Father’s Day Cocktail Recipes

Honor dear old dad this weekend with a menu full of cocktail recipes he’ll love.

We’ve compiled a round-up of some of the best Father’s Day cocktail recipes!

Recuerdo Mezcal Old Fashioned

recuerdo mezcal father's day recipeIngredients:
2 oz Recuerdo Joven Mezcal
Dash of Angustora Bitters
½ Tablespoon Brown Sugar
3 drops lime juice
1 lime peel

In an old-fashioned glass add the sugar and bitters and muddle with a splash of water and the lime juice. Add a few ice cubes and pour over the Recuerdo Mezcal. Stir. Squeeze the lime peel over the drink, misting the oils over the top, and then drop in and enjoy!

Recipe and image courtesy of Recuerdo Mezcal.


Watermelon Dragon Fruit Burst Spritz

Ingredients:fathers day spritz
1 oz Aperol
.75 oz Watermelon juice
.25 oz Ginger juice
.5 oz Lemon Syrup
3-4 oz Watermelon Dragon
Fruit Burst

Add all ingredients into a glass with ice. Top with Watermelon Dragon fruit Burst.

Recipe courtesy of Wicked Weed Brewing.

Rum Negroni

Ingredients:fathers day negroni
1 oz. Barceló Onyx
½ oz. Vermouth
1 oz. Campari
Orange Peel, or citrus peel of choice.

Stir ingredients into lowball glass over ice, served on the rocks. Garnish with orange peel.

Recipe courtesy of Ron Barceló.


Proper Bloody Mary

Ingredients:fathers day bloody mary
1.5 parts Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
3 parts Tomato Juice
1/3 part Lemon Juice
4 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
1 bar spoon Pickle Juice
1/2 bar spoon Horseradish
Squeeze of Lime Juice
1 pinch Celery Salt or Table Salt
1 pinch Ground Black Pepper

Add all ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a celery stalk, lemon wedge, and olives.

Recipe courtesy of Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey.

Horse’s Neck

Ingredients:fathers day cocktail recipe
2 oz. High West Double Rye!
.25 oz. fresh ginger juice
.25 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 oz. light ginger beer
Lemon twist garnish

Fill an Old Fashioned glass with chip ice. Pour ingredients into Old Fashioned Glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

Recipe courtesy of High West Distillery.

Sage Against the Machine

Ingredients:beefeater gin cocktail recipe
5 parts Beefeater London Dry Gin
4 parts pressed apple juice
4 parts soda water
1 part fresh lemon juice
.5 part sugar syrup
Small pinch of sea salt
Garnish 2-3 sage leaves

Add all ingredients, except for the soda, to a cocktail shaker and shake hard. Add soda water to a tall glass over ice then fine strain the rest of the cocktail into the glass and top with more soda if required. Garnish.

Recipe courtesy of Beefeater Gin.

Mint Chocolate Coffee Stout

Ingredients:bomani cocktail recipe
6oz Guinness
5oz Bomani Vanilla
0.75oz Dark Creme de Cocoa
0.5oz Creme de Menthe

In a pint glass with fresh ice, pour in all ingredients and stir with a bar spoon to combine. Garnish with chocolate powder and serve.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Bomani.

The People’s Margarita

Ingredients:Teremana Margarita
2 oz. Teremana Blanco
.75 oz. Lime Juice
.5 oz. Agave Nectar
1 oz. pineapple juice (to taste)


Shake with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel, pineapple leaves and sea salt (as desired)

Photo and recipe courtesy of Teremana Tequila.

Sparkling Mangga at Pinya

Ingredients:father's day cocktail recipe
1.5 oz 100% blue agave tequila
1.5 oz fresh pineapple juice
Top off with Volley Tropical Mango Spiked Seltzer (2.5 oz)
Fresh mint sprig (optional)
*Note: Only use 100% blue agave tequila and fresh organic pineapple juice. Read why here.

Pour the pineapple juice and tequila into a shaker with ice, shake well until a little foam forms, and pour into a clean Collins glass. Next, fill a glass with fresh ice. Gently flip the can to mix ingredients (real juice settles!) and top off the drink with Volley Tropical Mango to fill the glass. Stir lightly and enjoy. If you like, garnish with a fresh mint sprig.

Recipe courtesy of Volley.

Pear Manhattan

Ingredients:fathers day cocktail recipes
1.5 oz bourbon
1.5 oz pear juice
.5 oz sweet vermouth
.5 tsp sugar
4-6 dashes The Bitter Housewife Cardamom Bitters

Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice cubes, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with a pear slice.

Recipe courtesy of The Bitter Housewife.

BSB ‘Not So’ Old Fashioned

Ingredients:Brown sugar bourbon
2 oz. BSB 103
3 Dashes of Bitters
Cocktail Cherry
Orange Peel

In a rocks glass, combine BSB 103 and bitters. Top with ice, then garnish with a cherry and an orange peel.

Recipe courtesy of Brown Sugar Bourbon.

Salt and Pepper Shandy

Ingredients: salt and pepper shandy father's day cocktail
2 oz grapefruit juice
¾ oz black pepper syrup
3 dashes Angostura bitters
1 can Partake Brewing Pale
Pinch flaky sea salt

For the Black Pepper Syrup:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 tbsp black peppercorns, whole

For the black pepper syrup, combine sugar, water, and whole black peppercorns in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Simmer for five minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Strain into a glass jar, removing peppercorns. Seal and store in the fridge for up to two weeks. For the cocktail, add grapefruit juice, black pepper syrup, and bitters to a Collins glass. Stir to combine. Top with Partake Brewing Pale. Add a pinch of salt.

Recipe credit: Yvonne Langen from Taste & Tipple

The Death’s Door Gin Perfect-Serve Gin & Tonic

Ingredients:father's day cocktail
1.5 oz Death’s Door Gin
Premium tonic water
Orange wheel and mint sprig

Fill Glass with ice. Add 1.5 oz Death’s Door Gin. Top with tonic to fill and garnish with an orange wheel and sprig of mint.

Recipe courtesy of Death’s Door Gin.


The Briar Patch

Ingredients:the briar patch father's day cocktail recipe
2 oz Azteca Azul Blanco tequila
1 oz Chamomile syrup
3/4 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 Seedlip Grove
5 blackberries
3 mint leaves

Shaken with ice and double strained into a rocks glass with crushed ice and garnished with blackberry and sprig of mint.

Recipe courtesy of James Lee, Head Bartender Leonelli Restaurant & Bar and Benno