While it’s easy schedule a brunch date to celebrate Mom’s special day, dads provide more of a challenge to ensure his day is wonderful, too. The best spots in the city are sure to have a long waiting list but you can also cook up an amazing meal for him (remember, barbeque is best) and pair with a masculine cocktail to wash it down. Shake up any of these stiff sippers, and he’s sure to smile!
Father’s Day Rock and Rye by Culinary Concepts
33.8 oz. Rittenhouse Rye
4 oz. Luxardo Sour Cherry Syrup
8 oz. Rock Candy
5 Pieces Star Anise
3 Pieces of Cinnamon Stick
12 Pieces of Cloves
3 Pieces of Orange
3 Pieces of Lemon
Combine ingredients in a large bowl and pour Bell Jars. Age for 18 days, strain and serve on the rocks. Garnish with two cherries.
Basil Hayden’s Dad’s Spice Created by Matthew Biancaniello
2 oz. Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 oz. Agave Syrup (1:1 ration of water to agave)
1/2 oz. Green Chartreuse
1/2 peeled Tangerine
4 Celery Leaves
1 pinch Hepp’s Salt Barrel Ghost Pepper Salt (Optional)
Add all ingredients, except bourbon, in a cocktail shaker and muddle. Add bourbon and ice to the shaker and shake. Strain into a rocks glass with ice and garnish with a sprig of celery leaves.
Vegliot by Emily Williamson
1 1/2 oz. Akvinta Vodka
1 oz. Pear Liqueur
1/4 oz. Jagermeister
1/4 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 full thumbed bunch of fresh Coriander leaves
Add the ingredients in order to a cocktail. Add cubed hard ice and hard shake and fine strain into a frozen Coupette glass. Garnish with a good looking three leaf stem of Coriander floating and serve.
1 oz. TY KU Sake Black
1 oz. Ginger Ale
Build ingredients over ice in a tumbler and stir.