We’ve done our homework and survey after survey reveals that more people buy Mother’s Day Gifts than Father’s Day Gifts (86% compared to 77%). No surprise that Dad isn’t interested in adding to his home improvement project toolbox either!
This Father’s Day, instead of randomly selecting a bottle of booze for dear old Dad, select a bottle that suits his personality.
Not sure what we mean? Does Dad love Barbecue – think of something that he can sip while waiting for the grill to heat up. Golf? A nice Irish whiskey will do just fine. Does Dad like to travel? Perhaps a wine from his favorite country or something like tequila will fit the bill.
Take inspiration from these recipes and bottles and you’ll never show up with a dreaded tie or worse yet, empty handed again!
TEELING SMALL BATCH
For the Dad who is active on the green or prefers to watch golf on the screen, this Irish Whiskey from Teeling is the perfect choice. #Fore
Dad loves to barbecue. To him, it’s a sport, it’s an activity, it’s a food group. This Kentucky favorite from Four Roses will put a smile on his face.
6 Cups of Water
2 Cups of Strong Tea (recipe follows)
2 Cups of Four Roses Bourbon- Yellow Label
1 Cup of Sugar
One 6-ounce container frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
One 12-ounce container frozen lemon juice concentrate, thawed
Garnish: Mint springs or Lemon slices (optional)
Combine the water, tea, bourbon, sugar, orange and lemon juice concentrate in large
container or bowl and mix until sugar dissolves. Pour into two gallon-size freezer
bags. Freeze until an hour before serving. Place the frozen punch in a large bowl and
let thaw, breaking up every 15 minutes. When punch is melted add more ice or
water as desired. Serve in punch cups. Garnish, if desired.
Boil the water. Add the tea bag[s] and let steep until cool. Discard the tea bag[s] and
Makes 2 Cups
Red, white and blue are the colors your dad lives by. Add Templeton Rye to his lineup of baseball, hotdogs and apple pie and you have a winner!
2 oz. Templeton Rye Whiskey
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
Splash lemon lime soda
In a pint glass, squeeze juice from and add half lemon and
spirits. Next, add ice, fresh lemonade and a splash of lemon
lime soda. Cover with mixing tin and shake once to
TEQUILA TIME FIZZ
The last time your dad went on vacation without a passport it was when you went camping together in your backyard. This stunning tequila from Mexico will transport him to a vacation spot filled with memories.
2 oz. Casa Noble Crystal
1 oz. Lime Juice
1 oz. agave nectar
Put ingredients in shaker tin with ice, shake until chilled.
Strain into a glass with ice, fill with sparkling water and
garnish with lime wheel.