How to Make a Superior Cocktail for Father’s Day

Whether you find Father’s Day an opportunity or a challenge, it’s often the small things that make an occasion special.

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One way to make any dad’s day out of the ordinary is by making his favorite cocktail taste just a little better. It involves little investment. In fact, I’m sure you already have everything you need.

Coarse and Fine Sea Salt

While sea salt has been everywhere on baked goods lately, adding a dash of salt to a cocktail has stayed under the radar. Similar to the affect it has on sweets on sweets, adding a pinch of salt to a drink heightens the other flavors.


My knowledge of this trick actually comes from one my husband’s beloved cocktail books: Liquid Intelligence, The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail by David Arnold. If you haven’t gotten that Father’s Day gift yet, I enthusiastically endorse it for all the science loving dads on your list.

Adding a Drop of Salt Water to a Cocktail

For other cocktail ideas try my Blood Orange Negroni, Espresso Gin & Tonic  or Old Town Pimm’s Cup.

Superior Cocktail Recipe
Add a pinch of salt to any cocktail

Cocktail Salt Solution – 20% Solution
20 grams salt
80 milliliters of water

Dissolve the salt in the water. Put in a bottle with a dropper top. Add a drop or two to a cocktail.

20% Solution

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