Father’s Day Cocktails & Mocktails: Caffeinated

Father’s Day is coming. And while flowers and breakfast in bed may not quite cut it, we have a few suggestions for adding some energy to Dad’s day. We like caffeine. And every now and again, we enjoy an adult beverage. We think Dad might, too.

Check out these 5 caffeinated cocktails and mocktails to make Father’s Day a little extra special this year!

1. Bourbon Sweet Tea

This refreshing cocktail pairs perfectly with freshly grilled veggies and steak on the back porch. And it’s sure to give Dad a little extra energy to take on whatever Father’s Day has thrown his way.

Ingredients

3 cups water
½ cup sugar
2 or 3 black tea bags
1 orange, sliced into wedges

1 lemon, sliced into wedges
1 lime, sliced into wedges
1 cup bourbon
Lemon wheels for garnish

Instructions

Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Once dissolved, pour the mixture into a jar and add the tea bags, allowing the tea to steep for 5-10 minutes. The longer you leave the bags in, the stronger the tea will be! When the tea is to your likeness, remove the tea bags and add the orange, lemon, lime wedges. Add the bourbon and stir. Cover and chill. Enjoy the chilled cocktail in a small glass, garnished with lemon wheels if desired. Recipe makes 6-8 servings.

2. Kirsh Au Café

If Dad enjoys espresso, this fine drink mixed with brandy is sure to be up his alley!

Ingredients

1 oz cognac
¾ oz Kirsch
¾ oz cherry heering
½ oz simple syrup (1 part sugar, 1 part water)
½ oz egg white
Ice
1 oz freshly brewed espresso

Instructions

Combine cognac, Kirsch, cherry heering, simple syrup and egg white in a cocktail shaker. Shake until frothy. Add ice and espresso. Shake again and strain into small cocktail glasses.

 

3. Kahlua Espresso Martini

Ingredients

⅓ cup kahlúa
⅓ cup vodka
⅓ cup espresso

Instructions

Combine Kahlúa, vodka, espresso, and ice together in cocktail shaker. Shake for approximately 10 seconds, then strain into a cocktail glass.

4. Cosmic Slushy

Ingredients

2 oz. vodka
½ oz. triple sec
2 oz. Red Bull
¼ oz. lime juice
Lime wheel

Instructions

Combine vodka, triple sec, Red Bull and lime juice into a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into cocktail glass and garnish with a lime wheel, if desired.

5. Mocktail: Caffeinated Mai Tai

Ingredients

3 oz. cold brew concentrate
¾ oz. orgeat
½ oz. lime juice
½ oz. orange juice
Ice
Mint leaves

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain over fresh ice into an Old Fashioned Glass. Garnish with mint, if desired.

6. Mocktail: Cold Brew Sour

Instructions

2 oz. cold brew concentrate
Juice of ½ lemon
1 oz. simple syrup (1 part water, 1 part sugar)
Ice
Lemon wedge

Instructions

Combine cold brew, lemon juice, simple syrup and ice. Mix well. Garnish with lemon wedge, if desired.

7. Cold Fashioned

Ingredients

2 oz. cold brew concentrate
½ oz. simple syrup (1 part water, 1 part sugar)
A few splashes of orange bitters
Ice
Orange wheel

Instructions

Combine cold brew, simple syrup, orange bitters and ice. Stir well and top with orange wheel, if desired.

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