Wednesday, June 17, 2015

10 Father's Day Cocktails to Help You Forget You Have Kids

Posted By on Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 6:11 PM

Father's Day is coming this Sunday, June 21, and a pick-me-up is well deserved and needed. Take the child-lock off the liquor cabinet and make yourself a drink from one of these cocktails inspired by pop-culture icons James Bond, Don Draper, Ron Swanson and "The Dude" Jeff Lebowski.  

 1. Manhattan
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The iconic whiskey drink to bring out your inner Madison Avenue ad man. For scotch lovers, replace the rye whiskey to make a Rob Roy instead. Get the recipe at about.com

2. Bourbon Old Fashioned
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Old-school cool emits out of this highball glass from it's combination of bourbon and bitters garnished with an orange slice and cherry. This is what your granddad drank while flirting with your grandma. Get the recipe at drinksmixer.com

3. John Daly
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The antithesis of an Arnold Palmer, this cocktail is a wry homage to its golfer namesake by vodka-spiking tea lemonade. As delicious as it is darkly humorous. Get the recipe at foodviva.com

4. White Russian
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Creamy but strong, this is the nightcap equivalent to Dad's morning coffee.Get the recipe at drinksmixer.com

5. Vesper Vodka Martini
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The original James Bond martini, dictated himself in "Casino Royale."  This cocktail can make any man debonair. Get the recipe at about.com

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