Art direction by Erin Taj

The MEL Guide to Drinking Like Dad

It’s Father’s Day, that time of year where we toast dad, and reflect on all of the amazing things he taught us: how to change a tire, throw a baseball and drink away our feelings. But here at MEL, where we’re still working through our alcohol- and daddy issues, we’re celebrating the holiday by accessing our repressed childhood memories.

As men’s magazines are famed for their drinking guides, we’ve crafted one just for this special holiday, but with a twist. Inside, you’ll find recipes for all the drinks that remind us of our fathers and, better, the fascinating stories that explain why. So join us in raising a glass to Dad and reflecting on how he taught us how to drink — for better or much, much worse. Cheers, Pop!