For Father’s Day this year, why not give him something he can really relax with and enjoy no matter what the special day brings? Here are 15 of the tastiest Father’s Day drinks he’ll love to make himself and enjoy with you. There’s a drink here for every taste, so explore the delicious varieties and don’t be afraid to make them your own!
1. Apple Bourbon Kentucky Mule
For Father’s Day drinks, try this delicious apple bourbon drink with a surprise minty kick.
- 2 parts apple-flavored bourbon
- 4 mint leaves
- ½ part apple cider
- Fill with ginger beer
Muddle the mint leaves with the cider. Add the bourbon and some ice. Shake well and strain into a mule glass. Top with the ginger beer and add desired green apple garnish.
2. New York Sour
Looking for Father’s Day Drinks for a whiskey-loving dad? Try this bright red wine whiskey sour!
- 2 oz (4 tbsp) bourbon whiskey
- 1 oz (2 tbsp lemon juice
- ½ oz (1 tbsp) maple syrup or simple syrup
- 1 oz (2 tbsp) dry red wine
- Lemon twist for optional garnish
Add the bourbon, lemon juice, and syrup to a cocktail shaker and fill with a handful of ice. Shake until cold. Strain into an ice-filled lowball or Old Fashioned glass. Pour the red wine over the back of a spoon just above the surface of the drink, creating a top layer. Serve with a lemon twist as desired.
3. Beer Punch
Yield: 8 servings
One of the best Father’s Day drinks, this refreshing cocktail has just 3 simple ingredients.
- 2 cups pineapple juice
- 2 cups ginger ale
- Three 12-oz beers of choosing
- Fresh pineapple for desired garnish
Add the pineapple juice and ginger ale to a large pitcher, and top with 3 beers of your dad’s choosing. Stir together and serve chilled or over ice. Garnish with fresh pineapple as desired.
4. Margarita Beer Shandy
Yield: 8 servings
Father’s Day drinks with beer like this shandy recipe are great paired with lemon-lime flavor. Try with a salted rim!
- 1 oz tequila of choosing
- 2 oz limeade
- 12 oz beer or lager of choosing
- Lime slices for desired garnish
Mix the tequila and limeade together. Pour mixture into a glass. Add beer and garnish with lime as desired.
5. Spicy Jalapeno Margarita
Spicy Father’s Day drinks are great for fathers who love a little heat in their drinks, and it tastes amazing in a margarita.
- Kosher salt and a lime wedge to rim the glass
- 2 oz (approx. 3 tbsp) silver tequila
- 3 tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed from 1 large or 1 ½ small limes, bottled juice not advised
- 1 tbsp orange juice, freshly squeezed from ½ small/medium orange
- 1 ½ tsp light agave nectar, add 2 for a sweeter margarita
- ¼ to ½ jalapeno pepper, cut into thin, round slices, add more for a spicier margarita
- Lime wedges and additional jalapeno slices for serving as desired
To rim the glass, pour a thin layer of salt onto a small plate. Rub a lime wedge around the top edge of your glass to moisten, then dip the glass into the salt so that it sticks, tapping all the way around. Fill the glass with ice and set aside. Fill a small cocktail shaker with additional ice. Add the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, agave, and jalapeno slices. Close tightly and shake well. Pour into the rimmed glass and enjoy with garnish as desired.
6. Silver Cup
This Father’s Day drinks recipe combines delicious peach brandy, sherry, and whiskey for a sophisticated cocktail he’ll love.
- 1.75 oz American Whiskey, such as Tincup or other
- 0.5 oz sherry, such as Lustau Pedro Ximenez or other
- 0.25 oz peach brandy, such as Peach Street Distillers or other
- 8 mint leaves
In a julep glass, muddle the mint leaves with the sherry of your choice, then add the rest of the spirits and pebble ice or other preferred. Swizzle, then add more ice, (forming a mound if you use pebble ice). Add mint sprigs for desired garnish and serve with a steel straw or other preferred.
7. Upcycled White Russian
Yield: 4 servings
Father’s Day drinks for coffee-lovers have to include this make-ahead recipe with creamy milk vodka, cream, and the fresh taste of recycled ground coffee.
- 3 tbsp used ground coffee
- 250 ml dark rum
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 vanilla pod, optional
- 150 ml double cream
- 150 ml milk vodka, such as Black Cow or other
Put the coffee grounds in a jar or bowl. Pour over the rum, cover, and steep for 24 hrs. Once infused, strain the rum into a jug through a sieve lined with kitchen paper, and stir in the maple syrup. Take four tumblers and pour 25 ml of the coffee rum into each, then top with ice cubes. In a jub, mix together the seeds of the vanilla pod, the double cream, and the vodka, keeping the pods for desired garnish. Put a spoon on top of the ice in the glass and pour a quarter of the cream slowly onto the spoon so that it overflows into the glass so it floats on top of the coffee liqueur. Repeat process with the remaining glasses, garnishing each with a piece of vanilla pod and serve with a stirrer.
