Father's Day Cocktails

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Folk all over the world, from Antigua to Zimbabwe, celebrate Father's Day on the third Sunday in June*. It’s a chance to treat the old man to ye traditional gift of whisk(e)y or receive ye traditional badly drawn card from your spawn, should you have them.

Father's Day began in the US in the early 20th century, when a woman named Sonora Dodd sat in church listening to a Mother's Day sermon and wondered why there wasn't an equivalent for fathers. Sonora and her five siblings had been raised single-handedly by their war veteran dad in Spokane, Washington. And it took only one year from her first conversation with her pastor before both her town and her state were celebrating Father's Day.

If you're catching up with your dad for Father's Day, may we recommend you treat him to one of the following cocktails:

Click on the cocktail name for the full recipe.

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Dons Delight
With: Añejo tequila, bourbon, amaretto, lime juice, sugar syrup and egg white.

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Papa Bear
With: Honey syrup, cognac, Krupnik honey liqueur and lemon juice.

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Made Man
With: Rye whiskey, Yellow Chartreuse, cherry brandy and Fernet Branca.

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Manhattan
With: Bourbon, maraschino syrup (from jar), swet vermouth and Angostura bitters.

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Old Pal
With: Canadian whisky, Campari and dry vermouth.

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Papa Doble
With: Light rum, pink grapefruit juice, maraschino liqueur, lime juice and sugar syrup.

More specific but perhaps suited to your dad

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Blackbeard
With: Light rum, stout and cola.

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Farmer's Tan
With: Mezcal, Cardamaro, orange curacao and Xocolatl Mole bitters.

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Flying Frenchman
With: Absinthe, coffee liqueur and espresso coffee.

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Fireman's Sour
With: Light white rum, lime juice, grenadine syrup and egg white.

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Godfather
With: Scotch whisky and amaretto.

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Lazy Man Flip
With: Ruby port, calvados, single cream, sugar syrup and egg yolk.

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Mexican in Manhattan
With: Añejo tequila, maraschino liqueur, bianco vermouth and lavender bitters.

*Some European and Latin American countries celebrate Father's day on the 19th March.

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