Father’s Day is around the corner and he deserves a cocktail made by yours truly. Doesn’t he? Either way these drinks are easy to follow and even easier to share. Dig deep and connect with the mixologist in you. Give dad something he actually wants…a well-made cocktail, choc-full of quality spirits, and a heavy dose of love…awww.

DeLeon Old Fashioned


  • 1.5 oz DeLeón Reposade Tequila
  • .25 oz Mezcal
  • 1 bar spoon agave nectar
  • 2 dash Aromatic Bitters
  • Preparation: Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass over clean cubed and cracked ice until thoroughly chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over a single, clean large ice cube. Garnish with an orange peel.
  • Glassware: Rocks Glass
  • Garnish: Orange peel

Paris to Pampelonne


  • 2 parts Grey Goose vodka
  • 1 part St-Germain
  • 1 part fresh lemon juice
  • 3 parts soda water
  • 1 splash extra virgin olive oil
  • Mix and serve over in a large glass; garnish with the zest of a lemon

Over and Out


  • 1.25 oz DeLeón Reposado
  • Preparation: Pour into glass
  • Glassware: Shot Glass
  • Garnish: Orange quarter dusted with ground cinnamon, cayenne pepper and kosher salt

Very Special Sidecar


  • 1.5 oz CÎROC VS French Brandy
  • 0.5 oz lemon
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • Preparation: Add 1.5 oz CÎROC VS French Brandy, 0.5 oz lemon & 1 oz triple sec in a shaker. Add ice & shake well until all is chilled. Double strain into a coupe glass rimmed with sugar
  • Glassware: Coupe

By Hugh Galdones

Hawker & Pitchman

Available at Mason in Chicago. By Justin Campbell, The h.wood Group Bar Director


  • 1.5oz Jim Beam Bourbon
  • .5oz Pimms #1
  • .5oz Fresh Lemon
  • .5oz Lemongrass Tincture
  • 1 Dash Fee Bros. Celery Bitters
  • Shake & Strain
  • Rocks Glass W/ Large Cube
  • Garnish with a Celery Leaf

By Wonho Frank Lee



Available at Alice, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

  • 1.5oz Virginia Black Whiskey
  • .75oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1oz Sweet Corn Tincture
  • .25oz Amaro Di Angostura
  • 1 Egg White
  • Shake, Strain Ice, Reverse Shake, Fine Strain
  • Coupe Glass, No Ice
  • Garnish W/ Tajin

By Dylan + Jeni


Available at 40 Love, Los Angeles, California


  • 1.5oz Virginia Black Whiskey
  • .5oz Cynar
  • .5oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • .5oz Lemongrass Tincture
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Shake & Strain
  • Rocks Glass W/ Ice
  • Garnish W/ Expressed Lemon Swath

The Sorbonne


  • 2 oz Guillotine Heritage
  • 5 Sage Leaves (strike and insert into drink)
  • 3 Dashes Orange Bitters
  • .25 oz Maraschino Cherry Syrup
  • 1oz Club Soda
  • Stir and strain over ice into Rocks Glass Garnish with a skewered cherry on a Sage Leaf

French Mule


  • 1.5 oz Guillotine Heritage
  • .5 oz Amaro Montenegro
  • .5 oz Lemon Juice
  • 2 oz Ginger Beer
  • Shake and strain into Collins Glass
  • Garnish with a fresh Mint Sprig, Lemon Wheel, and Candied Ginger



  • 1.5 oz Guillotine Originale
  • .5 oz St. Germain
  • .5 oz Lemon Juice
  • 8 Mint Leaves
  • Shake and strain into Martini Glass Garnish with a fresh Grapefruit Spiral