Drinks for Dad

This Sunday is a day to celebrate the love between father and child…And there’s no better way to say, “I love you Dad, Happy Father’s Day” then with bourbon!  Leave the fancy umbrella toothpicks, pineapples, and flowers for another day, and pick up the beer and scotch.  Wow your father with some of these stiff cocktails to make a Father’s Day he will remember…Or, not!

The Roosevelt Cocktail

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1.75 oz.       Dark Rum
.5 oz.           Dry Vermouth
.25 oz.         Fresh Orange Juice
.25 tsp        Sugar
Garnish:  1 Orange Twist

The Manhattan

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2 oz.          Bourbon
1 oz.           Sweet Vermouth
2 dashes   Angostura bitters
Garnish: Cherry
Directions:  Stir ingredients in a glass with ice, strain into a chilled glass.
Directions:  Fill shaker with the rum, Vermouth, orange juice, sugar, and ice.  Shake, and strain into chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with a twist!

Americano Cocktail

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1 ½ oz. Campari
1 ½ oz. sweet Vermouth
Club Soda
Garnish:  Orange Slice
Directions:  Pour the Campari and Vermouth in an ice-filled glass.  Top with soda and stir.

Whiskey Smash

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2 oz.    Bourbon
.75 oz. Simple syrup
6          Mint leaves
Half a lemon cut into wedges
Directions:  Muddle lemon wedges, mint, and simple syrup in a shaker.  Add ice and bourbon and shake vigorously.  Strain over crushed ice.  Add mint for garnish.

Not Your Father’s Root Beer Float


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1 Not Your Father’s Root Beer
1 Scoop of Ice Cream (Vanilla Based)
1 Shot of Rum Chata
Directions:  Put one scoop of ice cream in a pint glass and add the shot of Rum Chata.  Pour Not My Father’s Root Beer over the ice cream.  Enjoy!



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