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Father’s Day Cocktail Inspiration

With Father’s Day just past in some of parts of the world, here is a collection of cocktails inspired by the occasion of toasting to distinguished and discerning dads everywhere. Created by acclaimed bartenders Tim Philips, Manabu Ohtake and Erik Lorincz, these celebration cocktails bring out the rich, complex characters of premium whiskies using flavour accents like ginger, orange, walnut and a variety of teas.


By Tim Philips

40ml Johnnie Walker Blue Label
5ml sugar syrup (choice of mandarin, raisin, clove, popcorn, cinnamon, honey, orgreat, sugar, hazelnut)
2 dashes bitters (choice of Angostura, Peychaud's, Absinthe, Orange, Cherry chocolate)
2 cubes flavoured ice (choice of sweet tea, smokey tea, sherry wood tea and American oak)

Glass: Martini
Garnish: Depends...
Method: Stirred, served up

Alcohol per serving: 12.64g


By Manabu Ohtake

35ml The Singleton of Glen Ord 12-year-old
2 barspoons of Mate tea leaves
8ml hot water
15g Orange marmalade
2 dashes Walnut bitters

Glass: Mate teapot
Garnish: Orange zest, mint leaf, vanilla stick
Method: Add The Singleton of Glen Ord, marmalade and bitters to a mate pot and mix well using an electric hand mixer. In a separate glass, add mate tea leaves to hot water and let steep to release the flavour and aroma, pour into the mate pot. Add crushed ice and stir.

Alcohol per serving: 7.37g


By Erik Lorincz

1 slice fresh ginger root (thumbnail sized)
2 shots Johnnie Walker Blue Label
⁵ 6 shot Ginger liqueur
⅔ shot Agave nectar blended with brewed matcha tea (2:1)
3 ⅓ shots Lapsang Souchong tea
1 shot freshly squeezed lemon juice

Glass: Toddy
Garnish: Lemon zest twist
Method: Mix ingredients and then heat using steam wand from espresso machine.

Alcohol per serving: 13.5g