Your Guide to Father`s Day Drinking
Have you already planned an awesome Father’s Day meal and scored a great gift for your dad? Oh, you didn’t, yet? No worries. Here’s a few tips on what to drink and what to buy to make Dad’s day awesome.
Say you want to throw the ultimate Father’s Day braai—what should the beer plan be?
In order to have a proper blow-out braai you will need more than one beer to work with. Pick one light and fruity beer, one darker beer to match the flavours in the braai, and one “after-dinner beer” with a bit more complexity. We suggest you go for the local beer brand like Castle, Windhoek or Black Label when you pick the light and fruity beer. Grolsch will work best with the ”braaivleis”. The flavours of this beer works well with the flavours of grilled meats and vegetables. After dinner, when you’re lazing around, you can go for a “sipping beer” like a strong dark Castle Milk Stout or Guinness.
Cocktails to serve on Father’s Day
First figure out what the old man likes and then take it from there. A good old fashioned Gin & Tonic would be a nice start. If dad’s more of a rum kind of guy make some daiquiris. Save time and go for ready-mixed cocktails. There’s a lot of flavours that you can pick from and mom will enjoy them too!
Wines to enjoy with the braai
Grilling + meat = grilled and charred, caramelized flavours, spicy sauce, a little bit of salty, delicious fat, and highly aromatic meat…so you need a medium-to-bold red with a touch of grippy tannins and some ripe berries with almost a savory, peppery barbecue sauce finish. The best and safest choice is to go with a grenache based wine, with a touch of more tannic grapes (like syrah or mourvedre) or with some vintage zinfandel—in both cases to have a nice richness and sweetness without being too tannic.
Pop around to your local Ultra Liquors this Father’s Day and get something ULTRA special for dad this Father’s Day.