Happy Father's Day to all dads our there. Thank you for your hard work and contribution for and towards your children. I'll be honest, I wouldn't be where I am today if it weren't for my dad. He helped shape me into the person I am today and I am so thankful for all that he does for me. So, how are you going to celebrate this Father's Day? Going to see a movie? Go on a picnic? Perhaps make your father a nice drink to pass the time (that is if you are over 21 years of age). Well, if you are looking for a good list of things to make for your dad this father's day then here are some tips and recipes you can pass along as if they were your own idea.

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Let's start off with a simple tip of stating that the summer time is hot. Like, really hot. Still being a Kansas Kid I am not quite acclimated to the heat of Texas (but I am really trying) and so I just melt every time I step outside at any given time during this period of heat. Luckily, drinking water is a great way to stay cool and stay hydrated so you and your dad can toss a ball back and forth, throw a Frisbee, walk the pets, or even work together to slay the enormous eight-legged monster that is trying to find a way into your house. Keep cool and keep hydrated. Tip #1...done.

As for Tip #2...well, its more of advise than anything. When you decide to travel anywhere this summer its a good rule of thumb not to order the wrong thing when on the plane. For example, don't be the person who tries to order a Cosmopolitan on the flight. They don't have it. They will never have it. So don't pester the flight personnel with ridiculous requests. What should you order or not order? Here are a couple to keep in mind when ordering...

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Drinks to avoid when flying in a plane:
Sparkling Wine – The portions are not enough to justify the price. That includes both percent of alcohol and amount of drink served.
Sweet Drinks – Your palette changes when in a pressurized area and that will affect your drink preference by effecting your taste buds. Your sweet drinks won’t taste the way they should.
Drinks to Get When Flying in a plane:
Whiskey or Scotch. Just drink it straight either neat or with ice.

Now let's get on to some actual recipes rather than some tips and quips for summer safety.

Beat The Heat Slushies (original source)
Ingredients:
4 cup Frozen Raspberries
750 ml (1 bottle) White Wine
24 oz (2 cans) Spindrift Raspberry Lime
¼ cup Vodka
¾ oz Fresh Lime Juice
Garnish – Lime Slices
How To:
Combine ingredients into a blender and blend until the mixture is smooth, and then pour into a glass (or several) and garnish with a lime slice.

Citrus Aisle Party (original source #29)
Ingredients:
2 oz Montelobobs Mezcal
¾ oz Lime Juice
¾ oz Cinnamon Syrup
1 pinch Salt
4 oz Grapefruit Soda
Garnish – Lime Wheel, Grapefruit Wheel
How To:
Combine ingredients, minus the grapefruit soda, into a glass with ice and stir. Next top off with the grapefruit soda and garnish with the lime and grapefruit wheels.

Monkey Business (original source)
Ingredients:
1 ½ oz Banks Rum
¾ oz Lime Juice
½ oz Velvet Falernum
½ oz Giffard Banana Liqueur
¼ oz Simple Syrup
Garnish – Lime Wheel
How To:
Combine ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake well. Next, strain the mixture into a glass and garnish with the lime wheel.

Pancake Shot (original source)
Ingredients:
4 strips Maple Candied Bacon
4 oz Whiskey (chilled)
2 oz Butterscotch Schnapps (chilled)
¾ cup Fresh Orange Juice
How To:
Gather 4 shot glasses to begin. Pour whiskey into shot glasses (1 oz each) and top off with the butterscotch schnapps. Get 4 more shot glasses and divide the orange juice among them and place a strip of candied bacon on the orange juice filled shot glass. Now, take a shot of the whiskey-schnapps, chase with the OJ and eat the bacon. You’re on your way to full course breakfast now.

All, if not most, of these drink ingredients can be found at your local liquor store. Keep in mind that the summer heat is unforgiving and you need to make sure to drink plenty of water to keep hydrated and cool. Townsquare Media and KIXS 108 do not condone underage drinking and encourage you to drink responsibly. Have a safe and fun weekend!