6 Classic Cocktails For Dad, *The* Vintage Icon

First, it was his killer vinyl collection. Then, it was that wildly cool leather jacket he used to wear back in the day. Now, everyone’s sipping on the classic cocktails your pops has been into all along.

Dads are pretty hip. Here are some drinks to share with your #1 favorite accidental influencer this weekend in celebration of Father’s Day:

The OG Old Fashioned


1.25 oz. Bulleit Bourbon

⅓ oz. simple syrup

3 dashes aromatic bitters

1 orange peel


Combine simple syrup, Bulleit Bourbon, and bitters in a rocks glass with a large ice cube. Stir and garnish with an orange peel.

The Classic Manhattan


1 oz. Bulleit Rye

0.5 oz. sweet vermouth

3 dashes aromatic bitters

1 cherry


Combine Bulleit Rye, vermouth, and bitters in a mixing glass with ice. Stir and then strain into a coupe glass, a rocks glass with ice, or serve neat. Garnish with a cherry.

The ’Quila Dance Move


1.5 oz. DeLeón Blanco

1 oz. soda

Lemon or lime wedge


Combine tequila and soda water in a highball glass with ice. Stir, and garnish with a lemon or lime wedge if you’d like.

A High(ball) Standard


1.5 oz. Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky

3-4 oz. soda water

1 lime or lemon wedge or slice


Fill a highball or rocks glass with ice. Pour whisky over ice, top with soda water, and garnish with a lemon or lime wedge.

The Textbook G&T


1.5 oz. Tanqueray No. TEN

4 oz. tonic water

1 lime or grapefruit wedge


Pour gin into a rocks glass with ice. Top with tonic water and give it a good stir. Garnish with a lime or grapefruit wedge, depending on your preference.

Pop’s Penicillin


1.5 oz. Crown Royal Deluxe

0.75 oz. lemon juice

0.75 oz. honey

1 lemon twist


Combine whisky, lemon juice and honey in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake, shake, shake, then strain into a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with a lemon twist. 

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