Which type of Father’s Day cocktail is perfect for your dad?

Tod & Vixen's Dry Gin, photo provided by Tod & Vixen's Dry Gin
Tod & Vixen's Dry Gin, photo provided by Tod & Vixen's Dry Gin /

It is time to toast dad, but do you know which Father’s Day cocktail is perfect for him?

While mom might get brunches and mimosas for Mother’s Day, dad might prefer a Father’s Day cocktail with a bolder twist. Even though a classic lager or a summer beer might be refreshing on a hot day, one of these cocktails might be well suited for dad’s personality. From the All-American dad to the World Traveler, any of these libations could make dad feel like a king of the castle.

In many cases, people have a preferred libation. Just like a delicious glass of wine, a spirit or cocktail can be liked by some but not by others. From that smooth bourbon to that herbaceous gin to even an aged tequila, there so many options that there is no reason for dad’s cocktail glass to be empty.

If you are wondering which Father’s Day cocktail is perfect for your dad, here are FoodSided’s recommendations.

All American Dad

Considered the American spirit, bourbon is always a great choice for Father’s Day. While there are many options available, Woodford Reserve is always a wonderful choice. Consider a special bottle for Father’s Day, like the Woodford Reserve Double Oaked.

This ultra-premium spirit is twice barreled. The White Oak adds a richness in flavor and color. Stronger flavors of honey and vanilla make this elevated bourbon a slow, enjoyable sip. The Woodford Reserve Double Oaked retails for approximately $54.99.

For the Spirited Dad

Recently, cocktail lovers have found that aged tequila offers a nuanced flavor. The Cutwater Rayador Tequila Reposado has been awarded Best of Class and Double Gold at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and gets a rich flavor from the distilling process. The double distilled tequila is aged in whiskey barrels to adds a touch of vanilla and oak flavor. Whether added to a cocktail or enjoyed neat, it is a delicious sip.

For the dad who wants to make an impression

While dad might not be able to throw a punch like Conor McGregor, he can enjoy a glass of his Proper No. Twelve Whiskey. Considered one of the most impactful launches in the spirits category, this Irish Whiskey is a wonderful interpretation of the Irish spirit. While there are notes of toasted wood, the smoothness makes it approachable.

For the classic dad

Gin is making a huge comeback. While some guys enjoy a simple gin and tonic, the spirit has a variety of uses. The Tod & Vixen’s Dry Gin 1651 is wheat neutral spirit. The botanicals in this gin create a herbaceous, yet approachable flavor. In addition to juniper and coriander, there are hints of orange peel and red rooibos tea. This gin is perfect in a negroni.

For the conversational dad

Sometimes the bottle does the talking. The Crystal Head Vodka bottle is as impressive as the vodka inside. Whether placed on the table or the behind the bar, everyone cannot wait to enjoy a sip of that special sweet corn vodka. With a touch of citrus and hint of vanilla, this vodka is lovely with a just a twist or shaken into a cocktail.


For the outdoors dad

Canned cocktails are on the rise. Instead of the cooler filled with beer and hard seltzer, canned cocktails are a great option for backyard barbecues, fishing or the beach. The Cutwater Tiki Rum Mai Tai brings a touch of the tropics. Made with Cutwater Barrel Aged Rum and Bali Hai Tiki Gold Rum, the liquors are blended with pineapple, coconut and citrus. The aged rum adds a nuanced flavor that will have dad feeling like he is on vacation with very sip.

These ideas for a Father’s Day cocktail are just a few suggestions for all the dads. As always, it is best to ask dad what his preferred libation is. While some dads might like to try something new, others might prefer their old standard. Remember, the celebration is about dad and making him feel like a king.

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