Published on May 26th, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz


4 Fun & Easy-To-Make Cocktail Recipes In Time For Father’s Day

With Father’s Day 2019 just around the corner, there are plenty of reasons to imbibe, both for celebratory and relaxation purposes. While the “old man” in your life may very well be set in his ways — perhaps he is content with his go-to brand of bourbon every Friday night — there is a whole new world of spirits out there. In turn, there is no excuse not to try and spice things up some new recipes, both with those staple spirits and some classically-inspired yet newly-popular spirits.

In turn, just in time for Father’s Day, below are 4 fun cocktail recipes which you can easily create at home. Thanks and appreciation go out to Bastille Blended Whisky, Tequila Partida, Diplomático and Disaronno — classy both on and off the back-bar — for sharing the recipes shown below.

Spiced Old Fashioned

– 2 oz. Partida Añejo
– 2 barspoons of maple syrup
– 2 slices of fresno chilis
– Dash of angostura bitters

– In a glass, muddle chili slices, bitters, and maple syrup.
– Add ice, Partida Añejo, and stir.
– Garnish with orange peel and chili slice.

Blend My Sunday (courtesy of Morten Krag)

– 1.5 oz. Bastille Blended Whisky
– .5 oz Maraschino
– .5 oz Punt e Mes
– .5 oz Benedictine
– 1 dash of ROOTS Drops & Dashes
– 1 dash Orange Bitters

– Stir all ingredients with ice.
– Strain into a chilled coupe.
– Garnish with fruit of choice.

Diplomático Derby

– 2 oz. Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva
– 1 oz. grapefruit juice
– .25 oz. honey syrup

– Add ingredients into an ice filled shaker, and shake together to combine/chill.
– Double strain into a chilled coupe glass and
– garnish with grapefruit twist.

The Godfather

– 1 part Disaronno
– 1 part Bastille 1789

– Pour over large ice and stir.
– Garnish with orange twist.

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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly He has also co-authored two published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.

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