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With Father’s Day fast approaching on 6/18, you may be looking for ways to impress dad. Nothing would impress him more than a stellar homemade cocktail made by you! So whether dad prefers whiskey or rum, we have the perfect at home-friendly cocktail recipes from Great Jones Distilling Co. and Equiano Rum which are sure to make your dad proud.
Classic Old Fashioned
2oz Great Jones Straight Bourbon
1 sugar cube
1 dash orange bitters
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 splash chilled club soda
1 orange peel
Place the sugar cube (or 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar) in an Old Fashioned glass.
Wet it down with a short splash of water or club soda, and crush the sugar with a muddler.
Rotate the glass so that the sugar grains give it a lining.
Add a few large ice cubes, pour in the bourbon, and give it a few stirs with a bar spoon.
Garnish with a large orange peel after expressing its oils over the glass.
The Magnificent Old Fashioned
2oz Equiano Original
0.5oz Ginger-Rosemary Syrup
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 Dashes Orange Bitters
Rosemary Sprig ice cube
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir for 10 seconds.
Strain and pour into smoked rocks glass.
Zest with orange, garnish with smoked rosemary sprig.
For smoked glass: use hickory wood chips to smoke glass before adding large
rosemary ice cube.
“The Magnificent Old Fashioned: This cocktail was inspired by Father’s Day and I wanted to celebrate the amazing men in our lives with a unique twist on a classic… the old fashioned. Equiano Original Rum gets to be up front and center, giving us dried fruit notes, light oak and caramel. Then the ginger-rosemary syrup and bitters deliver what I call a little sweet heat and balance with a hint of herbaceous notes that linger but allow the smooth sip to be enjoyed thoroughly. Cheers to all the magnificent fathers, this one’s for you!” - Adi Batista, Equiano Brand Ambassador, Georgia
1 shot Equiano Original
1⁄2 shot Uncle Nearest 1856
1⁄2 shot Grand Marnier
1⁄4 shot vanilla syrup
3 Dashes of chocolate bitters
In a mixing glass, stir all the
ingredients with large ice cubes until
cold. Serve over a large rock of ice in
an old fashion rocks glass. Garnish
with a large twist of orange peel and
a black cherry.
“The Fedora 2.1 is inspired by a hypothetical scenario in which Tom Bullock, an American bartender in the pre-Prohibition era and Nearest Green, a former slave and first African-American master distiller were to create a cocktail. ” - Ian Burrell, Equiano Co-Founder & Global Rum Ambassador