Dad deserves a special Father’s Day cocktail. Whether he likes bourbon, gin, rum, tequila, vodka or Irish whiskey, we have a recipe with each of these spirits that will hopefully wow the special dad in your life! On June 19, or any other day of the year, enjoy one of these six Father’s Day cocktail recipes and perhaps gift Dad a bottle of his favorite spirits.
Bulleit Bourbon is an award-winning small batch bourbon produced in Kentucky. According to the company’s website, “The subtlety and complexity of Bulleit Bourbon comes from its unique blend of rye, corn and barley malt, along with specialty yeast strains and pure Kentucky limestone filtered water.” It has a particularly high rye content and, according to online reviews, has a smooth and spicy finish.
Bulleit Bourbon Swizzle
1.3 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
1 ounce. Lemon juice
0.75 oz. simple syrup
0.25 oz. ginger syrup
3 sprigs mint (remove leaves, remove stems)
3 dashes Aromatic bitters
3 dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters
Travel directions: Shake dry, pour into highball glass, top with ice and stir, keeping mint in bottom and top with more crushed ice. Garnish with three dashes of aromatics and Peychaud’s bitters, a sprig of mint and candied ginger. Enjoying!
Aviation Gin was first produced in 2006 and actor Ryan Reynolds co-owned the gin label in 2018. Last Father’s Day, he introduced The Vasectomy cocktail in a video tutorial. This year Nick Cannon stepped in to recreate the cocktail in this funny video, and remarked: “Lord knows I need one.” The Masked Singer recently announced that he is expecting his eighth child.
Tall glass of ice
1 oz Cranberry juice
3 oz Tonic
Splash of lemon juice
1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
Travel directions: Add all ingredients to a tall glass of ice and stir. You can garnish with an orange twist if you like.
Make Dad one of these Father’s Day cocktail recipes!
BACARDI is the world’s largest privately held spirits company with more than 200 brands and labels. The Rum Negroni recipe below uses their Reserva Ocho Rum, otherwise known as The Family Reserve. This rum has been aged for a minimum of eight years and online reviews indicate a rich, complex taste.
BACARD Rum Negroni
2 oz BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho Rum
1 oz MARTINI & ROSSI® Riserva Special Rubino
1 oz MARTINI & ROSSI® bitter liqueur
Method: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until well chilled. Strain into a rocks glass filled with a large ice cube. Garnish with an orange wedge or twist.
1800 Tequila is a Mexican tequila named after the year premium tequila was born. It is a 100% blue agave tequila. The Reposado used in the cocktail below is aged for six months in American and French oak barrels.
2 oz 1800 Reposado
.75 oz lime juice
.75 oz agave syrup
Pinch of salt
1 oz Mexican beer
instructions:: In a shaker mold, mix 1800 Cristalino Tequila, fresh lime juice, agave syrup and a pinch of salt. Fill with ice and shake vigorously. Strain over fresh ice into rock glass. Top with Mexican beer and lime wheel garnish.
NEFT Vodka is a small, award-winning Austrian vodka. It’s made from unmalted, old-fashioned rye grains that, according to their website, “provide subtle sweetness and a luxuriously long finish of smooth, rye spice.” It is uniquely packaged in a choice of black, white or Pride designed shatterproof aluminum barrels.
NEFT Dirty Double
3oz NEFT Vodka
.75oz olive juice
Travel directions: Stir over ice and strain into the rock glass with a single block of ice with an olive garnish.
Clonakilty Distillery opened in Ireland in 2018 and produces single pot still Irish whiskies. The distillery was founded by the Scully family, 9th generation farmers. The Port Cask Whiskey used in the cocktail recipe below is made with a premium Irish malt and a 9 year old Irish grain.
The old fashioned Clonakilty
2 oz Clonakilty Port Cask Whiskey
0.25 oz Demerara Syrup
4 dashes Angostura orange bitters
1 dash of Angostura bitters
Preparation: Pour into a rocks glass with a large ice cube.
Guilty Eaters, what’s your dad’s favorite drink? Which of these Father’s Day cocktail recipes will you be making?