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Three Latino-owned Liquor Brands to Give Dad on his Day

Father’s Day is rapidly approaching and with that comes the question of what gift you should give them on their special day. 

Most of us may be automatically inclined to give them the typical gifts you see at stores, such as wallets and colognes, but where does that leave those Dads that love to enjoy an iced cold beer at the end of a long day?

While you can probably always envision your Dad drinking a Corona beer at family gatherings, you may want to introduce him to something different that will appeal to his senses. 

There are a wide variety of liquor brands we can give Dad that he will surely enjoy.

Yola Mezcal 

Mezcal lovers rejoice! Yola Mezcal originated in San Juan Del Rio in Mexico. It offers traditional and handmade mezcal. Their bottles range from $24.99 – to $59.99.

Feeling extra adventurous? Make Dad this cocktail with his new mezcal that will surely have him asking for another glass. 

Ginger and Basil Mezcalini

Ingredients

  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 5 basil leaves
  • 1 spoonful of shaved ginger
  • 2 oz. jarabe natural (this is a sweet syrup made from distilling natural fruits and leaves in Mexico – if you can’t find it at a supermarket, you can substitute agave syrup)
  • 1½ oz. of mezcal reposado
  • 3 ice cubes
  • Sal de gusano (worm salt, made with the worm that feeds off of the maguey plant. If you can’t find this at the supermarket, try to find chile salt – sal de chile. You can always make your own sal de chile by mixing grainy salt with chile de arbol powder, available in the spice section of most supermarkets)

Directions

Place the lime juice, basil leaves, ginger, and syrup in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Let it sit for a moment. Shake again. Let sit. Add ice and mezcal and shake again. Slightly moisten the edges of a martini glass, turn it upside down and swirl it gently on a plate of sal de gusano. Serve the mixture in the martini glass. Garnish with a thin slice of lime.

Don Q

Don Q is a Latino-owned liquor brand from Puerto Rico that focuses on crafting a wide variety of rum. It gathered its name from the family’s love of the famous novel, Don Quixote.  

From aged rums to rums sporting delicious flavors such as coconut and pineapple, Don Q offers something for every taste. 

La Gritona

La Gritona Tequila is a liquor brand owned by Melly Barajas from Valle de Guadalupe, Jalisco, Mexico. It uses agave that has been matured for about 9-10 years and grown exclusively in the Jalisco highlands. 

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