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Check Out These Perfect & Easy-To-Make Cocktails For Father's Day!

Sat, June 18, 2011 11:00am EDT by Chloe Melas Add first Comment

Now you can toast that special man in your life with a delicious drink — and in case you haven’t picked up a card, we have just the thing!

Father’s Day is here — now grab a drink! searched far and wide for yummy cocktails that you can make this weekend for the whole family. What better way to enjoy June 19 than with those closest to you, laughter and a cocktail to top it off. Check out these recipes that you can throw together in less than five minutes!


This hardy rendition of a mimosa is a foolproof Father’s Day kickoff.

Found at: The Chandelier Room 255 River St. (at 3rd St), Hoboken, NJ 07030


  • Stoli Orange
  • Blue Moon
  • Orange Juice

A Man’s Cocktail:

As if the name didn’t drop the clue, this one was made for the guy.

Found at: Abe & Arthur’s 409 W 14th St. New York, NY 10014


  • Bacardi 8yr. Rum
  • Laird’s Applejack
  • Angostura Bitters

The Dude:

This specialty blend is for the dad who just wants to kick back and put his feet up after a grueling workweek.

Found at: 508 Restaurant & Bar 508 Greenwich St (btw Spring St. and Canal St.)


  • Vodka
  • Kahlua
  • Cream 12

Dad’s Draft:

Found at: Gerber Bars nationwide

In a highball glass add:

  • Ice
  • 1 ½ oz. finlandia vodka
  • Splash fresh lemon Juice
  • 2 splashes of simple syrup
  • Fill with Bud Light
  • Garnish with a Lemon

Manhattan Beach:

Found at: Beauty & Essex 146 Essex Street New York, NY 10002

  • 1.5oz Bulleit Rye Bourbon
  • .5oz Canton Ginger Liqueur
  • .5oz lemon juice
  • Splash simple syrup
  • 1 scoop Lemon Ginger Sorbet

Directions: Combine the bourbon liqueur lemon juice, simple syrup, shake and strain into rocks glass with no ice. Scoop the sorbet into the drink, garnish with a ginger vanilla cured bing cherry. How to make the cherry- soak in ginger vanilla cognac for 14 days. Tip- if you can’t find ginger lemon sorbet, use lemon sorbet and muddle a few slices fresh ginger before adding ingredients.

Jim Joe:

Fortunately, this one isn’t just for Jim’s or Joe’s; any guy who can truly appreciate a great whiskey drink will happily slug this one down.

Found at: Ma Peche 15 W 56th St. (btw 5th Ave. and 6th Ave.) New York, NY 10019


  • Yamazaki 12 yr. Whisky
  • Elderflower Cordial
  • Bitters

Pretty Boy Floyd:

Give the guy a getaway with this massage-in-a-glass. After one sip of this refreshing, light libation, Father’s Day is likely to become a mini staycation.


  • Grey Goose Le Citron Vodka
  • Mint
  • Lemon
  • Angostura Bitters

Found at: The Darby 244 W 14th St. (btw 7th Ave. and 8th Ave.) New York, NY 10011

Dad’s Terrific Tea:

Created by: Jon Gasparini, Rye, San Francisco

  • 1 ½ oz SKYY Infusions Passion Fruit Vodka
  • ¾ oz Simple Syrup
  • 4 oz Republic of Tea Mango Black Tea

Directions: Build drink in a tall glass and garnish with Dried Mango.

Midori Mule:


  • ¾ oz Midori Melon Liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz Skyy Vodka
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice
  • 2 ounces of Ginger Ale
  • 10 Muddled Mint Leaves

Directions: Shake all ingredients except Ginger Ale. Pour over Ice in a highball. Top with Ginger Ale.

Blaisin’ Dragon:

Created by Richard Blais

  • 2 oz. SKYY Infusions Dragon Fruit
  • ½ Fresh squeezed lime
  • ½ Fresh squeezed lemon
  • Splash of orange juice
  • Fresh pineapple
  • 1 Grilled pineapple ring

Directions: Slice and sear pineapple ring on a grill, remove and cool (place a few wedges in the freezer for garnish. Muddle fresh pineapple with lemon juice and lime juice and OJ in a shaker. Pour ice in shaker and add SKYY Infusions Dragon Fruit. Shake vigorously. Rim chilled martini glass with coarse sugar in the raw. Pour cocktail into glass and garnish with a frozen grilled pineapple wedge and enjoy.

Last minute card:

For those of you who forgot to pick your dad up a card — you can get him one by going onto in two seconds! It’s fast, simple, and you can put your own thoughtful message into a perfectly crafted card!

Yummy treats:

The perfect thing that goes along with a card is chocolate! Godiva came up with chocolate cigars that would be perfect for the big day. They’re even offering a seasonal Caramel Pecan Bark Gift Tin which is sweet and salty — yum! You can check it all out here!