There’s nothing quite like putting your feet up and tossing back a cold one on a hot June afternoon—and that’s probably how dear old Dad envisions his ideal Father’s Day. However, instead of the same old boring beer in a brown bottle, treat your pops to a special concoction from our collection of manly-man, classic cocktails…

1. Beer Margarita

Take dad on a taste-filled trip to Mexico with this beach-inspired beer cocktail. Fill a tall picture with 2 bottles of dad’s favorite light brew, add a can of lemonade concentrate, a cup of tequila, and add fresh lime wedges. Serve in frozen, salt-rimmed glasses for effect.




2. The Smoking Gun

If pops is a fan of old westerns, you know the ones starring Charlie Bronson and Clint Eastwood, then serve him a notorious gunslinger of a drink that he won’t soon forget. This delicious varmint contains equal parts scotch and Fernet Branca, plus a dash of brown sugar and bitters. It’s the perfect after-dinner, after-lawn mowing, or after barbecuing sipper—served ice cold!


Source: Imbibe Magazine

3. Bourbon Daddy

Raise a toast dear old pop with this spicy mixture of mellow bourbon, egg white, fresh lemon juice, sticky-sweet agave syrup, smooth sage, and a fiery pinch of pink peppercorns. Mmmmm goes down smooth—especially in a reclining lawn chair!



4. Classic Manhattan

Treat dad like Don Draper, James Bond, Indiana Jones…or whoever his favorite hero might be with this swagger-filled Manhattan cocktail. The perfectly cool blend of whiskey, bitters, and sweet vermouth in a crispy martini glass.

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5. Gin Daddy

With deliciously cool  hints of fresh lemon, piney gin, and rosemary—this dad-inspired cocktail is perfect to sip on a hot Sunday afternoon in the sun-filled back yard while grilling a feast for the whole family.



6. The Havana

Give dad some alone time with one of his favorite cigars paired with this dusky-delicious concoction of bourbon, Frangelico, several bitters (chocolate, cherry, and angostura), and whiskey.  It’s the ideal libation for some well-deserved alone time.


7. Rusty Nail

Sure, your dad might be a little rough around the edges, but no need to call him a Rusty Nail. However, if you fill a rocks-filled tumbler with Drambuie and scotch with a lemon twist, you might see dear old dad’s crusty exterior melt before your very eyes.



8. Father’s Day “Ballgame”

If you can’t take dad out to the ballgame, serve him a cocktail that might make up for it.  This Wild Turkey-based drink is blended with amaretto, soda, fresh lemon, Frangelico, and a pinch of rock salt, but the best part is the presentation. It’s served in a tall glass that’s rimmed with crushed Cracker Jack popcorn—and dad won’t have to stand in the lineup at ballpark concessions to enjoy this homerun of a drink!



Anna adores cooking, drinking wine, and listening to records, but she does a lot of yoga to balance things out ;) This explains the black bean brownie disaster of 2007 (don't bring that up). She's noshed in countries like Greece, Turkey, France, Ireland, Costa Rica, and numerous other weird, yummy places that will get her waxing all poetic about her favorite recipes.

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