After you give him the tie, treat Dad to this lineup of quaffs: fruity, tequila-drenched, and even a beer float! (File image)
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Never mind the fact we just wrapped a weekend… It’s time to start planning next weekend’s festivities! Father's Day is in our sights and it is the perfect reason to celebrate.
So, with our own dear old Dad on the brain, we’ve crafted the trio of extra special cocktails here. One recipe stars wine, another is spiked with some liquor, and the last one twists a hometown favorite beer into one creamy treat. Each one stands alone in its ability to stun, but together they’re a kicky salute to the main man in your life.
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CINCINNATI - Never mind the fact we just wrapped a weekend… It’s time to start planning next weekend’s festivities! Father's Day is in our sights and it is the perfect reason to celebrate.
Build your family's Sunday celebration around the poured-stirred-mixed menu below.
Strawberry Rhubarb Punch
Start with this recipe and then tailor to your pop's preferences: If more sweet is what he seeks, add a pinch of sugar to the mixture to be muddled. Make it stronger with more rum. And if he’d like bubbles, substitute Prosecco or champagne for the Moscato.
Prep Time: 10 Minutes Yields: 2 Cocktails
Watermelon Ginger Beer
Make tequila-soaked watermelon a staple all summer long. Serve the juicy hunks like ice cubes in a sparkling soda or as a clever garnish to classic desserts. Or, offer them up just as they are as two-bite treats for adults.
Prep Time: 5-10 Minutes Wait Time: 1 Hour Yields: 4-8 Cocktails
Tips + Tricks: Ginger beer is a non-alcoholic beverage that can be found in most grocery stores in either the soda section or the natural foods area.
Salty Caramel Beer Float
Here we’ve chosen Mt. Carmel Brewing Company’s Nut Brown Ale because of its toasted, nutty flavor--but you should make a float out of your dad's toasty favorites. In fact, we suggest you serve all the dads a stack of scoops and their own bottle of beer. Watch the delight of grown-ups as they pour their own float, and slurp it up like a milkshake.
Prep Time: 5 Minutes Yields: 6 Portions
(Photos by Cara Hummel Photography)