While nothing hits the spot better than a cold brewski on a hot summer's day, nothing says refined refreshment like a cocktail. They don't all come in some froofy glass with a pink hue; plenty of cocktails feature man's favorite liquor, whether its tequila, scotch or gin. These fancy cocktail recipes
could even start a new Father's Day tradition (or at least help get some warm fuzzy feelings going).
This one is perfect for co-ed gatherings, with enough sweet to satisfy the ladies, but enough gin to satisfy the men.
1.5 oz. Martin Miller's Gin
.5 oz. Lemon Juice
.5 oz. Simple Syrup
2 dashes of Creme de Mure
Build ingredients in a rocks glass filled with crushed ice
Garnish with a lemon wedge and single blackberry
Beer and BBQ: What could be more manly?
Backyard Barbecue Michelada
6 oz. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
1.5 oz. Black Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky
.5 oz. White Grapefruit Juice
.5 oz. Honey Syrup
.25 oz. Claussen Dill Pickle Brine
1/4 Tsp. Gulden's Spicy Brown Mustard
Add everything but the beer to a mixing glass
Fine strain (to remove mustard seeds) into a chilled black pepper rimmed pilsner glass filled with ice
Fill glass with beer
Garnish with a Claussen Dill Pickle Spear
For a unique cocktail that you may not have tasted, try AGWA de Bolivia, the world's first and only coca leaf liqueur - then see which one of your pals is man enough to give it a try.
1.5 oz AGWA de Bolivia Coca Leaf Liquor
12 Spearmint leaves
7 oz. Club soda
2 Tsp. Sugar
In a large glass, gently crush mint leaves
Squeeze lime juice over crushed leaves and add sugar
Add AGWA and club soda and stir drink well
Garnish with a lime wedge and serve on the rocks.
Want to spice up your next get together? There's no better way than with this haute cocktail.
1 part Sailor Jerry Rum
2 dashes Tabasco sauce
1/4 of a fresh lime
1 part ginger beer
Pilsner beer or favorite lager beer
Squeeze quarter of a lime into beer glass and fill with ice
Add Tabasco, Sailor Jerry and ginger beer