here’s an African proverb that says ‘it takes a village to raise a child’. Everyone needs role models to become a loving and generous grown-up, whether it’s your own parents or other mother and father figures. On the third Sunday in June, we celebrate the most influential men in our lives.
Take a second to consider who your father figures are. Your actual father can be among them, of course, but so might a beloved grandfather, uncle, cousin, family friend, teacher, coach, etc. Who helped you become the person you are? Who do you turn to for advice and guidance when you most need it?
Father’s Day is all about celebrating those men and the exemplary role they played, and probably still play, in your life. Every day of the year is an opportunity to show your gratitude, but that Sunday in June is just a bit more. It’s simply the perfect moment to create a perfect moment for your favourite father figure. It doesn’t have to be a grand gesture accompanied by fireworks and a mariachi band. Sometimes showing your appreciation is as simple as saying out loud what you’ve been thinking all along: that you love him. In matters of the heart, it’s best not to leave things unspoken.
If you would like to offer your Man of the Year more than words, you could try one of these crazy gin recipes to make Father’s Day 2023 one to remember. Or you can simply head over to our online shop and order a bottle (or two if you’re thirsty) of Bourbon vanilla infused Sir Edmond Gin. It’s the gift that keeps on giving: every time he pours that pure spirit to make himself a Gin & Tonic, Espresso Martini or Rebellious Pornstar Martini, he is reminded of the special connection the two of you have. And who knows, maybe he will make you one too.