Drinks that Dad has to try this Father’s Day

written by Jeannette Musembi 10th June 2014

Just like dear old Dad, some things never go out of style. The easiest last-minute gift to get a dad is a bottle, be it a bottle of whisky, wine or even beer (a fancy-schmancy craft beer, to be sure).

But what if we told you you can save some hard-earned cash by going DIY? It’s a sweet way of expressing your love, plus you get to learn a few tricks along the way.

Here are some drink ideas-alcoholic and non-alcoholic- that your Dad may appreciate this Father’s Day.


For the wine loving Dad: Mulled Wine for the cold season




For the beer loving Dad: Black velvet


black velvet

This cocktail is made using stout, usually Guinness, and white sparkling wine, usually Champagne, which are carefully poured into a tall Champagne flute. Using an equal measure of both, the stout is carefully poured, over the back of a spoon, on top of the Champagne. Pouring the drink this way means that the two liquids remain in separate layers.



For the cocktail loving Dad : Tom Collins

tom collins

  • 1 ½ oz gin
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • ½ oz fresh lemon juice
  • Club soda


Fill a collins glass 3/4 with ice. Build in the glass, gin, simple syrup, lemon juice. Stir to combine. Fill with soda.

Garnish with a cherry and a lemon slice.



For the fitness Dad: Orange pineapple smoothie


orange_pineapple smoothie



For the coffee-loving Dad: Coffee with a twist


Forget the cream and sugar: Sometimes the best way to improve a cup of coffee is to get boozy on it. 


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