8. Cafe Tempestini
For refreshing Father’s Day drinks, try this wine cocktail with a nice, tart cranberry flavor.
- 3 oz Retsina, chilled
- 1 ½ oz Samos Moscato wine, chilled
- 1 oz pure, unsweetened cranberry juice
- Splash of Triple Sec
Put all the ingredients into a martini shaker full of ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled glass. Garnish as desired with a fresh fruit and enjoy!
Another super easy choice for Father’s Day is this gin and vermouth recipe with tasty bitters and a touch of lemon.
- 1 shot sloe gin
- ½ shot Italian Vermouth
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- A twist of lemon or dash of lemon juice
Simply combine all the ingredients in a glass, stir gently but firmly in ice, and strain into a cocktail glass.
10. Death Flip
Stark citrus flavor and sweet creaminess make this one of those unique Father’s Day drinks he should definitely try!
- 1 oz blanco tequila
- ½ oz yellow Chartreuse
- ½ oz Jagermeister
- 1 dash simple syrup
- 1 whole egg
Combine all the ingredients in a mixing tin and shake well with ice. Strain into a sour glass and garnish as desired with freshly grated nutmeg.
11. Poi Dog
This is another one of those stand-out Father’s Day drinks he should try for spicy pepper flavor and bright fruit flavors that go great with vodka.
- 1 ½ oz Vodka, such as Ocean Organic or other
- ¾ oz Thai basil and black peppercorn syrup
- ¾ yuzu citrus (¼ oz. yuzu juice and ½ oz. lemon juice)
- 2 ½ oz freshly-squeezed pomelo or grapefruit juice
- Kosher salt and black pepper for rim
Rim half of a Collins glass with salt and pepper. For peppercorn syrup, roast 1 tbsp. whole black peppercorns and ½ tbsp cracked peppercorns in a saucepan over high heat for 6 min. until aromatic. Add 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar. Stir, bring to a boil, and let cool. Add 7 stems of Thai basil and allow to rest overnight. Strain the syrup to remove peppercorns and basil. In a mixing tin, combine all ingredients and shake well. Strain over fresh ice into the Collins glass and garnish with one sprig of basil as desired.
12. Blackberry Vodka Smash
For Father’s Day, try this refreshing summer lemonade vodka drink packed with fresh fruity flavor.
- 2 oz vodka
- 2 oz citron vodka
- 2 oz blackberry schnapps
- 6 oz fresh lemonade
- 6-7 fresh blackberries, smashed
- 4-5 mint leaves, minced
- 2 oz blackberry ginger ale
In a small bowl, smash up your fresh strawberries and set them aside. Mince the mint leaves and set them aside. In a shaker, shake together lemonade, both vodkas, smashed berries, and mint. Pour the blackberry smash over a cut of ice as desired. Top with some blackberry ginger ale or plain ginger ale. Garnish as desired with fresh berries and a mint leaf.
13. Oatmeal Cookie Shooter
For full Father’s Day drinks, try doubling this recipe or adding a shot of vodka or spiced rum and serve in an old-fashioned or cocktail glass. Another fun idea is a crushed oatmeal cookie rim!
- ¾ oz butterscotch schnapps
- ¾ oz Irish cream liqueur
- ¼ oz cinnamon schnapps
- Optional splash of Jagermeister
In a cocktail shaker, shake together the liqueurs. Strain into a shot glass and enjoy.
This is a quick and delicious choice for coffee and chocolate lovers that is so sweet he’ll want to make it all the time.
- 1 oz dark rum
- 1 oz coffee liqueur
- 1 oz creme de cacao
- 2 oz cream of coconut
- 2 oz whole milk
- Chocolate syrup for desired garnish
Combine all ingredients in a blender with 1 cup of ice and blend until smooth. Pour into a hurricane glass and garnish the top with chocolate syrup as desired.
15. Spiced Orange Brandy Spritzer
The longer you shake these Father’s Day drinks, the spicier your delicious orangey cocktail will be.
- 3 oz fresh orange juice
- 2 oz ginger ale, chilled
- 1.5 oz brandy, such as French brandy
- 10 whole allspice berries, or ⅛ tsp ground allspice
- Two 3-in. cinnamon sticks, divided
- Ice cubes
- Orange slices/wedges
Place the orange juice, brandy, allspice berries, and one cinnamon stick, broken into pieces, into a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for desired spiciness. Strain into an old-fashioned glass, leaving the allspice berries and cinnamon stick out, and top with the ginger ale. Add ice and garnish as desired with a cinnamon stick and orange slices or wedges.