Father’s Day is June 19th and sure, you could get your pops a boring tie he’ll never wear, a tech-related gadget he probably won’t use or a beer-making kit that requires 12 hours of set-up time. Forget about buying a last-minute lame gift, and instead, show your appreciation with something he’ll really enjoy- one on one time over a drink. Act as a bartender for the night with some great drink recipes created with whiskey, vodka, gin or tequila!
For whiskey lovers, make The Still’s “Great Bambino” mixed with your dad’s favorite whiskey, Angostura Bitters and Orange bitters that you can find at your local grocery store, and mix into an old fashion glass for a warm and smooth after effect. Or create Tilted Kilt’s “Apple Rye Old Fashion” with Crown Royale and angora bitters.
Vodka drinkers appreciate a classic Moscow mule from Hearthstone, mix in your choice of vodka, lime juice, ginger beer and fresh lime juice poured into a copper mule cup.
Cheers with your father and create Salute’s “Negroni” gin cocktail created with Plymouth Gin and Cocchi di Torino Vermouth and mixed with Campari, and serve in an etched rocks glass and garnish with an orange peel.
For hard hitters, tequila cocktails can be spicy. Make Borracha’s “Heat of the Moment” spicy cocktail mixed with tequila, passion fruit puree, fresh lime juice and agave. Crush two slices of fresno chile for that spicy kick.
Create a refreshing “Mint Julep” by Tilted Kilt with Makers Mark and Simple Syrup!
The Still at the Mirage Hotel and Casino
4 Dashes Angostura Bitters
2 Dashes Scrappy’s Orange Bitters
2 oz. Cinnamon Spiced Infused JP Wiser’s Deluxe Rye Whisky
Build: Add all ingredients into mixing glass. Add ice and stir for 20 seconds. Now strain over fresh ice into double old fashion glass.
Glass: Double Old Fashion
Garnish: Orange Peel, Cinnamon Stick
Salute Trattoria Italiana at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa
1 oz. Plymouth Gin
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. Cocchi di Torino Vermouth
Build: Add all ingredients into mixing glass. Add ice and stir for 20 seconds.
Now strain into rocks glass, over fresh ice.
Glass: Etched Rocks
Garnish: Orange Peel
Hearthstone Kitchen and Cellar at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa
6-8 Thai Basil Leaves
1 ½ oz. 50 Bleu Vodka
¾ oz. Fresh Lime Juice
½ oz. Simple Syrup
2 ½ oz. Fever Tree Ginger Beer (Add to mixing tin after shake.)
Build: Add all ingredients into mixing tin, except for ginger beer! Add ice and shake vigorously. Now add 2 ½ oz. ginger beer into mixing tin, and then strain into copper mug over crushed ice.
Glass: Copper Mule Cup
Garnish: Skewered Lime Wheel, Thai Basil Sprig
“Heat of the Moment”
Borracha Mexican Cantina at Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino
2 Slices Fresno Chile
2 Oz. Espolon Reposado Tequila
1 Oz. Funkin’ Passion Fruit Puree
½ Oz. Fresh Lime Juice
½ Oz. Agave Syrup
Build: Add All Ingredients Into Mixing Tin. Add Ice And Shake Vigorously.
Now Strain Over Fresh Ice, Into A Big Martini Glass.
Glass: Big Martini
Garnish: Half Cinnamon Sugar Rim, Fresno Chili Horns, Lime Spiral
“Apple Rye Old Fashion”
1 ½ oz. Bulleit Rye Whiskey
½ oz. Crown Royal Regal Apple Whisky
1/8 oz. Monin Sugar Cane
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Orange Peel garnish
Pour ingredients into 14 oz Pint mixing glass & add ice.
Stir for 20 to 25 seconds
Strain over fresh ice into 7 oz Rocks Glass.
Garnish with an Orange Peel
THE MINT JULEP
1.5 oz. Marker’s Mark
1.0 oz. Simple Syrup
12-14 mint leaves
In a double old fashioned glass muddle the mint leaves with the Simple Syrup just enough to release the oils but not tear the leaves. Fill glass with ice, add Jim Beam Black and stir until glass is frosted. Garnish with a mint sprig.