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Raise a Glass: Perfect Father’s Day Cocktail Recipes

No more beers. These cookout-friendly summer drinks will help the family show their love to dads this Father’s Day.

Check out the recipes below.

The French Manhattan


  • 1/2 ounces Cognac Camus

  • 1-ounce sweet vermouth

  • 2 dashes of Orange Angostura bitters

  • Garnish: brandied cherry (or lemon twist, if preferred)


  1. Add the sweet vermouth, and bitters into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a chilled Nick & Nora or coupe glass.

  3. Garnish with a brandished cherry (or a lemon twist, if preferred).

Bourbon Rosemary Punch

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  • 1 bottle rosemary-infused Aperol (750 mL)*

  • 12 ounces bourbon

  • 6 ounces honey syrup

  • 6 ounces grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed

  • 1 bottle of dry sparkling wine (750 mL), to top

  • 1 bottle soda water (750 mL), to top

  • Garnish: 16 grapefruit wheels

  • Garnish: 16 rosemary sprigs


Serves approximately 16.

  1. Combine the rosemary-infused Aperol, bourbon, honey syrup and grapefruit juice in a punch bowl and add large ice cubes.

  2. Spoon 3 ounces of punch for each serving into a punch glass filled with ice cubes.

  3. Top with a splash of sparkling wine and a splash of soda water.

  4. Garnish with a grapefruit wheel and a rosemary sprig.

*Rosemary-infused Aperol: Place 4 sprigs of rosemary in a 750 mL bottle of Aperol and let sit for 6 hours at room temperature, then strain out

Whiskey Smash

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  • 3 lemon wedges

  • 2 ounces bourbon

  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup

  • 4 mint leaves

  • Garnish: mint sprig


  1. Muddle the lemon wedges in a shaker.

  2. Add bourbon, simple syrup, mint leaves and ice, and shake until well-chilled.

  3. Double-strain into a rock glass over fresh ice.

  4. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Old Pal

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  • 1 ounce rye whiskey

  • 1 ounce Campari

  • 1-ounce dry vermouth

  • Garnish: lemon twist


  1. Add the rye whiskey, Campari, and dry vermouth into a glass of ice and stir until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.

  3. Garnish with a lemon twist.


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  • 1 1/2 ounce Sazerac rye whiskey

  • 3/4 ounce St-Germain elderflower liqueur

  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup

  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed

  • 1 ounce Fuji apple juice

  • Champagne, chilled, to top (approximately 3/4 ounce)

  • Garnish: apple cubes


  1. Add the rye whiskey, elderflower liqueur, simple syrup, lemon juice and Fuji apple juice to a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.

  2. Double-strain into a rock glass filled with fresh ice.

  3. Top with the Champagne.

  4. Garnish with diced apple cubes.

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