For Father’s Day, nothing says “I appreciate you” like a good cocktail. This year, gift-buyers should skip the gift card, tie or golf balls for something Dads really want: a drink! I’ve included a few traditional and classic libations, all reminiscent of the masculine era of James Bond. In fact, in the 1960s, James Bond embodied the image of Cointreau in the brands advertising! These Father’s Day cocktails from Cointreau and MARTINI are tried-and-true, dad-approved drinks sure to make this Father’s Day memorable.
Classic Side Car
2 parts Remy Martin VSOP cognac
¾ parts part Cointreau
¾ parts part lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Shake vigorously with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
1 part Bombay Sapphire® Gin
1 part MARTINI® Rosso
1 part Campari
Slice of orange
Pour ingredients into an Old-Fashioned glass, mix well with ice and garnish with an orange slice. To lighten it up a touch, swap out the gin with a dry sparkling wine like MARTINI® Prosecco and call it a Negroni Sbagliato.
2 ½ parts DEWAR’S® 18-Year Old Scotch whisky
¾ parts MARTINI® Rosso
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 maraschino cherry
1 twist orange peel
Combine the MARTINI® Rosso, DEWAR’S® 18, and angostura bitters with 2 or 3 ice cubes in a mixing glass. Stir gently. Place the cherry in a chilled cocktail glass and strain the whiskey mixture over the cherry.