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4 Whiskey Cocktails Worthy of Dad

St. Louis is definitely known as a beer city, but sometimes Dad (or Mom for that matter) might like something a bit stronger. whiskey cocktail

Angel’s Envy, a family run distillery out of Louisville, KY knows a thing or two about good spirits. They sent up a sample of their fine Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and it was damn good. Thankfully you don’t need to drive to Kentucky to find Angel’s Envy–though if you do find yourself down south I’d recommend you stop for a tour. Check out Total Wine and More to purchase a bottle for yourself!

Here’s a few cocktails that Angel’s Envy “Whiskey Guardians” have stirred up for Father’s Day. But I’m pretty sure they’re good anytime. 😉Angels Envy Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey


This cocktail is a combo or a Manhattan and an Old Fashioned (thus the cool name).

2 parts Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels
½ part Grand Marnier
½ part Amaro Montenegró
1 tsp brandied cherry juice (or Bada Bing cherry juice)
3 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Combine all ingredients in a yarai. Stir thoroughly, and strain over a large cube. Garnish with an orange peel and a brandied (or Bada Bing) cherry—or a couple of extra cherries, based on Dad’s preference.

Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree

Inspired by a WWII vet who helped to liberate France.

2 parts Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Whiskey Finished in Port Barrels
1 part Tattersall Pommeau
1 part green apple shrub (2 cups chopped green apples combined with one cup unrefined Louisiana sugar, left sealed in the refrigerator for three days, strained, build to 1 to .75 ratio sugar syrup to apple cider vinegar)
2 dashes Fee Bros Old Fashioned Bitters
Calvados rinsed glass
Long lemon peel garnish

In a mixing glass, build fresh ice, Angel’s Envy, Tattersall Pommeau, green apple shrub, and bitters. Stir until well incorporated—approximately ten seconds or twenty rotations. Place approximately 1/4 part calvados into an empty double rocks glass and swirl to coat. Add fresh ice to calvados-lined glass and strain cocktail over fresh ice. Garnish with expressed lemon peel.

Without Faculty

Inspired by a dad who loves Bananas Foster!

2 parts Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Whiskey Finished in Port Barrels
½ part ginger syrup
½ part banana liqueur (Giffard Banane Du Bresil)
¾ part lemon juice
Bittermens Tiki Bitters

Add all ingredients (except bitters) into a shaker tin. Add Ice and shake. Double strain into a double rocks glass over one large ice cube and garnish with 3 drops of Tiki bitters and a banana slice.

Trapline Old Fashioned

This campfire cocktail pays tribute to the dad who loves the outdoors.

2 parts Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Whiskey Finished in Port Barrels
¼ part Laphroaig 10 Year Scotch
¼ part Gifford Créme de Cacao
¼ part maple syrup

Stir all ingredients into a shaker tin. Strain over a large ice cube finish with spritz of Angel’s Envy Rye Finished in Rum Barrels, if you happen to have it.