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Published on June 2nd, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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5 Fun & Easy-To-Make Cocktail Recipes From Coopers’ Craft & Art In The Age For Father’s Day 2019

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 5 fun cocktail recipes which you can easily create at home with a few choice ingredients. Thanks and appreciation go out to the Kentucky-based Coopers’ Craft and the Philadelphia-based Art In The Age teams for sharing the recipes shown below.

#1: Summer Crush
Courtesy of Fitz Bailey, Coopers’ Craft Brand Ambassador

A unique take on the shore town classic. Coopers’ Craft 82.2 is the perfect substitute for vodka in this beach cocktail.

Ingredients:
– 1 Navel Orange freshly juiced
– 2 oz. Coopers’ Craft Bourbon
– 1 oz. Grand Marnier (or another orange liqueur)
– 3 to 4 oz. Lemon-Lime Soda (OR seltzer for a lower calorie version)
– Orange wedges for garnish
-Sprig of fresh mint

Method:
– Fill a glass with crushed ice.
– Pour the bourbon, Grand Marnier and fresh orange juice in the glass.
– Give it a gentle stir.
– Top it off with the soda, and orange wedge and a few mint leaves.
– Serve!

#2: Blue Grass Coffee
Courtesy of Fitz Bailey, Coopers’ Craft Brand Ambassador

From Fathers’s Day to a recovery brunch, this Kentucky-inspired coffee cocktail is the perfect pick-me-up this summer.

Ingredients:
– 1.5 oz. Coopers’ Craft Bourbon
– 4 oz. Cold Coffee
– ½ oz. Cream
– 1 Egg White
– 1 oz. Simple Syrup

Method:
– Combine Coopers’ Craft Bourbon, coffee, cream, egg white and simple syrup in a shaker and shake for 30-60 seconds.
– Add ice and repeat shaking.
– Pour into your favorited chilled mug or short high ball, garnish with nutmeg or cinnamon.

#3: Frola (Frozen Bourbon &Cola
Courtesy of Fitz Bailey, Coopers’ Craft Brand Ambassador

Simple but brilliant, this Kentucky-inspired classic coke cocktail is the perfect drink this summer.

Ingredients:
– 1.5 oz. Coopers’ Craft Bourbon
– ½ oz. Butterscotch Schnapps
– 2 oz. Cream Soda or Cola Concentrate
– 1 oz. Simple Syrup
– 1 cup Ice
– ¼ Vanilla Extract
– 2-4 dashes Chicory Bitters (El Guapo or bartender’s choice)

Method:
– Place bourbon, schnapps, soda concentrate, vanilla extract, and ice in blender; blend for 15 seconds or until very smooth texture is reached.
– Pour into your favorite glassware and top with two dashes of bitters.
– Serve with a metal straw.

#4: Smoked Manhattan
Courtesy of Lee Noble, Art In The Age Cocktail Director

Ingredients:
– 2 oz Kinsey 4 Year Rye Whiskey
– 1 oz Art In The Age Damson Plum Cordial
– 2 dashes Bittermens Scarborough Savory Herbal Bitters
– Charred Rosemary Smoke

Method:
– Smoke your coupe with charred rosemary.
– Add above ingredients to mixing pitcher.
– Add ice and stir.
– Pour into coupe.
– Garnish with plum slices.

Smoke Directions:
– Lay a 2 inch sprig of rosemary on a fireproof surface.
– Use a culinary torch to set the sprig on fire, and as soon as it starts to burn, cover the entire sprig of rosemary with the cocktail glass. The flame will die out quickly and the smoke will season the inside of the glass.
– Stir all ingredients together in a mixing glass with ice to chill thoroughly.
– Turn the smoked glass right side up and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with plum slices.

#5: Nuts About Dad
Courtesy of Fitz Bailey, Coopers’ Craft Brand Ambassador

Ingredients:
– 2 oz Coopers’ Craft Bourbon
– 2 spoons of Greek yogurt
– 3 dashes Black Walnut Bitters
– 1 oz Simple Syrup

Method:
– Serve in coupe glass
– Combine simple syrup, yogurt, bitters and Coopers’ Craft into an ice filled shaker.
– Shake aggressively, strain into glass.
– Skewered walnut for garnish.


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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident (and Long Island native) with over 15 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his favorite band Superdrag. In the years following, 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, TheStreet.com, Format Magazine, Businessweek, The Improper, the L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. He is a member of the SATW and the IFWTWA organizations as a food and travel writer.Darren is also the host the recently-launched "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with PureGrainAudio.


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