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Drinks For Father's Day


Crime and Punish-Mint
By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

When the lead character compares himself favorably to Napoleon, you turn off the laugh track on page one. New readers of Crime and Punishment—the tortured tale of a man who feels destined to murder a pawnbroker and then redistribute the wealth—might think they’re tuning in for a literary Law & Order. Those readers are wrong. Crime? Sure! But punishment? Forget primetime courtroom scenes, because the only punishment here is the murderer’s life sentence of guilt. Pair Russia’s homeland brew—vodka, baby!—with just enough caffeine to give you the shakes. The mint should calm your nerves before you do anything too crazy.


  1. 1 ½ ounces vodka
  2. ½ ounce coffee liqueur
  3. ½ ounce crème de menthe liqueur
  4. Light cream, to fill


  • Pour the vodka and liqueurs over ice in a rocks glass. Fill to the top with light cream—or heavy. Hey, you only live once.

The Lime of the Ancient Mariner

  • Sea salt, for highball rim
  • 2 ounces lime juice
  • 2 ounces grapefruit juice
  • 1 ½ ounces gin


  1. Rim a chilled highball glass in sea salt. Fill the glass with ice, pour in the ingredients, and give a good stir.
  2. When you’re sobered up, matey, head back to the lookout deck—and watch out for low-flying birds.

Orange Julius Caesar


  • 3 ounces orange juice
  • 2 ounces milk
  • 1 ½ ounces light rum
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla


  1. Have your closest frenemy load all the ingredients, plus a handful of ice, into your blender.
  2. Only after he removes his fingers, get whirring. Serve in a Collins glass.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Breeze


  • 1 ½ ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces grapefruit juice
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 (12-ounce) can club soda


  1. Combine the vodka and juices over ice in a highball glass, and fill to the top with the club soda. Drink slowly to avoid the bends—and come up for air every now and then, diver boy.
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