What are some cocktails that are masculine but still sweet?

Cocktail Colin says:

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I have found a cocktail that is both masculine and sweet, with a high rating of 4.9/5. This cocktail combines red vermouth, Angostura Bitters, and bourbon, making it a perfect balance of sweetness and bold flavors.
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Masculine cocktails

You asked: What are some masculine but sweet cocktails?. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Manhattan Sweet

The Manhattan Sweet is a classic cocktail that originated in the late 1800s in New York City. This sophisticated drink...

Red vermouth (30ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Bourbon (60ml)

3 ingredients
4.9 / 5

Dark 'n' Stormy

The Dark 'n' Stormy is a classic cocktail that originated in Bermuda in the early 1900s. It has a bold...

Dark rum (60ml), Ginger Beer (100ml), Lime (1)

3 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Sugar Daddy

Creamy, oddly complex yet very drinkable, this was invented as a take on the classic Godfather, subbing root beer schnapps...

Whiskey (90ml), Root beer Schnapps (90ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash)

3 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail with a rich history and a bold, complex flavor profile. Originating in the...

Sugar (1 cube), Angostura Bitters (Few dashes), Bourbon (45ml)

3 ingredients
4.54 / 5

Whisky Sour

The Whisky Sour is a classic cocktail that has been enjoyed for over a century, with a history that dates...

Lemon Juice (25ml), Sugar Syrup (20ml), Bourbon (45ml), Egg (1 egg white)

4 ingredients
4.51 / 5

Maple Old Fashioned

The Maple Old Fashioned is a twist on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail, incorporating the rich sweetness of maple syrup...

Angostura Bitters (Dash), Maple Syrup (10ml), Bourbon (60ml)

3 ingredients
4.25 / 5

Sweet Captain

For when you're out of Gosling's Black Seal, or when you feel that your variation of Dark'n'Stormy is missing just...

Grenadine (15ml), Black rum (45ml), Ginger Beer (120ml)

3 ingredients
3.98 / 5

Old Southerner

A twist on the Old Fashioned by a gentleman with a sweet tooth. ~ Vince Napolitano

Orange Bitters (Dash), Sugar Syrup (10ml), Lemon-Lime soda (30ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Bourbon (60ml)

5 ingredients
3.88 / 5

Fancy Whisky

A very old cocktail, from the time when cocktails were originally invented. The "Fancy…" was a type of type of...

Sugar Syrup (Dash), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Bourbon (60ml)

3 ingredients
3.63 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What makes a cocktail masculine?

A masculine cocktail often has strong, bold flavors, typically featuring spirits like whiskey, bourbon, or rum, which are considered hearty and robust.

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Can a cocktail be both sweet and strong?

Yes, a cocktail can be both sweet and strong by balancing sweet ingredients like syrups or vermouth with strong spirits such as bourbon or rum.

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What ingredients add sweetness to masculine cocktails?

Ingredients like sugar syrup, vermouth, honey, and certain liqueurs can add sweetness to masculine cocktails without overpowering the bold flavors.

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Are there any traditional masculine cocktails that are sweet?

Yes, traditional cocktails like the Old Fashioned or Manhattan can be made sweet through the addition of sweet vermouth, syrups, or bitters.

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How can I balance the flavors in a sweet and masculine cocktail?

To balance the flavors, ensure that the sweetness from ingredients like syrups or vermouth complements the strong base spirit, and add bitters or citrus to enhance the complexity.

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