This year, we think Dad deserves a little more than his everyday beer. We’ve rounded up 5 sleek cocktails for him to sip on while he kicks back this Father’s Day. From a classic Manhattan to a fiery spin on a margarita, there’s something for every Dad out there.
If your Dad is into Bourbon may we suggest this classic Old Fashioned from The Feed Feed! This booze forward drink is a classic for a reason. Since there are so few ingredients—essentially bourbon and bitters–it’s worth splurging on the best you can find.
If your pops enjoys a puff from a cigar or a fine scotch, try this super-simple yet refined cocktail from Castalia in Detroit. Men’s Journal shared the recipe for this fragrant drink with Scotch, Rum and Molasses Bitters, which is supposed to evoke pipe tobacco.
This hybrid cocktail from The Grey in Savannah, and published by Wine magazine, is a clever cross between a classic Margarita and a Caipirinha, Brazil’s refreshing national cocktail made with cachaça. The zesty cocktail is also “sassed up” with a bit of honey and fresh ginger. If your dad is craving a trip to the tropics, this drink will transport him.
If Dad loves an ice-cold Manhattan, consider this make-ahead bottled Manhattan from Dave Arnold and Don Lee of Greenwich Village’s much loved and recently closed bar Existing Conditions. Arnold and Lee believe that in order to get the best, well-chilled Manhattan you should make it in advance and store in your freezer or fridge until ready to pour. Plus: You can make a big batch in advance so no mixing or measuring is required during your Father’s Day celebration. Get the full how-to from Food & Wine magazine here.
The Red Pepper Padre, courtesy of Padre Azul tequila and Esquire magazine, combines blanco tequila, biting black peppercorns, slightly sweet red bell peppers and fresh lime juice for a cocktail Dad will not expect. Don’t worry: This fiery-looking drink is not as lethal as it may appear. In fact, you can customize the heat to Dad’s liking by adjusting the amount of black pepper.