20 Cocktail Recipes Every Man Should Know How to Make

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20 Cocktail Recipes Every Man Should Know How to Make

From a classic martini to the perfect Manhattan, there are a few key drinks you need in your entertaining arsenal. And these recipes, from the book World’s Best Cocktails, are guaranteed to turn you into an amateur mixologist.

Replacing the gin in an Alexander with the smoother, darker brandy sets this up as a decent dessert drink. Popularized during Prohibition, it features in WJ Tarling’s 1937 Café Royal Cocktail Book with one part brandy to half crème de cacao and cream, but it is more commonly served as below.

The Glass: Martini or Coupe

The Ingredients:

  • 1 fl oz cognac
  • 1 fl oz brown crème de cacao
  • 1 fl oz heavy cream
  • ice cubes
  • freshly grated nutmeg 


The Instructions: Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into a glass. Garnish with a sprinkling of freshly grated nutmeg and serve.

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