Think James Bond's success with women is simply down to his awesome style, fancy cars and, well, the fact he's a secret agent?

It's also because he's got the cojones to order himself what is incorrectly considered a 'girly drink.'

Why cocktails in their essence are considered unmanly is beyond us. The very name screams raw masculinity, two-fold. Mix up one of these minimalist wonders and discover your new favourite tipple. Just leave out the umbrellas and sparkly things, yeah? 

4 ounces champagne
2 peach puree
1 splash of grenadine
Fine Sugar
 
 


 
2 ounces vodka
4 ounces tomato juice
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 splash worsetershire sauce
3 to 4 dahes Tabasco
1 teaspoon horseradish
stalk of celery
 
 


 2 ounces vodka
1 ounce contreau
1 ounce cranberry juice
1 ounce lime juice
 
 


 
2 ounces white rum
1/2 teaspoon superfine sugar
1/2 ounce lime juice
 
 


2 ounces rye whisky
1 ounce Italian vermouth
2 dashes angostura bitters
twist of orange
maraschino cherry
 
 


2 ounce white rum
1/2 teaspoon superfine sugar
1/2 ounce lime juice
Garnish rim with salt
 
 


4 ounces gin
1 ounces dry vermouth
Cocktail onion (Gibson)
Twist of lemon (Twist)
Olive
 
 


1pt gin
1pt sweet vermouth
1pt campari
ball of ice
Twist of orange
 
 


 
1 sugar cube
3 dashes angostura bitters
club soda
2 ounces rye whisky
Large ice cube
 
 


 1 sugar cube
2 1/2 ounces rye whisky
2 dashes peychauds bitters
1 dash angostura bitters
Absinthe
Lemon peel

 

Illustrations by Nick Barclay Designs