Raise a Toast to Dad This Father's Day with One of These Delicious Cocktail Recipes
From a classic Negroni to a seasonal yellow watermelon margarita, celebrate your Dad with one of our most festive drinks.
Father's Day is a chance to show Dad just how much you love him. A fun way to do just that? By shaking, blending, or stirring up one of these extra-special cocktail recipes in his honor.
Dads who enjoy all-things classic and understated will likely prefer to sip something timeless, and a Negroni absolutely fits the bill. This Italian cocktail calls for only three ingredients—Campari, vermouth, and gin—and the result of their combination is a slightly bitter, eye-catching cocktail Dad just won't be able to turn down. If your father considers himself to be a bit old-fashioned, serve up that namesake drink. Start by pouring a few dashes of bitters over a sugar cube, then top with a splash of water, good-quality bourbon, and an orange twist for garnish.
Of course, most fathers will tell you that their go-to beverage is a cold beer. While a bottle of his favorite brew poured into a frosted glass is nice, we think he deserves something a bit more celebratory on Father's Day. Enter this Stout Shandy. Pair a malted Guinness beer with grapefruit sparkling soda for a refreshing combination that's sure to please. If you're hosting a number of family members for the holiday, make our crowd-friendly Ginger-Campari Lager Punch. Combine cold lager, ginger beer, juice, and Campari in a pitcher, then serve chilled over ice.
If your dad loves margaritas, we have a few recipes that are sure to please. Our Lemon Mezcal Margarita has plenty of flavor thanks to the smoky, agave-based spirit plus orange liqueur, and fresh lemon juice. To make a spicy margarita, grill serrano chile peppers, then muddle them in glasses along with sugar and mint leaves. Top with tequila and orange liqueur for a refreshing sip that packs in serious heat.
Whether he has a penchant for something sweet and fruity or dark and bitter, these cocktails are just the thing to celebrate Dad on Father's Day.
Yellow Watermelon Margaritas
Cranberry-Blood Orange Spritz
Ginger-Campari Lager Punch
If you're inviting a number of relatives over to celebrate Dad on his day, then this crowd-friendly punch is just the thing to serve. It's made with a combination of cold lager and ginger beer, plus lemon juice and Campari. It's the perfect cool drink on a hot summer day.
Lemon Mezcal Margarita
Maybe you can't take Dad on a trip to Mexico for Father's Day, but you can certainly serve him a cocktail that will give him smoky, bright, breezy flavors worthy of a getaway.
Calling all of the sophisticated Dads! This drink will never go out of style. Use Luxardo cherries soaked in a rich, sweet syrup for garnish.
Smoky Serrano-Mint Margarita
Surprise Dad with this cocktail featuring a mind-blowing combination of spicy serrano peppers and cooling mint.
Surprise Dad by turning his favorite drink—a Moscow Mule—into a slightly tart, eye-catching concoction made with cranberry simple syrup.
Irish Buck Cocktail
Victory Garden Cocktail
Father's Day isn't any old day, so Dad doesn't deserve any old cocktail. A combination of whiskey, applejack brandy, lemon juice, and orange bitters are shaken—not stirred—along with a homemade thyme-rosemary syrup.
Pernod is an anise-flavored apéritif that builds tremendous flavor in this bourbon cocktail. Add some fizz with club soda and sip, sip, sip away.
Cinnamon Sour Cocktail
Spicy Grapefruit Spritz
Three ingredients—Campari, gin, and sweet vermouth—create one classic Italian cocktail.
If Dad can handle some heat, then serve this cocktail on Father's Day. It's made with Pisco, a South American spirit similar to brandy. Shake it up with lime juice and a habanero chile pepper and hibiscus flower-based simple syrup. Top with a frothy egg white for a foamy finish.