Father’s Day is fast approaching, and beloved internet prankster and dad Ryan Reynolds has created a drink to celebrate called “The Vasectomy.” And he even made a video to show all of us how to make it.
“It’s Father’s Day, but if you don’t mind, we’re going to celebrate with the mother of all cocktails: the Vasectomy,” Reynolds says in a video ad for Aviation Gin with a wry smile on his face.
He starts with filling a tall glass with ice, “the way children fill our lives with so much joy.” Next add some cranberry juice that is “sweet, just like their smiles.”
While Reynolds is speaking about the joys of parenting, his slightly deadened eyes and shaking voice tell an entirely different story. And he eventually goes into full sarcasm mode, revealing the exhaustion parents feel every day as they try to raise tiny human beings.
“Next pour three ounces of tonic,” Reynolds says. “So bubbly, just like I feel every day after I wake up after a long, full night’s sleep.”
Of course, every parent knows that “a long, full night’s sleep” becomes a thing of the past the minute you have kids.
Reynolds then recommends adding a splash of lemon to give the drink some flavor. It can be “fresh if you have a few minutes to squeeze one or store-bought if the little ones have you running around a bit today, the little scamps.”
And finally, Reynolds adds his Aviation Gin to give it the kick it needs. Though, on his first pour, he goes way overboard before finally settling on just one-and-a-half shots.
“Now that is as refreshing as fatherhood. Well, something I call the Vasectomy for no fucking reason at all. Happy Father’s Day, everyone.”
So if you need a nice, stiff drink to celebrate Father’s Day, try the Vasectomy. Maybe it’ll even get you prepared for the real thing.