Father’s Day is right around the corner and as we continue to stay home, let us begin a celebration that your father truly deserves, after all, our dad is our first superhero! In fact, he is also (in all probability) the one who introduced you to your very first taste of whisky. It was that first dram you shared with him which even if in a small way, led to the rapport you share today. This Father’s Day, how about you get your dad to try something new. Raise a toast to him with a few cocktails that Diageo India’s finest brand ambassadors put together for you.
SERVE DAD A SUPER FEAST
The best way to show your gratitude is by treating your old’ man to a wholesome meal. Wow him with some heartwarming food paired with a refreshing scotch cocktail. Our suggestion would be a refreshing Peach Please made with Black & White Scotch that perfectly complements a freshly baked Real Margherita Pizza finished off with some basil, Italian buffalo mozzarella and a generous drizzle of olive oil. Share this with your father to create a memorable experience!
45ml Black & White Scotch Whisky
10ml Lime juice
10ml peach juice/ Syrup
A splash of Tonic
Garnish: Orange peel
Build all the ingredients into a tall glass, top with ice and stir. Top with soda and serve.
HOST A MOVIE MARATHON – SELECT HIS FAVOURITES
Think about all those sleepless nights your father put in, probably missing out on a few of his best movies at prime time. Now it is time for you to gather his choice of films and fix him a much-awaited single malt serve. To accompany the movies, here is the recipe of Talisker My Tonic to enhance the experience.
60ml Talisker 10 Y.O
15ml Lemon cordial
15ml Honey water
(1:1 Honey to warm water)
Add Talisker 10 YO, lemon cordial and honey water to a highball glass, stir well to mix all the ingredients, fill the glass with ice and top up with tonic water.
Twist an orange peel facing the rim of the glass and drop into the glass, lightly torch a cinnamon stick to accentuate the Talisker 10 YO experience.
Note: If your father prefers, Talisker 10 tastes phenomenal on the rocks or when just served with a splash of water as it draws out the sherry notes.
SPEND AN EVENING WITH YOUR FATHER
Get your dad to take a break and unwind a little on this day. Sit him down and let him tell you all the fun stories from his boyhood or just kick back and watch the sun go down together. Fix yourselves a Black Dog Scotch Sunset to accompany your sense of taste along with this visual treat.
60 ml Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve
25 ml Espresso
10 ml Cinnamon Cordial
1 Orange Wedge
Garnish: Cinnamon Stick, Orange Peel
Pour the whisky in a glass filled with ice and squeeze in an orange wedge. Add the cinnamon cordial to enhance the complex notes and for a longer finish. (Alternative – Use warm sugar syrup infused with a stick of cinnamon as an alternative to the cinnamon cordial).
Express some orange oil and add in the espresso for a creamy and sophisticated twist.
Tip – Squeeze the orange peel for it to release the oil
GET YOUR OLD MAN TO GIVE INTO SOME SELF INDULGENCE
Dads deserve some pampering too! Get him to sit back as you indulge him with a home spa experience. A foot or head massage could do the trick. To go with all that pampering, hand him a classic Old-Fashioned cocktail made with the finest blended scotch, the Johnnie Walker Black Label.
60ml Johnnie Walker Black Label
1 tsp of honey
Grated Cinnamon (optional)
Method: Take a whisky glass and add one teaspoon of honey, add Johnnie Walker Black Label and stir well until the honey dissolves. Once dissolved, add ice cubes and stir well. Garnish with Grated Cinnamon
Add on a berry of your choice to garnish and for the added flavour
SET UP FOR FAMILY GAME NIGHT
This year let your father flaunt his competitive side on family game night! Set up some interesting games such as charades, carrom or monopoly. Enjoy the evening with your dad, sipping on a delectable Singleton Jam! Here is how you can make it –
60ml Singleton of Glendullan 12 YO
2 tsp Mixed berry jam
10 ml Lime juice
Add all the ingredients except the carbonated water into a shaker and stir well to mix in the berry jam, Shake well with ice.
Pour the delightful mix into an old-fashioned glass and top up with carbonated water.
Tap a bunch of fresh mint and add it to the cocktail, drop in seasonal berries of your choice and enjoy the berry freshness.
These cocktail ideas are easy to replicate with ingredients available at home. So, what are you waiting for? It is time to set up for Father’s Day!!