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Five classic cocktails perfect for Dad

This weekend, shake and serve Dad one of these five classic cocktails and then raise a glass to your favourite man.
Five classic cocktails perfect for Dad

Boardwalker whiskey cocktail. (Photo, Erik Putz.)

Raise a glass to dad!

Boardwalker

Combine 3 tbsp Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey with 1 tbsp each Lillet Blanc and Aperol in a shaker. Cover and shake for 10 sec.

Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a lowball glass filled with ice. Serves 1.

Five classic cocktails perfect for DadBourbon-based "Boardwalker"

Maple rye and ginger

Stir 1/4 cup Canadian rye with 1 tbsp maple syrup in a lowball glass until combined.

Add ice and top with ginger ale. Serves 1.

Five classic cocktails perfect for DadMaple rye and ginger
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Gin Sour

Combine 1 egg white with 3 tbsp gin, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp amaretto and 1/2 tsp orange-blossom water in a shaker.

Cover and shake for 10 sec. Add a handful of ice and shake vigorously for about 20 sec. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a chilled cocktail glass.

Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg. Serves 1.

Gin Sour cocktail in martini glassGin sour

Great scot

Combine 3 tbsp pale single malt scotch (such as the Macallan 10-year) with 1 tsp lime cordial in a lowball glass.

Fill with ice and top with ginger ale. Garnish with lime (optional). Serves 1.

Five classic cocktails perfect for DadScotch and lime

Rum and coke sour

Bring a 355-mL can Coke and 1/4 cup sugar to a boil on high. Boil until syrup is reduced to 1/2 cup, about 20 min. Cool completely.

Combine 2 tbsp Coke syrup, 3 tbsp Bacardi Oakheart rum, 2 tbsp lime juice and 1 egg white in a shaker.  Cover and shake for 10 sec. Add a handful of ice and shake vigorously for another 20 sec. Pour mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a rocks glass. Serves 1.

Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Rum and coke sour, cocktailRum and coke sour

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