Next weekend we will be celebrating dad with gifts (here’s a gift guide for inspiration!), food and a cocktail to toast to his awesomeness. I’m sure you (and your dad!) have a go-to cocktail that you enjoy and doesn’t require a lot of thinking on your part. You know what it is, what it has and how much of it goes in your glass for you to sip and enjoy. However, Father’s Day, and any other special occasion for that matter, is the perfect excuse to create something special to treat yourself and anyone else joining you in the festivities. In this case… dad! So, I’ve compiled various Father’s Day cocktail recipes that are fun and strong (just like dad!) to toast to his love for you.
No matter if you and your father are fans of gin, vodka, whiskey or dark rum, I’m sure you’ll find a recipe that’ll inspire you both to experiment at your home bar this Father’s Day. So, pick your poison, grab that cocktail shaker and get ready to mix, stir and shake dad a Father’s Day cocktail he’ll enjoy on his day.
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This gin based cocktail made with Gordy’s Pickle Jar‘s new and first-ever filtered, canned pickle brine concocted by 2 Birds 1 Stone in Washington, DC is perfect for the dad that loves a refreshing, summery drink.
1.5 oz Green Hat Ginavit
1 oz Gordy’s Fine Brine
0.5 oz lime juice
0.25 oz rich simple syrup
2 dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters
Shake. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with a lime wheel.
This martini made of vodka and whiskey is perfect for the extra manly dad that enjoys his drinks strong.
1.5 oz Ketel One Vodka
Rinse of Lagavulin or Oban Scotch Whisky
Rinse old fashioned glass with scotch. Shake Ketel One Vodka with ice and strain into glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
This dark rum mix is perfect for that father that appreciates the simplest things in life with a fun twist. It’s also a great cocktail to enjoy all summer long! Want to learn more about dark rum and how it is similar to whiskey in its complexity and sophistication? Read my post on Aged Rum 101.
1.5 oz. Appleton Estate Signature Blend
0.75 oz. fresh lime juice
0.5 oz. Demerara Simple Syrup
Garnish with mint, fruit
Shake and strain all ingredients into a Collins glass. Add mounds of crushed ice. Garnish with mint sprig and fruit of your choice.
Which of these cocktails caught your eye? Be sure to share your favorite or if you attempt to create one or all of these for dad this upcoming Father’s Day on a comment. Cheers!