Today’s the day, gents. Calling all manly men out there ready to preview some hunky cooking skills before the holiday season– It’s National Men Make Dinner Day!

So, sure– food is great. But what does this really mean to us here at Drinking In America? Well, of course–an opportunity for food is an opportunity to pair it with a boozy concoction. What better incentive could you ask for?

Need some inspiration? We’ve got you covered.

Cider Dark & Stormy paired with Chili: (1 serving)

  • Lime wedge
  • 4 oz. ginger beer
  • 1/4 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz. dark rum
  • 2 oz. apple cider

Combine lime juice, rum, and cider in a glass of ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with the lime wedge.

Bloody Mary paired with Beef Stew: (4 servings) 

  • 3 cups tomato juice
  • 3/4 cup vodka
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons prepared Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 4 pepperoncini peppers and brine
  • 4 stalks celery
  • black pepper

Combine tomato juice, vodka, lemon juice, horseradish, Worcestershire, hot sauce, celery salt, and pepperoncini brine in a large pitcher. Serve over ice, celery stalks, and pepperoncini. Sprinkle black pepper to taste.

Recipes found via realsimple.com