With only a few more shopping days until Sunday, we have a secret to let you in on: What your dad really wants this Father's Day isn't another tie or book about baseball—he really wants to spend some time with you.
This Father's Day, grab a bottle of his favorite liquor, mix up a batch of cool cocktails, and clink glasses with your pops. We rounded up a gallery of dad-friendly sips for your inspiration.
Don't forget: when you raise your glass on Sunday, be sure to toast in Dad's honor.
1-1½ parts Jack Daniel?s Old No. 7
½ part sweet vermouth
Dash of bitters
Combine in a shaker with ice. Serve straight up. Garnish with a cherry.
4. Basil PatrónIngredients:
2 oz Patrón Silver
1 oz lime juice
1 oz basil syrup
Fresh basil for garnish
Fill a double rocks glass with ice, add ingredients and stir well. Garnish with a fresh basil leaf.
5. Hot, Hot, Hot Martini with Homemade Chili Pepper Infused RumRecipe from celeb chef and caterer Andrea Correale.
3 oz dark spiced chili infused rum; Infuse your own chili pepper rum by slicing up 6-8 chili peppers into strips, with seeds and stems, and marinating them in 1 liter of dark spiced rum for 24 hours in a cool, dark place.
2 oz coca cola
1 chili pepper for garnish
Slice of lime twist
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker half-filled with cracked ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with pepper flakes and large chili pepper. Muddle and serve.
6. TOMMY COLLINSIngredients:
2 parts Dewar?s White Label Blended Scotch Whisky
1 part fresh squeezed lemon juice
¾ part simple syrup
Shake the first three ingredients together and strain over ice in a Collins glass. Top with soda and stir. Garnish with a lemon wedge and sprig of mint.
7. Mint GimletIngredients:
1.25 oz. Nolet?s Silver Dry Gin
.75 oz. simple syrup
.75 oz. fresh lime Juice
8-10 mint leaves
Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into an ice filled rocks glass. Garnish with a mint sprig.
8. Old FashionedIngredients:
1 part Dewar?s Scotch Whisky
1 teaspoon sugar
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 orange slices
2 maraschino cherries
Water or soda
In the bottom of a rocks glass, carefully muddle the sugar, bitters, 1 orange slice, 1 cherry and a splash of water or soda. Remove the orange rind and add the Dewar?s and ice. Garnish with the remaining orange slice and cherry.
9. The Apple Doesn't Fall FarIngredients:
2 parts Svedka Citron
2 parts apple juice
1 part ginger beer
1/2 part fresh lime juice
Build in Collins glass, stir, and garnish with a slice of ginger.
11. Black JulepIngredients:
2 parts Black Velvet Whisky
6 sprigs of mint leaves
2 tsp fine sugar
Put mint in a glass with sugar and gently muddle. Fill halfway with crushed ice and Black Velvet garnish with mint leaves.
12. Lynchburg LemonadeIngredients:
1 part Jack Daniel's Old No. 7
1 part triple sec
1 part sour mix
4 parts lemon-lime soda
Combine and stir. Garnish with a lemon slice and cherry.