Dad deserves a toast, a break and a strong, cold drink. Thankfully, the spirits world has got dad's back with a few refreshing cocktail recipes.
From tequila to rum and bourbon, these concocktions are crafted with fathers in mind. These are the perfect drinks for your family get-together or outdoor barbeque, and they’ll put a smile on your dad’s face, to say the least!
This refreshing beverage from El Bandido Yankee tequila has all the flavor and spice you need to pair with a delicious barbeque meal—or just enjoy it on a hot summer day. The garnishes tie it all together in one elevated drink.
Directions: Blend all the ingredients together in a shaker over ice, then pour. Garnish with fresh mint and lime wedges.
This drink is not for the faint of heart, with its prickly pear syrup and cucumber wheels. Similar to the Bandido Burro, this cocktail uses El Bandido Yankee Tequila Blanco which is sure to get the party started!
Directions: Combine all the ingredients into a shaker and shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass, and garnish with a cucumber wheel topped with a pinch of tajin.
This cocktail comes straight from the newly opened Vinyl Steakhouse in New York City. No matter where you are in the country, this cocktail is sure to bring some flavor into your life with its grenadine, lime juice, and blackberry combination.
Directions: Muddle the blackberries, then add bourbon, grenadine and lime juice into a cocktail shaker. Half fill the shaker with ice, and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Pour into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Stir in Guinness and garnish with a lime wedge and blackberry threaded on a toothpick.
Hailing from Gugu Room, the newly opened Filipino-Japanese izakaya in New York City, this unique drink is sure to turn heads at your next summer party. The calamansi honey adds a sweetness and a thick, syrupy texture that is a nice balance to the spicy wasabi flavor.
Directions: Add the tequila, Cointreau, calamansi honey, lime juice, gari and wasabi paste to a shaker and muddle. Add ice and shake vigorously. Rim a rocks glass by dipping half of it in calamansi honey, then roll in a mixture of wasabi powder and smoked Madon salt. Strain cocktail into rocks glass over fresh ice.
This sweet drink from Koloa Rum is fruity, fun and perfect to combat the summer heat. The orange bitters offer a sour flavor that mixes nicely with the body of the drink. Nothing says summer like a delicious rum drink!
Directions: Mix demerara syrup and orange bitters in an Old Fashioned glass. Add a dash of plain water. Fill the glass with ice cubes, and add Koloa Kauai Spice Rum.
Another from Koloa Rum, this is the perfect cocktail for the coffee lover in your life. The combination of rum and coffee flavor pairs deliciously with the kumquat zest garnish.
Directions: Stir Koloa Kauai Coffee Rum, Campari and orgeat with ice. Strain into glass with crushed ice. Zest a ripened kumquat over the cocktail.
This drink tastes like it comes straight from the garden with a heavy lime flavor and hints of fresh rosemary. From the bartenders at Kilkea Castle in Ireland, this cold and refreshing drink is great to serve at large for any outdoor occasion.
Directions: Combine Chambord and whiskey in a Boston glass. Add sugar syrup and lime juice to glass. Add a scoop of ice and shake for 20 seconds. Crush 70 ml of ice, and add to whiskey tumbler. Pour contents of Boston glass into the whiskey tumbler. Garnish with rosemary and a slice of lime. Enjoy!
Does your dad love bacon and chocolate? This rich treat from the folks at Divine Chocolate will tickle the sweet tooth and make pops feel extra manly.
Bacon Infused Rye
Salted Divine Chocolate Bacon Garnish
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Photography by: Courtesy of El Bandido Yankee; KK Chote/MST Creative PR; Courtesy of Koloa Rum; Courtesy of Kilkea Castle; Courtesy of Divine Chocolate