Are you hosting a crowd for Father’s Day? Want to take one item off the list of things you have to make?
Check out these ready to serve cocktails that make no compromise on taste or sophistication. The dads you are celebrating will get all the Mad Men vibes with no additional work on your end.
Born during the depths of pandemic lockdown, Radio Cocktails bottled cocktails rank among the best of Covid’s silver linings. These bottled cocktails are gorgeous. All the classics are here: both vodka and gin Martinis, Boulvardier, Negroni, Manhattan, and my fave, The Paper Plane. They packaging is on point, with 80s nostalgic labels, glass bottles and a waxed bottle top. Clear instructions for how to serve take all the guesswork out of the equation, so you won’t make the error of serving an old fashioned in a coupe.
Priced from $29-$39 for 500ml. Check out the website for all bottles and opening hours.
Dillon’s Gin Cocktail
I’m a huge fan of everything Dillon’s, and now I can add their ready to serve canned cocktails to the list of things to love. Made at 5% abv, they are super light and super refreshing. Available in the LCBO in two flavours–Tangerine, Lemon & A Hint of Mint, and Blackberry, Lemon & A Dash of Elderflower–these are delicious, refreshing and crushable cocktails that could not be easier to serve. Just pour over a glass filled with ice. Made with Dillon’s handcrafted gin and in interesting flavour combinations, these are craft cocktails with absolutely no fuss. And they are already award winners! Tangerine, Lemon & A Hint of Mint took Double Gold at the 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and Blackberry, Lemon & A Dash of Elderflower took Silver. Order online from Dillon’s and get the third, distillery-exclusive flavour Black Cherry & Cranberry as well.
If there is a cocktail that has universal appeal, it has to be the Negroni. According to Drinks International, it is the world’s best selling classic cocktail. Campari has made it easier than ever to enjoy a Negroni by offering it ready to serve. A Negroni is made with equal parts gin, sweet vermouth and Campari. If you don’t want to house three bottles in your bar, this is the perfect answer. All of the classic flavour in one small package. Available at the LCBO for $22.95 for 375ml.
More ready to serve cocktail ideas from Libby here!