Father’s Day Cocktails

Hi everyone,

As Father’s Day is this weekend, I thought today would be a good time to talk about some cocktails that are perfect for the day. I have four different cocktails to tell you about, so let’s get into it.

First up we have the Gold Rush. This is super simple and really nice. And this recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 2 ounces of bourbon
  • 3/4 ounces of lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounces of honey syrup

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is make the honey syrup and for that you take 9 ounces of wildflower honey, 3 ounces of hot water, add that into a small bottle and shake until it’s well combined.
  • Next up take your shaker and add ice. Then add the bourbon, lemon juice and honey syrup. Shake well.
  • Strain your drink into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Next up we have the Mezcal Mule. I love a Moscow Mule and this is a fun variation. And this recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 1 1/2 ounces of Sombra Mezcal
  • 1 ounce of ginger beer
  • 3/4 ounce of fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce of passion fruit puree
  • 1/2 ounce of agave nectar
  • 3 cucumber slices
  • Candied ginger, for garnish
  • Cucumber slice, for garnish
  • Chili powder, for garnish

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is take your lime juice and cucumber slices, add them to your shaker and muddle.
  • Then add your Mezcal, ginger beer, passion fruit puree and agave nectar to the shaker, add ice and shake well.
  • Strain your drink into an ice filled rocks glass and garnish with the cucumber slice, piece of candied ginger and a pinch of chili powder.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second to last cocktail we have is a Spicy Mango Margarita. Margarita’s are great during the summer months and the little bit of spice you get from this is nice and not overpowering. And this recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 1 1/2-2 ounces of tequila
  • 3-4 ounces of mango juice
  • 1/2 of a lime, juiced
  • 1/2 of a mango, diced
  • 1-2 fresh jalapeno slices with the seeds removed
  • 1 tablespoon of kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • Ice

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is take a small plate, and on that add the kosher salt and chili powder together making sure to mix well. Then take the half of lime that you didn’t juice and rub it around the rim of your glass. Then take your glass and dip it in the spice mix until it’s well coated.
  • Next, add the mango, lime juice and jalapeno to your cocktail shaker and muddle. Once muddled add ice, tequila, mango juice and shake.
  • Strain your drink into an ice filled glass, garnish with additional jalapeno slices and or mango.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the last cocktail we have is a Bourbon Sidecar. I’ve actually never had one of these before, but it’s one of those classic cocktails that just seemed perfect for Father’s Day and I’m interested to make one. This recipe makes two drinks.

What You Need:

  • 4 ounces of bourbon
  • 2 ounces of Cointreau
  • 2 ounces of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 3 inch strips of lemon zest

What You Do:

  • The first step is to take two cocktail glasses and chill them.
  • Next you’re going to take your shaker and fill it with crushed ice. Then add the bourbon, Cointreau and lemon juice.
  • Shake for about a minute then strain into your chilled cocktail glasses.
  • Garnish with a strip of lemon zest.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these drinks I’d love to know how they turn out. And if you have any of your own Father’s Day cocktail recommendations let me know.

Until next time, have fun making drinks and I hope you have a happy Father’s Day :).

-K

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Father’s Day cocktails

Hi everyone,

As Father’s Day is this Sunday, I thought I would do a post with cocktails that are perfect for the occasion. Most dads are probably going to be happy with just having their favorite beverage, but it never hurts to have options, especially if you’re having a party.

The first drink we have is the Kentucky Mule, it’s a twist on the classic Moscow Mule, and this recipe makes one drink.

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 ounces of your favorite bourbon
  • Ginger beer
  • 1/2 of a lime, sliced
  • Mint sprigs

What you do:

  • Take your glass and fill it with crushed ice. Then squeeze the lime wedge over the ice.
  • Add the bourbon and fill the glass the rest of the way with the ginger beer.
  • Stir so it’s well combined and garnish with the other lime wedge and the mint sprigs.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Next up we have a classic and something I’ve actually never had, an Old Fashioned. This recipe makes one drink.

