This week’s cocktails are in honor of dear old Dad. I hope you will be celebrating the day with your own father or your memories of him. Now not all dads are into mixed drinks of course so an ice cold beer is always a great alternative. My dad, grandfather, uncle, and cousins all worked at Anheuser-Busch and so there was always plenty of beer drinking happening on special occasions like Father’s Day.
Whatever Dad’s pleasure – cheers!
The chili powder on the rim of the glass gives a kick to this cool cocktail for a cool dad!
- 1.5oz Trianon Blanco Tequila
- 1oz agave nectar
- 1oz fresh squeezed lime juice
- splash splash of orange liqueur
- cucumber slices
- chili powder
|In a shaker, add tequila, agave, lime juice, orange liqueur, and cucumber slices. Muddle the cucumber slices. Add ice and shake. Strain into a chili powder rimmed glass. Garnish with fresh cucumber slices. |
Pass Interference Cocktail
This is the perfect accompaniment for Dad while he is grilling. Tongs in one hand and this cocktail in the other.
- 1oz Lucid Absinthe
- 1oz Sobieski Vanilla Vodka
- 4oz cola
- 1 mint sprig
|Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a highball glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint. |
Big Daddy Cocktail
This is a classic cocktail with big flavor for your Big Daddy on Father's Day.
- 2oz CAMUS VSOP Elegance Cognac
- 3-4 dashes Peychaud's Bitters
- lemon peel
|In a shaker, add liquid ingredients and ice. Shake. Strain into a rocks glass. Spray the glass with the lemon peel zest. Serve. |
Dad’s Delight Cocktail
This cocktail will be sure to delight Dad this Father's Day!
- 1oz Ungava Gin
- 1oz orange liqueur
- 1oz Lillet Blanc
- 1/2oz Thai basil syrup
- 1oz lime juice
- Kaffir lime leaf, for garnish
In a shaker add all but the garnish. Shake and strain into a large cocktail glass. Garnish with lime leaf.
What is your dad’s favorite drink? Don’t forget that leaving a comment on this post (thru August 31, 2014) gets you an automatic entry into the Nokia 2520 Tablet Giveaway!