Dads are some of the most selfless people on the planet. They’ve worked hard our whole lives to provide for us and make our lives a little bit easier. And if you’re a daddy’s girl, like me, then you know that he’s willing to do just about anything for you, without expecting anything in return.
At times, it seems that nothing we do could measure up to the sacrifices he’s made for us. But, if I’ve learned anything from my dad, it’s that it’s the little things that count. He doesn’t need or expect some grand gesture for Father’s Day. He’ll be happy to just spend a relaxing day with you.
And what better way to relax than with a manly cocktail? Here are three recipes to impress him with this weekend, one of them courtesy of Top Chef All-Stars winner Richard Blais.
Blaisin Dragon by Richard Blais
2 oz. SKYY Infusions Dragon Fruit
Fresh squeezed lime
Fresh squeezed lemon
Splash of orange juice
1 Grilled pineapple ring
1) Slice and sear pineapple ring on a grill, remove and cool (place a few wedges in the freezer for garnish.
2) Muddle fresh pineapple with lemon juice and lime juice and OJ in a shaker. Pour ice in shaker and add SKYY Infusions Dragon Fruit. Shake vigorously.
3) Rim chilled martini glass with coarse sugar in the raw. Pour cocktail into glass and garnish with a frozen grilled pineapple wedge and enjoy.
Dads Terrific Tea
Recipe: Jon Gasparini, Rye, San Francisco
1 oz SKYY Infusions Passion Fruit Vodka
oz Simple Syrup
4 oz Republic of Tea Mango Black Tea
Build drink in a tall glass and garnish with Dried Mango.
oz Midori Melon Liqueur
1 1/2 oz Skyy Vodka
1 oz. Lime Juice
2 ounces of Ginger Ale
10 Muddled Mint Leaves
Shake all ingredients except Ginger Ale. Pour over Ice in a highball. Top with Ginger Ale.