Want to show Dad some extra appreciation this Father’s Day? Make a cocktail they will cheer with…
Father’s Day of Cheer!
1 cup simple syrup
750 ml -1 bottle dry red wine,
1 Pomegranate Juice (8 0z.)
1 cup of fresh orange juice
1 cup blackberry brandy
1 cup triple sec
DTD Orange slices, lemon slices, and apple chips
In a pot or pan, combine 1 cup of sugar and one cup of water. Bring to boiling point until sugar is fully dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool. Combine remaining liquids in a pitcher. Cover and refrigerate, if possible overnight. When ready to serve, float fruit in pitcher. Top of vessel with a DTD apple chip!
Father’s Day Fun Facts!
First Father’s Day
June 19, 1910, marked the first Father’s Day on record. Sonora Dodd from Washington State wanted to have a special day to show appreciation to her father William Smart, who was a Civil War veteran and a widower whose wife died during the childbirth of their sixth child. He raised his six children as a single father. The day was chosen in June, the month of Dodd’s father’s birthday. .
Father’s Day a National Celebration
Father’s Day was not recognized nationally on a large scale until 1966. President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday of June to be Father’s Day. .
However, not until 1972 did Father’s Day become an annual permanent holiday thanks to President Richard Nixon who signed Father’s Day as a public law.