Fathers might have this notion that they are less appreciated. Let’s prove them wrong by showing them how much we appreciate them. Level up your special treat for dad this Father’s day with the cocktails and smoothies recipes below. Because our dads truly deserve a drink or two.
You’ll never go wrong with coffee and whiskey. Serve this during brunch or anytime of the day. Cause really, coffee and whiskey don’t need any reason to be enjoyed.
What you’ll need: 5 cups strong brewed coffee (chilled), 4 cups root beer (chilled), 1 cup Jagermeister liquer, ½ cup vodka, ½ cup half-and-half (chilled), lemon peel twists
How to make it: Pour 4 cups of chilled coffee into two ice cube trays, freeze. Combine the remaining 1 cup chilled coffee, root beer, Jagermeister and vodka in a large pitcher. Cover and chill. To serve, add the coffee ice cubes into small glasses and pour the root beer mixture over. Drizzle with half-and-half and garnish with lemon peel twists.
Ginger Beer Shandy
Dads will no doubt enjoy this fresh take on a classic shandy, with a twist – ginger ale!
What you’ll need: 3 tbsp chopped crystallized ginger, 3 tbsp lime juice, 5 (12 oz) can lager or pilsner beer (chilled), 4 cups ginger ale (chilled), lime wedges, finely chopped crystallized ginger
How to make it: Combine crystallized ginger and lime juice in a large pitcher, mashed with a wooden spoon. Pour in beer and ginger ale, stir gently to combine. If desired, wipe rims of glasses or mugs with a lime wedge and dip rims in finely chopped crystallized ginger. Garnish with lime wedges.
It’s a simple yet sophisticated way to spice up the average glass of scotch that dads will surely love. Some would even say that this cocktail was inspired by the famous mafia movie of the same name. It might even be true that Marlon Brando drank it regularly.
What you’ll need: 2 ounces scotch or bourbon, ½ ounce amaretto, orange peel (optional)
How to make it: Fill a glass about two thirds full of ice. Add scotch and amaretto. Stir until well chilled. Strain into ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with orange peel and serve.
Smoothies for dads, because as much as we want to spoil them, they absolutely need our tender, loving care.
Mango Grape Carrot Smoothie
Surprise dad with this refreshing mango-carrot smoothie that will make him glowing for the rest of the day. Because really, when have you ever done something to pamper that sweet man who raised you.
What you’ll need: 1 ½ cup mango chunks, 1 ½ cup peeled carrots (sliced into small pieces), 1 ½ cup seedless grapes, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1 cup ice cubes, lemon slices (for garnish)
How to make it: Combine all ingredients in a blender, puree on high speed until smooth. Pour into glasses and garnish with lemon slices.
Pineapple Spinach Smoothie
Dads might not be the biggest fans of greens, but this smoothie will hopefully change their perception. The sweetness of pineapple conceals the spinach, you won’t even realise it’s in there. Well except for the green colour but that’s beside the point. This smoothie is a good replacement for a breakfast boost.
What you’ll need: 1 medium ripe avocado (halved and pitted) 2 cups pineapple chunks, 1 cup young spinach, ½ cup water, ½ cup ice cubes
How to make it: Combine all ingredients in a blender, puree on high speed until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.
Kiwi Apple Smoothie
Power up brunch with this smoothie. Another green that’s not just healthy, it’s so addictively good as well.
What you’ll need: 1 cup apple chunks (cored), 2 cups peeled kiwi (quartered), 4 tbsp lime juice, 4 half slices of kiwi (for garnish), a handful of peppermint leaves
How to make it: Combine all ingredients in a blender, puree on high speed until smooth. Pour into glasses and garnish with kiwi slices.
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