12 Cocktails To Sip This Father's Day

Daddy needs a drink…

Dads are notoriously hard to shop for on Father’s Day. So this year, skip gifting him a traditional tie or snooze-worthy slipper set and serve up something something he’ll really enjoy: a good stiff drink. Whether you are hosting a dinner or just hanging out exchanging dad jokes, mix him up one of these 12 handsome cocktails, ranging from smooth whiskey sippers to creative tequila concoctions.

Dad’s Highland Harmony

Dad’s Highland Harmony

For the literary father who enjoys a strong dram, Aberfeldy’s Dad’s Highland Harmony is the perfect companion to a good read.

  • 1 ½ oz Aberfeldy 12
  • 1 ½ oz Martini Riserva Speciale Rubino Vermouth
  • ¾ oz Benedictine DOM
  • Garnish: Lemon Peel

Method: Add all ingredients to mixing glass. Add ice and stir for about 45 seconds-1 minute until the cocktail is properly chilled and diluted. Strain into a Nick & Nora glass. Garnish with an expressed lemon peel.

Shave & A Haircut

Sure, dad may need a real shave and haircut but drinking this badass Sailor Jerry-based cocktail will be way more fun. Think of it as a cooler, more elevated version of a basic Rum + Coke. 

  • 1 part Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
  • 2 parts Cola (Chilled)
  • 4 parts Stout or Porter

Method: Add Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and cola to a tumbler. Top with stout or porter.

Father’s Finest Fashioned 

Teeling cocktail

For the dads who stick to what they know, Teeling’s Finest Fatherly Fashioned is an ode to the classics, made with allspice liqueur, and angostura bitters.

  • 2 ½ parts Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey 
  • ½ part Homemade All Spice Liqueur
  • ¼ part Honey
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Method: Stir all the ingredients over ice using a bar spoon to add the honey. Serve in rocks glass over ice and garnish with a cinnamon stick and orange twist.

The Villonaire

The Villonaire is sure to be an unexpected hit with the dad who thinks he’s tried everything. Villon’s warm vanilla and toasty oak blend beautifully with Bumbu Crème‘s notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and chai for a long and easy afternoon drink

  • 1 ½ oz Villon French Liqueur
  • 1 ½ oz Bumbu Crème

Method: In a cocktail shaker combine ice, Villon, and Bumbu Crème. Shake and strain into a snifter or rocks glass with fresh ice. Option to garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Traditional Elderfashioned

Embark on a whisky journey with the Traditional Elderfashioned. By adding a splash of St-Germain, this classic cocktail reaches new heights of flavor, offering a sophisticated and pleasurable drink that will surely impress your dad.

  • 2 oz Dewar’s 12-year-old Blended Whisky
  • ¾ oz St-Germain
  • 2 sashes Angostura Bitters
  • Orange Twist For Garnish

Method: Pour the St‑Germain, whisky and bitters into a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir until very cold and perfectly diluted. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange twist.

The Moneymaker

If dad is one to bring home the big bucks, or he’s at least busting his butt to try, pay him out with the innovative Moneymaker drink, made with Kevin Hart‘s famed tequila Gran Coramino Cristalino.

  • 2 oz Gran Coramino Cristalino   
  • ¾ oz Lime Juice  
  • ½ oz Grapefruit Juice  
  • ½ oz Hot Honey Syrup (2 Parts Mike’s Hot Honey + 1 Part Water)   
  • 2 oz Grapefruit Soda 

Method: Rock Tajin around rim of Collins glass. In a cocktail shaker, add Gran Coramino Cristalino, lime juice, grapefruit juice, and hot honey syrup. Add fresh ice, then shake and strain into Collins glass over fresh ice. Top with grapefruit soda. Garnish with grapefruit slice 

Banana Peel Old Fashioned

A fashionable, fruity twist on a classic cocktail, this Banana Old Fashion, created by Monkey Shoulder Brand Ambassador Anna Mains,  will have dad going ape s**t over its smooth flavor.

  • 2 parts Monkey Shoulder  Blended Malt Whisky
  • ¼ part Rich Banana Simple
  • 3 dashes Black Walnut Bitters

Method: Stir, pour over ice, and add banana for garnish.

Rye(se) Up

New York’s first straight rye whiskey in nearly a century, Hudson Whiskey’s Do The Rye Thing is a gift in itself. Bold and spicy, with notes of citrus and honey and a bright mint finish, the spirit is as iconic as the classic NYC slice. For Father’s Day, mix dad up a a Rye(se) Up, created by Hudson Whiskey’s Distillery Bartender Nicholas Rose featuring fine Vermouth and the bitter French apéritif Suze.

  • 1 ½ oz Hudson Whiskey Do the Rye Thing
  • ¾ oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth De Chambery
  • ½ oz Suze

Method: Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice, and stir until well-chilled. Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with a big ice cube. Garnish with a flamed orange peel.

Hendrick’s Cucumber Lemonade

Some call this Hendrick’s-based hard lemonade the perfect golf course cocktail, but even if dad isn’t on the green, this Father’s Day, he can at least feel like he is.

Method: Combine all ingredients in a highball glass filled with cubed ice and lightly stir. Garnish with three thinly sliced rounds of cucumber and one lemon wheel and serve. The cucumber and rose essence mixed with the bright citrus flavors are simply refreshing.

Rouge Coffee Tonic


Energize your Father’s Day with the invigorating Rouge Coffee Tonic. Crafted from a harmonious blend of 20 spices sourced from around the world, this cocktail is the ultimate way to celebrate your father on a Sunday morning, igniting his senses with a vibrant and aromatic experience.

  • 50 ml Noilly Prat Rouge
  • 25 ml Coffee Liqueur
  • Chilled premium tonic water
  • Orange slice

Method: Build drink over cubed ice in a highball glass. Stir and garnish with a fresh orange slice or wedge.

Berry Fiddich Fizz

According to legend, in the summer of 1886, Glenfiddich founder William Grant hand-built his family’s distillery with his seven sons, two daughters and a single stonemason. Today, Glenfiddich is run by the fifth generation of the Grant-Gordon family so if anyone knows about toasting to a dad, it’s them. This year, try mixing up your family member the tangy Berry Fiddich Fizz, created by Glenfiddich West Coast Ambassador David Allardice.

Method: Serve in highball glass filled with ice and garnish with a lemon twist.

Orange Negroni

Orange Negroni


Like any negroni, this recipe starts with the core vermouth ingredient, but what sets it apart is the addition of Martini & Rossi Fiero, a low-ABV aperitivo that brings a citrusy burst to the serve. This delicious, three-ingredient cocktail is quick and easy to make and is perfect for any dad looking to enjoy a balanced aperitif, whether for a summer cocktail party or a nightcap.

  • 1 oz Martini & Rossi Fiero
  • 1 oz Martini & Rossi Rosso
  • 1 oz Bombay Sapphire

Method: Mix ingredients with ice and stir in the serving glass, garnish with an orange slice and serve on the rocks.