It falls on June 20th, if any filial child is asking. Sure, you can sift through all the gift guides searching for the best present that
plays into the marketing ploy exploiting parental appreciation best tells Dad you love him, but why not do things with a bit more heart this year? Put in a little more effort and use your hands to craft a good, stiff drink for him.
Except that we're going clean because #health with only the most awarded non-alcoholic spirit in the world. We've made sure each recipe is no more than three steps—mostly shake and pour—so you really have no excuse. Plus, as a special Father's Day deal, Lyre's is throwing in a free bottle for every four purchased online 12 – 19 June. Cheers to the man of the house.
Originale Coffee Highball
For the caffeine addict, here's an Espresso Martini Highball, but you know, lighter. In terms of alcohol, not caffeine content.
- 60mL Lyre's Coffee Originale
- 120mL premium bottled tonic water
METHOD: Add ingredients in glass, fill with ice, stir.
GARNISH: Lemon wheel
How about an Old Cuban for the old man? Previously called El Cubano, the mojito style cocktail remains fresh and festive with Lyre's Classico deftly replacing sparkling wine in this mocktail variation.
- 60mL Lyre's White Cane Spirit
- 15mL lime juice
- 15mL sugar syrup
- 8 mint leaves
- 2 dashes aromatic bitters
- 30mL Lyre's Classico
METHOD: Shake all ingredients except Lyre's Classico with ice. Fine strain into glass. Add Lyre's Classico slowly.
GLASS: Cocktail coupette
GARNISH: Mint leaf
Absinthe & Lemonade
There's the expected skepticism where he says, "What is this why is this green" and you jump in and go, "Regular lemonade ain't enough." It helps that this one's so easy it practically makes itself.
45mL Lyre's Absinthe
90mL premium bottled lemonade
METHOD: Build over ice, stir.
GARNISH: Lemon wedge
Industry veteran Sam Ross originally created this over a decade ago in New York, and we can't think of a modern classic more soothing.
- 60mL Lyre's American Malt
- 15mL honey and ginger syrup*
- 15mL lemon juice
- 30mL strong smoky tea (Lapsang souchong or Russian Caravan tea)
METHOD: Shake briefly with ice, strain over large ice cube.
GLASS: Old fashioned
GARNISH: Ginger cube on skewer
*To make it extra homey, here's how to make your own:
Pour ½ cup boiling water to ¼ cup runny honey, add 1 tsp jarred ginger and stir thoroughly before refrigerating.
Honestly, nothing suits our weather better than a Spritz. Feel free to make a pitcher for the family as well.
- 60mL Lyre's Italian Spritz
- 60mL premium alcohol free prosecco
- 30mL premium bottled soda water
METHOD: Add all ingredients in glass, stir, fill with fresh cubed ice.
GLASS: Large or stemless wine glass
GARNISH: Orange slice