 2 oz of gin, 1 oz of fresh lemon juice, 1/2 of simple syrup, club soda, garnish with 2 lemon slices

The drink so popular they named the glass after it! Originating in England after being memorialized in the Fortnightly Review magazine in 1891, this drink can be the perfect summer refresher. It’s almost like a more classy and adult variation of lemonade.

2. Mint Julep


1⁄4 oz of raw sugar syrup, 8 mint leaves, 2 oz of bourbon, garnish with 1 mint sprig

Introduced by U.S. Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky during the eighteenth century, this is a classy drink most commonly associated with the American South and the Kentucky Derby. Pretty much anyone who enjoys classic “minty freshness” will be in for a real treat with this cocktail.

3. White Russian


2 oz of vodka, 1 oz of kahlúa, heavy cream (or milk depending on your tastes)

Anyone who’s seen the 1998 Coen Brothers film The Big Lebowski knows that this is the beverage of choice for Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski. In fact, it was that movie that brought this drink back into the sunlight, since it was never really that popular since it was introduced in 1965. Nonetheless, this can be an interesting cocktail for those looking for something a little outside the box.

4. Screwdriver


1 1/2 oz of vodka, orange juice

First appearing in literature as far back as 1938, this cocktail can be a perfect alternative to the mimosa, which I mentioned in the last cocktail guide. Just as refreshing as the mimosa, this beverage can be the perfect choice with your Sunday brunch.

5. Irish Coffee


Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz of Irish Whiskey, 1 oz brown sugar syrup, hot brewed coffee

While the term “Irish coffee” can refer to most alcoholic coffee drinks colloquially, nowadays the term is most commonly associated with this recipe that most people are familiar with. Travel writer Stanton Delaplane is credited with bringing it to the US after working with the Buena Vista Cafe to start serving it back as early as 1952. Anyone looking for either an accompaniment to their breakfast or a decent nightcap should give this one a try!

So there we have it! Those are just five (5) more cocktails for you gents to try and experiment with. For those who are wonder, most of the recipes I found for this guide came from, so if there are any other cocktails you’re interested in looking into, be sure to check them out! In any case, I hope you enjoyed reading today’s article. Please be sure to share the article, follow the blog, follow The Young Gentleman’s Guide on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, and support us on Patreon. And on that note, this is Max from The Young Gentleman’s Guide, and I’ll see you next time!


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