Whiskey and Gin and other libations can take on a flavorful mix with these savory concoctions. They’re not just for pouring over ice!
Make Father’s Day (and every day) enjoyable with these manly mixers.
Five O’clock Shadow –
1/2 ounce coffee liqueur,
1/2 ounce Irish cream, liqueur,
1/2 ounce vanilla vodka,
Pour the coffee liqueur into a shot glass. Float the Irish cream liqueur on top. Float the vodka on top of the second layer. Alternatively, create a sipping cocktail by increasing the ingredients to fit a cocktail glass, keeping the same 1/3 ratio). Serve it either layered or shaken.
The Wiseguy –
1 ounce gin,
1 ounce Campari liqueur,
1 ounce sweet vermouth,
orange peel for garnish,
Combine all ingredients and ice in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass filled with large ice cubes. Garnish with orange peel.
Sneaky Pete –
1½ ounce cognac,
1 ounce Cointreau orange liqueur,
½ oz fresh lemon juice,
Sugar for frosting the rim of glass,
Moisten the edge of a cocktail glass with a sliced lemon. Frost with sugar. Shake the Cointreau, cognac and lemon juice together in an ice-filled shaker and strain into the glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
NOLA Sour –
2 ounces rye whiskey or bourbon,
¾ ounce simple syrup,
1 ounce lemon juice,
1 egg white (optional,)
1½ ounce red wine,
Add all ingredients except the wine to a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Carefully pour the wine over the back of a spoon so it floats on top.