DIY Father’s Day Gifts, Cocktails and More
Dad’s don’t ask for much and when Father’s Day comes around it’s pretty hard to figure out what to get dad for that special day. There are always ties and golf accessories, but why not give dad something special and from the heart. Creating DIY Father’s Day gifts, cocktails and more is simple, inexpensive and dad always loves anything you make for him.
If your dad like to grill, this easy to make grill tool hanger is perfect for him, they usually cost over $30 in the store and you can make it for under $10 by heading over to your local Lowe’s Store and picking up a few items.
Grill Tool Hanger
4 Pieces of 1/4″ x 2″ x 18″ wood (Lowe’s will cut it to the length you would like for free, if you buy the wood from them)
2 Pieces of 1/4″ by 2″ by 8″ wood
1/2″ Phillips head Screws
Drill with drill bit and Phillips head
Americana Staining Medium
Place the 4 long pieces of wood flat and next to each other. Take the shorter pieces of wood and lay one on each end of the 4 pieces, about 3 inches in from the end. Drill holes in the shorter pieces, not all the way through, just enough to hide the tip of the screw you will be putting in it. Drill four holes, one for each piece of long wood. Next, glue the back side (not the side you just drilled holes in) of the small piece of wood and place it down, glue side down
Grilling Gift Basket For Dad
While I was at Lowe’s getting all the supplies for the Grill Tool Holder, I noticed they had quite a bit of grilling items, including grills, spices, tools, and so much more. Why not create a cute gift for dad with a small grill and fill it with all the grilling items, you could even pick up a new big grill for day, I am sure he would love it.
Whiskey Seven Sausage
My dad loves his whiskey and seven cocktails and Rebecca Creek Whiskey has become one of my favorite Texas Whiskey’s. I created a yummy Whiskey Seven Sausage and a yummy Whiskey infused BBQ sauce. You can treat dad to a wonderful lunch, or package up the Whiskey BBQ sauce in a plastic reusable squeeze bottle and give it as a gift. Either way, he is sure to love it.
Whiskey Seven Sausage
Package of summer sausage or kiolbasa
Rebecca Creek Whiskey
7-Up or Sprite (I prefer 7-Up for this recipe)
Cut the sausage into slices and pour 1/2 cup of Rebecca Creek Whiskey and 1 cup of 7-Up into the frying pan. Add the sausage and cook on medium to medium high. It will take a bit for the sauce to cook down. Once the sauce starts to disappear and the sausage starts to sizzle, you want to really keep an eye on it. Let the sausage start to brown and get caramelized, almost to where it is burning, but not burnt. You will see the caramelizing start to happen and when it is completely thick, it is done.
Whiskey Infused BBQ Sauce
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 onion, minced
3/4 cup Rebecca Creek Whiskey
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 tablespoon salt
2 cups ketchup
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/3 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons liquid smoke flavoring
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, or to taste
In a large pot over medium heat, combine the onion, garlic, and whiskey. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Next, mix in the ground black pepper, salt, ketchup, tomato paste, vinegar, liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and hot pepper sauce.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 20 minutes. Run sauce through a strainer if you prefer a smooth sauce.