Beer & Wine Beer

3 Bold Beer Cocktails to Serve Dad on Father’s Day

Gone are the days when macaroni-spackled picture frames were an acceptable Father’s Day gift.

Kindergarten has long since dismissed, and your dad deserves a strong brew for making it through. Enter the beer cocktail.

Give your dad the gift he really craves: Strong, smoky, spicy brews laden with the likes of amaro, mezcal and even Sriracha.

1. Basil Beerade

Limeade’s for kids. Upgrade your dad’s everyday can of beer with two summer staples: tart citrus and fresh basil. The best way to show you care? Homemade simple syrup infused with fragrant basil leaves. Stir that into a pitcher of cold beer and lemon-lime juice, then toast to a Father’s Day well-served. Get the recipe.

2. Mezcal Shandy

The smoky-sweet-tart trinity never gets old, but there’s always room for an extra friend. Pilsner comes out to play with mezcal, lemon juice and Demerara syrup in this ultra-smoky Shandy. Just in time for dad’s glorious reign at the grill this summer. Get the recipe.

3. Sriracha Bloody Beer with Chili Sugar Bacon

Sriracha madness rages on. Is your dad afflicted? If yes, he’ll appreciate the burn of this singular Bloody. IPA beer provides the hoppy base for layers of tomato juice, Sriracha, celery salt, Worcestershire, olive brine and horseradish. Seal the deal with a thick-cut ribbon of bacon sprinkled with brown sugar and chili powder. Get the recipe.

Need even more inspiration for what to give dad this holiday? Check out AskMen’s helpful Father’s Day Gift Ideas.