Cheers to Dad: How to Craft the Perfect Father's Day Cocktail

Father's Day is a time to celebrate the dads in our lives, the ones who taught us to throw a fastball, tie a tie, and maybe even appreciate a well-crafted cocktail. This year, why not raise a glass and create a lasting memory with a delicious Father's Day cocktail? 


Classic Cocktails for Timeless Dads 

Some dads cherish the tried-and-true, the things that have stood the test of time. For these dads, a classic cocktail is a perfect way to celebrate. These timeless recipes are sure to impress, along with their ideal pairings: 

The Old Fashioned 

This iconic drink is simple yet sophisticated. Combine 2 oz of your dad's favorite bourbon with a quarter-ounce each of simple syrup and bitters. Stir with ice then strain into a chilled Rocks Glass, and garnish with an orange peel. As you clink glasses, tell Dad a story about your favorite memory with him. 

The Manhattan 

This sophisticated cocktail is perfect for dads who appreciate the finer things. Combine 2 oz of rye whiskey, 1 oz of sweet vermouth, and a dash of bitters in a mixing glass with ice. Stir well, then strain into a chilled Coupé Glass, and garnish with a maraschino cherry. Reminisce with Dad about a special occasion you shared.  


New Spins for Daring Dads 

For dads who are adventurous and appreciate trying new things, why not create a unique and innovative cocktail together?  

The Smoky Summer Margarita 

This smoky twist on a classic is perfect for dads who enjoy a little complexity in their drinks. Combine 2 oz of mezcal, 1 oz of fresh lime juice, ¾ oz orange liqueur, and a ½ oz of agave nectar in a cocktail shaker. Muddle a jalapeno slice (remove seeds for less heat). Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a Cocktail Glass rimmed with chili lime salt (optional) and garnish with a lime wedge. As you sip this smoky and refreshing drink, create a new memory together by brainstorming a fun Father's Day activity, like a trip to a local distillery or a class on making your own cocktails. 


Fruity and Refreshing Father's Day Cocktails 

For dads who prefer lighter and fruitier drinks, these next two recipes are sure to hit the spot: 

The Sparkling Strawberry Basil Smash 

Muddle 5-6 fresh strawberries and a few basil leaves in a shaker pint. Add 1.5 oz of gin, ¾ oz of fresh lemon juice, and ½ oz of simple syrup. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a Highball Glass filled with fresh ice and top with sparkling water. Garnish with a fresh strawberry and a basil leaf. 

The Tropical Rum Punch 

Combine 2 oz of light rum, 1 oz of pineapple juice, 1 oz of orange juice, ¾ oz of grenadine, and a splash of lime juice in a Pitcher. Fill with ice and sliced fruit (pineapple, orange, and cherries work well). Stir gently and serve in Cocktail Glasses. This vibrant and flavorful punch is perfect for sharing with the whole family on Father's Day! 


Beers for Father's Day 

While cocktails are a fantastic way to create lasting memories, some dads might prefer a nice cold beer. Craft breweries often release special a Happy Father's Day beer, making them a special Father's Day gift. Here's some more ideas on how to create the perfect Father's Day celebration for the beer-loving dad: 

  • Craft Beer Selection: Head to your local brewery or craft beer store and pick out a selection of special Father's Day beers. These limited-edition brews are sure to impress Dad and give him something new to try. These are great Father's Day beer gifts for dads who love to explore new craft beers. 
  • The Perfect Pairing: Elevate Dad's beer-drinking experience with a set of Beer Glasses. JoyJolt’s beer glasses are designed to enhance the aroma and flavor of different craft beers, allowing Dad to appreciate the full complexity of each brew. This is the perfect way to complete your Father's Day gift and make it an extra special occasion. 


Looking for more Father's Day Gift Ideas? 

No matter what cocktail you choose to create, the most important ingredient is the time spent together. But if you're looking for the perfect Father's Day gift to accompany your creation, then look no further than JoyJolt's barware glasses! Here are some gift set ideas to get you started: 

  • The Connoisseur's Kit: This premium set includes everything Dad needs to craft cocktails like a pro, including a Mixing Glass, Jigger (for perfect measurements!), a Cocktail Strainer, and a beautiful cutting board for garnishes. 
  • The Old Fashioned Essentials: For the dad who loves a classic Old Fashioned, this set is perfect. It includes a Rocks Glass, a Bar Spoon, and a Silicone Ice Mold to create perfectly round ice spheres for a luxurious presentation. 
  • The Home Bartender's Bundle: This comprehensive set includes everything Dad needs to stock his home bar: a Shaker Pint for shaking cocktails, a Bar Spoon for stirring, a Jigger for accurate measurements, a Strainer to separate ice, a set of Highball Glasses for versatile drinks, and a Silicone Ice Mold for impressive ice cubes. 
  • The Craft Beer Enthusiast Gift: For dads who love a good brew, this set is the perfect way to elevate their beer-drinking experience. It includes a set of Beer Glasses, designed to enhance the aroma and flavor of different craft beers, and a Magnetic Bottle Opener for effortless cap removal. 

No matter what Dad's favorite drink is, JoyJolt has the perfect gift set to help him celebrate Father's Day 2024 in style. Shop our collection of Father’s Day gifts today and make memories that will last a lifetime! Happy Father's Day from all of us at JoyJolt!  

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