Which TV dad is most like your pops? Whether he’s smooth like
Cliff Huxtable or as lethal as Eli Pope, Los Angeles mixologist Latham Ford has the perfect
cocktail to complement him.
If your dad is like … George Jefferson
“George was the coolest,” says Ford, mixologist at L.A.’s Ebanos Crossing bar. “He had swag
before anyone ever knew what it was and also possessed the best sense of humor.”
1|Sidecar With Swag
2 ¼ inch-thick slices peeled fresh ginger
2 1-inch strips orange peel
2 ounces brandy
1 ounce Cointreau or Grand Marnier
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons maple syrup
Rim glass with sugar. Muddle ginger and 1 orange peel in a cocktail shaker. Add brandy,
Cointreau, lemon juice, maple syrup and ice; shake. Strain into glass, then garnish with the
second strip of orange peel.
If your dad is like …
Strong, silent types like Scandal’s former secret agency boss will appreciate this classic
cocktail with a surprise: a dash of savory bacon. “A huge trend in cocktails is the infusion of
bacon for the smoky flavor,” says Ford.
2|Dark & Stormy
1 lime wedge
1 tablespoon bacon, crushed finely
2 ounces dark rum
Wet rim of 12-ounce glass with lime wedge. Roll edge of rim in bacon bits. Fill with ice.
Squeeze lime wedge over ice and drop wedge into glass. Add rum and top with ginger beer.