What you need:

  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • 3 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Water
  • Orange peel
  • 2 ounces of bourbon
  • Ice

What you do:

  • Add the sugar, bitters and dash of water to the glass and stir until sugar is dissolved. The recommended glass for this drink is a rocks glass.
  • Fill the glass with ice, add the bourbon and stir to combine all of the flavors.
  • Garnish with an orange peel.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Moving on we have Mojitos, you can do a million different flavored Mojitos, but for this occasion I like the classic. This recipe makes 2-4 drinks.

What you need:

  • 1 cup of lime juice
  • 1/2 cup of mint leaves
  • 1/2-3/4 cup of simple syrup
  • 3/4-1 cup of white or light rum, whichever you prefer
  • Ice
  • Club soda

What you do:

  • In a small pitcher combine the lime juice and mint. Use a muddler to crush the mint into the lime juice, then add the simple syrup and rum to the pitcher.
  • Fill pitcher 2/3 of the way full with ice and stir.
  • Fill the individual glasses about halfway with ice, then pour in the mojito mixture until the glass is about 2/3 of the way full and top with the club soda.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the last cocktail we have is the James Bond Martini. And this recipe makes one drink.

What you need:

  • 3 ounces of gin
  • 1 ounce of vodka
  • 1/2 ounce of dry vermouth
  • Lemon peel

What you do:

  • In a cocktail shaker combine the gin, vodka and dry vermouth and shake well.
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a large piece of lemon peel.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these cocktails tweet me a picture or tag me on Instagram. And if you’re still looking for that perfect Father’s Day gift I’ll link my gift guide post from last year below.

Until next time, enjoy your drinks and have a happy Father’s Day :).

-K

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Father’s Day gift guide 2017

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Father’s Day gift guide 2017

Hi everyone,

This week because Father’s Day is coming up I thought I would do a gift guide. I have always found it really easy to buy presents for my dad. But I know it’s not that way for a lot of people. And whether it’s that way for you or you’re just stuck for an idea this Father’s Day, I hope this post is helpful for you. I have a number of categories, and I will have a link down below to the things that I mention.

So the first thing is a Father’s Day classic and that’s anything in the area of grilling. I don’t think there’s a dad that doesn’t love to grill during a sunny summer weekend, or even during a rainy weekend. A set of grilling implements, an apron and anything like that is always a solid and probably safe bet. My dad is more into smoking than grilling right now, and most times when we have family get togethers he’s smoking some sort of meat and it’s delicious. If you’re going to go that route Masterbuillt is the best brand. Their products are top quality.

Next we have the personal care. I’ve always found that pretty much most men need and use a razor, so that’s always a good present. Along that same vein, cologne, lotions and products like that are good.

Pretty much one thing that never misses, doesn’t matter the event is gift cards. Everyone loves them and it takes the stress away of having to buy the perfect present.

One thing that pretty much everyone uses is some sort of streaming service. Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc. Subscriptions to services like that are like gift cards. They have something for everyone.

Next up is a dad classic, tools. There is always a need for tools, in every household. Screw drivers, saws, drills. All always needed.

One of my favorite things to do with my dad is watch sports and talk (occasionally argue) about it. I, like my dad, am a huge Mariners and Seahawks fan so anytime either of us see anything Seahawks or Mariners related that the other would like we buy it. So if your dad is a sports fan any kind of jersey or knick knack type thing will be a hit. Especially if you can find anything signed by his favorite player or players.

I have two things left on my list and the second to last is anything related to technology. I know that technology isn’t everyone’s forte, but for the technology lover, Bluetooth speakers, drones, you can’t go wrong. I personally really want a drone, but haven’t bought one yet. Maybe I’ll buy one for my dad and “borrow it”.

And lastly, anything personalized is always a hit on Father’s Day. Cups, plaques, anything you can think of you can personalize. I’ve found that a personalized gift usually draws a couple of tears. And is always appreciated.

That about wraps it up for this post. Like I mentioned at the beginning of this, hopefully this post is helpful to you guys and you find something that your dad will love.

Until next time, I hope you find something and have a Happy Father’s Day :).

-K

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