Father's Day is a time when dads around the country can sit back, relax, and let their (of-age) kids play bartender. Whether he's up for anything, or stuck in his old scotch and soda routine, now is the time to mix things up and impress dad with your cocktail knowledge!
Eager to please but looking for a little advice this Sunday? Try an updated gin and tonic with tarragon sprigs, or a Bloody Mary with bacon-flavored vodka. Or if dad's a beer guy, check out the Groundskeeper, a beer-based cocktail that's sure to still quench his thirst. With killer cocktail recipes like these, the big guy is sure to be one happy dad.
And of course, if your father is more of an oenophile, don't forget to check out our Father's Day food and wine pairings on Snooth and What's Cookin!
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1/2 oz Cointreau
1 oz Campari
orange twist for garnish
Shake first three ingredients with ice in a shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with orange twist.
1/2 oz. Amaretto
Combine in a rocks glass with ice.
Fill glass with tomato juice
1 dash each of celery salt and ground black pepper
2-4 dashes each of Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco
1/8 tsp. horseradish
Shake and pour into a salt rimmed pint glass. Garnish with a celery stalk and your favorite pickled vegetables.
2 1/2 ounces gin
2 finely chopped tarragon sprigs
4 ounces chilled tonic water
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the gin and tarragon sprigs and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass and top with the tonic water.
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1/4 oz. 2:1 rich simple syrup (or one sugar cube if preferred)
Muddle syrup and orange peel in glass. Add bitters and whiskey and stir. Add ice cubes and stir again.