When I think of Father’s Day, the first thing that comes to mind before spoiling my husband, father and father-in-law, is a great BBQ and drink to go with it! This year for Father’s Day, I’m putting together this delicious whiskey cocktail crafted by Wayne Gretzky Estates.
THE 99! A blend of Wayne Gretzky Cab Merlot and Wayne Gretzky Whisky. This whisky is distilled, matured and finished in red wine casks from the Gretzky winery. It makes the perfect accompaniment to the Wayne Gretzky Cab Merlot. Mix the two together with simple syrup and lime and the result is a smooth, rich and slightly sweet drink. Rick and I tested out this combination and we both agreed – it was perfect for our BBQ!
To go with our father’s day drink of choice, we’re are grilling some ribs, wings and sausages. The sides will be potato salad, caesar salad, and a veggie platter. Can’t forget dessert with locally made apply fritters and a fathers day cake. Tasty, simple and sweet!
Thinking this might be the perfect drink for your father’s day get together? Here’s how to make it:
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Add 1½ oz Wayne Gretzky Whiskey
- Add 1 oz fresh pressed lime juice
- Add 1 oz simple syrup (for how to make simple syrup head to LCBO’s page here)
- Strain into a rocks glass with ice.
- Float with 1oz Wayne Gretzky Cabernet Merlot.
TIP – While I was taking Instagram stories of us making The 99 for the first time, a few people sent over the tip of using the back of a spoon to pour the wine before it hit the whiskey mixture. This allowed for the red wine to stay on top.