Nothing says “I appreciate you” on Father’s Day like a good cocktail. So this year, skip the gift card, tie or golf balls for something Dad really wants: booze that he’s not buying.
These Father’s Day cocktails are tried-and-true, dad-approved drinks sure to make this Father’s Day more memorable than last year – or any year – when booze wasn’t present.
2 ounces rye whiskey or bourbon
2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
1 sugar cube
Muddle sugar and bitters with a small splash of water. Add whiskey and stir. Add a couple good ice cubes and stir again until cold.
For an interesting twist, try making your old fashioned with apple brandy in place of whiskey.
2 oz. gin
1 oz. fino sherry
1 dash orange bitters
Stir all ingredients with ice, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
1.5 oz gin
3/4 oz sweet vermouth
3/4 oz Campari
Stir all ingredients with ice, then strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
1 oz rye whiskey
1 oz Cognac
1 bar spoon orange curaçao
1 bar spoon simple syrup
1 bar spoon absinthe
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Stir all ingredients except club soda with ice, then strain into an ice-filled glass. Add a splash of club soda and garnish with a lemon peel.