Surprise your tipple-loving dad with these simple and delicious whisky-based concoctions you can serve any time of the day

It’s dad’s special day on June 20, and if you’re looking for creative ideas to show him how much you care, why not prepare him these easy and delicious whisky-based cocktails? Trust us, dad will appreciate the effort you put into making these delicious—what's a better Father's Day gift than that?

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Blueberry Whisky Sour

Ingredients:

  • 45ml Maker’s Mark
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • 15ml lime juice
  • 5ml Grenadine syrup
  • Egg white
  • 3 blueberries
  • 3 drops Angostura bitters for garnish

Method:

  1. Put the blueberries into the shaker and muddle.
  2. Separate the egg white from the yolk and add the egg white into the shaker. Put in all the liquids and do a dry shake for about 10 seconds. This is when we shake the mixture without ice to aerate and foam up the egg white (be careful with the pressure build-up).
  3. Open the shaker and add ice to about 3/5 full and shaker for a good 5 to 8 seconds.
  4. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a few drops of Angostura bitters.
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Maker’s Mark-arita

Ingredients:

  • 30ml Maker’s Mark
  • 20ml Triple Sec
  • 10ml lemon juice
  • 10ml simple syrup
  • 10ml Angostura bitters
  • Soda water
  • Rosemary and lemon wheel for garnish

Method:

  1. Pour the lemon juice, simple syrup, triple sec and Maker's Mark into a chilled tall glass. Add ice to the top of the glass.
  2. Tilt the glass slightly and pour in the soda water until it’s 90 per cent full. Stir only once so as to keep as much carbonation as possible.
  3. Float (gently add) the Angostura bitters on top and garnish with rosemary and lemon wheel.
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Maker’s March

Ingredients:

  • 45ml Maker’s Mark
  • 20ml Triple Sec
  • 10ml Sweet Vermouth
  • 3 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Orange peel for garnish

Method:

  1. Put 3 dashes of bitters into the rocks glass and rotate it such that the bitters cover the surfaces in the glass.
  2. Add Sweet Vermouth, Triple Sec and Maker's Mark followed by 1 large ice cube. Stir for about 8-10 times (more if the drink is still too strong).
  3. Express the oils of the orange peel over the drink by squeezing or twisting it.
  4. Rim the glass with the orange peel and put it in the drink as garnish.
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Maker’s Mark Highball

Ingredients:

  • 30ml Maker’s Mark
  • 90ml soda water
  • Wedge of lime/lemon

Method:

  1. In a chilled tall glass, add the Maker's Mark followed by ice to the top of the glass.
  2. Tilt the glass slightly and pour in the soda water. The ratio of bourbon to soda is 1:3.
  3. Stir only once so as to keep as much carbonation as possible.
  4. Garnish with a wedge of lemon or lime.
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Summer Lovin’

Ingredients:

  • 30ml Maker’s Mark
  • 10ml lime juice
  • 90ml ginger ale
  • Mint leaves and grapefruit for garnish

Method:

  1. In a chilled tall glass, add in the Maker's Mark followed by the lime juice, then ice to the top of the glass.
  2. Tilt the glass slightly and pour in the ginger ale. Stir only once so as to keep as much carbonation as possible.
  3. Bruise the mint by hitting it on the back of your hand or clapping once with the mint in your palm.
  4. Garnish with mint leaves a slice of grapefruit.

Recipes provided by Beam Suntory.