Need a Last Minute Father's Day Gift? Mix Up a Cocktail to Share with Dad
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.
[wrn_tweet title="Instant Tip!"]The perfect last minute Father's Day gift: A cool cocktail and quality time with Dad.[/wrn_tweet]
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.
• 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.
Hot, Hot, Hot Martini with Homemade Chili Pepper Infused Rum
Recipe 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
• Mint springs
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
The Apple Doesn't Fall Far
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.