Being a man is hard. Sometimes, we have to put down our drink so that we can take a bite of a delicious steak. But then, when we want to drink again, we have to forgo eating the steak for a second. It’s really frustrating and quite sad, really.


Don’t worry, friends – there is a glorious remedy to this situation. And it’s called… meat cocktails. An ingenious combination of booze and meat, guaranteed to satisfy your manly urges (well, most of them).


Hint: convince the lady in your life to make you one of these. Otherwise we’d probably give up and grab a beer from the fridge.


The Tipsy Pig Cocktail

Meat cocktails

Everyone loves bacon (it’s true, we have experience), so if you’ve never had a meat cocktail before, we recommend beginning with the bacon variety; The Tipsy Pig Cocktail is a great place to start. This is what you need:


  • 3 oz. bourbon
  • 1 oz. bacon brown sugar simple syrup (made from 1 c. cooked, chopped bacon and 1 c. brown sugar)
  • 1 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 5 drops bitters


The Moo-garita


We had to share this Moo-garita recipe because the name intrigued and beef jerky is delicious. It’s pretty detailed recipe, so we understand if you stealthily bribe someone else to make it for you. We’re also a big fan of potential short-cuts and ways to make things easier so if you choose to go with buying beef jerky in a store rather than making your own – we’ll give you a high five. Here’s your shopping list:


1 oz. tequila

1 oz. beef stock

1/2 oz. ginger-lime simple syrup (made with 1/2 c. fresh lime juice, 1/2 c. sugar, 1 Tbsp. fresh grated ginger)

1/2 oz. thinned tamarind paste

Jalapeno-lime beef jerky, for garnish


The Carnosaur


This drink is great because you get to use your grill. You have to begin by rubbing a piece of London Broil with steak seasoning and then grill it for 5 minutes on each side. After that, place the meat between two plastic cutting boards and press the juices out into a bowl. Then grab a shaker filled with ice and add:


  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 4 oz. tomato or vegetable juice
  • 1 oz. meat juice
  • 1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. Bloody Mary-type spices (a specific brand is recommended when you click through the link above)


Have you had a great drink that makes you forget about your steak for 5 minutes? Tell us about it.