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Toast to Father’s Day!


 By Sarah Prawl
Contributions by Saul Bolton & Erika Lesser


After you’ve treated Dad to a delicious meal (whether home-cooked or at his favorite restaurant) don’t forget to raise a glass and show him your appreciation.

Here is a collection of Father’s Day drink suggestions, Cheers!

GP's Staff Director Kyle Schanzer with Baby Nora

For Dads Looking For A Refreshing Cocktail…

Chamomile Tequila Cocktail

by The Norm at Brooklyn Museum  

2½ oz chamomile-infused tequila
1 oz fresh crushed strawberries
1 oz ruby red grapefruit pulp
1 oz simple syrup
1 oz ruby red grapefruit juice
3 slices of cucumber
1 grapefruit peel twist

Muddle strawberries, grapefruit gulp and cucumbers
Add ice, simple syrup, tequila and grapefruit juice
Shake, shake!!
Pour into serving glass
Garnish with cucumber slices and a grapefruit twist

For Dads Looking For A Refreshing Non-Alcoholic Option…

Blackberry Agua Fresca

by Great Performances

6 cups fresh blackberries
4 quarts water
6 oz agave nectar
2 oz lemon juice
2 lemons

Blend ingredients to yield 1 gallon: fresh or defrosted blackberries, water, agave nectar, lemon juice
Garnish with lemon wedge

GP's Chef Justin Schwartz with Baby Rhys

For Dads In Need Of Some R&R…

Slow & Steady

by Great Performances

1½ oz gin
¾ oz molasses
½ oz fresh squeezed lime juice
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
1 orange peel

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
Shake vigorously for 30 seconds, ensuring that molasses does not congeal at bottom and mixes with cocktail.
Pour into rocks glass over new ice.
Garnish with orange peel


For Dads Who’ve Eaten A Rich Dinner…

Amaro(A Great Digestif)

by Erika Lesser, Sylvia Center

Pour a couple ounces of your favorite amaro over ice (a big cube if you want to be fancy, or regular cubes or crushed ice if you want it to dilute faster).

Photo Credits: Deirdre Malfatto, Justin Schwartz, Kyle Schanzer