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  • Places to Go in Town {and Cocktails to Make} on Father’s Day

    Shake things up with Dad this Father’s Day and show your very first #1 guy your real adulting skills. If you’re crafty behind the bar, try your hand at one of these three DIY recipes — a fun boozy dessert drink, a classic Old Fashioned, and a chilled + citrusy Hemmingway Daiquiri {the second + third pair perfectly with cigars}. And if you’re better at ordering drinks than making them, head on over to one of the Dad’s Day events happening in Hoboken + JC. Whatever you plans, enjoy these places to go or cocktails to make on Father’s Day!

    Drink Recipes to DIY for Dad

    Root Beer Float

    This childhood favorite gets an adult upgrade and is the perfect way to reminisce with Dad.

    2 oz Blended Whisky
    Not Your Fathers Root Beer
    Chocolate Syrup
    Vanilla Ice Cream

    First, drizzle inside of Collins glass with chocolate syrup. Add whisky and two scoops of vanilla ice cream to glass, then top with root beer.

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    Old Fashioned

    Keep it classy on Father’s Day with this classic whiskey cocktail.

    2 oz. Bourbon Whiskey
    2-3 dashes Orange Angostura Bitters
    Sugar Cube
    Club Soda

    Add sugar cube and bitters to a mixing glass and muddle until sugar is dissolved. Add whiskey, splash of club soda, ice and stir until chilled. Strain over fresh ice in Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with orange peel.

    Hemingway Daiquiri

    We’re not talking frozen drinks and tiki umbrellas here, this iconic cocktail was enjoyed by none other than Ernest Hemingway. Even better, gift Dad his favorite cigar to enjoy alongside this rum-based cocktail.

    2 oz Dark Rum
    ½ oz Maraschino Liqueur
    ¾ oz Fresh Lime Juice
    ½ oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice

    Shake all ingredients with ice and double strain into chilled coupe glass. Garnish with grapefruit peel.

    Read more: And the Winner of Hudson County’s Cutest Dad is…

    Father’s Day Events Around Town This Weekend

    Whisky + Barber Shop Event in JC {Sat, June 17th}

    Get dad primped and prepped for his big day on Saturday, June 17th from 12PM – 4pm at Street Fame Barbershop in JC. Buchanan’s Whisky will be partnering with Street Fame to offer complimentary haircuts and shaves in celebration of Dad. Enjoy cocktail kits, mini bottles of Buchanan’s and insider information {hello discount codes!} on where to purchase. Email streetfame201@gmail.com or call (201) 217-4200 to make an appointment.

    Head to Halifax {Sun, June 18th}

    Treating fathers to a delicious feast of fresh seafood and a beautiful view won’t be hard to do this Father’s Day with Halifax. The Nova Scotian inspired restaurant will be serving up their Sunday brunch and dinner featuring northeastern inspired, coastal favorites like fresh oysters, house-cured meats and fish, Halifax smoked salmon, potato poutine, Maine blue cod, lobster rigatoni and more {btw, we sampled their spring menu items, and let’s just say Dad will be proud of your adult-life choices}.

    Father’s Day Brunch and Dinner Cruise {Sun, June 18th}

    What a way to spend the day with Dad. Check out the always on point Manhattan skyline and enjoy some great food while sailing down the Hudson. You’re guaranteed to have amazing photo ops, but we can’t guarantee there won’t be plenty of Dad jokes. Click here to book.

     House of Que Family Funday {Sun, June 18th}

    In honor of all of the dads out there who are hustling, take off your hardworking hat and trade it for beer and barbecue at House of ‘Que. Make a reservation by emailing rsvp@houseofque.com or calling 201-706-8755 and receive your first beer on them.

    Doughnuts For Dad at Krispy Kreme {Sun, June 18th}

    And if Dad’s not a drinker, then he’ll love how stinkin’ cute these doughnuts are! Stop by Krispy Kreme in JC this Sunday and pick up a doughnut for you and your pops. These sweet treats might just put you ahead in the running for Dad’s favorite child. Not that you’re trying or anything.

    Happy Father’s Day to all you Hoboken papas out there – and cheers to a day dedicated just to you! Share you favorite pics from Father’s Day with us on Insta @HobokenGirlBlog or #HobokenGirl!


    Written by:

    Lia is a born and raised North Jersey girl and after a lifelong love for the city, she became an official Hobokenite four years ago. By day, she works full-time as a PR and Marketing pro specializing in spirits and cocktails. Outside her “9-5” gig, she also offers cocktail catering and signature drink development for special and private events, serves as President of the recently launched Women Who Whiskey New Jersey chapter, and documents her cocktailing adventures on ‘drinkstagram’ (@jerseydrinks)! When she’s not working, she is either out exploring what the Mile Square and Hudson County have to offer or experimenting in her apartment bar. She is also a certified crazy dog lady, obsessive planner, and is addicted to cute office supplies.


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