Dad’s Dream Day: Sip, Snack, and Score with Spirits, Sports, and Cuisine

Zippy Sandler
11 min readJun 11, 2024

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Get ready to make this Father’s Day unforgettable with our guide, Dad’s Dream Day: Sip, Snack, and Score with Spirits, Sports, and Cuisine! Picture Dad savoring a delicious snack spread while sipping on his favorite spirit, all while catching his favorite sports game. We’ve curated the best spirits for toasting, the tastiest snacks for munching, and the perfect gear for game day fun. Whether he’s a whiskey lover, a foodie, or a sports fanatic, this guide has everything to make his day special. Cheers to an amazing Father’s Day filled with flavor, fun, and fantastic memories!

ECCO GOLF

ECCO GOLF is part of the global footwear company ECCO, a proudly Danish — and still family-owned — company founded in 1963, which today is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative footwear and leather accessories.

ECCO GOLF’s “foot-first approach” to shoemaking, which is directly inspired by Danish design principles and more than 50 years of experience designing and manufacturing premium footwear for men, women, and children, allowed us to become one of the world’s largest manufacturers of contemporary shoes and one of the world’s top producers of premium leathers.

ECCO MEN’S GOLF LT1

ECCO’s latest game-changing innovation, the ECCO GOLF LT1, sets a new standard in lightness and comfort, redefining the golf shoe experience with the introduction of ECCO’s groundbreaking LYTR technology. This revolutionary tech combines ECCO’s renowned FLUIDFORM technology with all-new LYTR Foam, a cutting-edge material engineered to deliver unparalleled cushioning and rebound.

  • Order his LT1 Golf Shoes at Ecco
  • PRICE: $200 (laced) and $240 (BOA)

ECCO MEN’S GOLF CLASSIC HYBRID (Kiltie Edition)

For the fashionable golfer, the ECCO’S MEN’S GOLF CLASSIC HYBRID has a timeless look with a modern twist that offers a premium upper fashioned from rich and embossed ECCO leather.

All ECCO GOLF shoes are crafted at company-owned factories that utilize FLUIDFORM™ technology to bond the upper and outsole unit, creating a one-piece shoe without the use of glue or stitching. Benefits include flexibility, durability, and lightweight construction.

ECCO MEN’S BIOM C4 BOA

The hugely successful ECCO BIOM® C4 BOA offers unrivaled 360-degree breathability, and its innovative comfort properties ensure a finely-tuned balance of cushioning, rebound, waterproofing, and airflow.

All ECCO GOLF shoes are crafted at company-owned factories that utilize FLUIDFORM™ technology to bond the upper and outsole unit, creating a one-piece shoe without the use of glue or stitching. Benefits include flexibility, durability, and lightweight construction.

Meat N’ Bone

Looking for the perfect gift for the meat-lover dad in your life? Check out Meat N’ Bone for an incredible selection of premium quality meats, from USDA Prime cuts to exotic games and everything in between. Whether it’s for grilling, smoking, or gourmet cooking, their top-tier meats are sure to impress. With options like Wagyu beef, Iberico pork, and fresh seafood, you’ll find something to suit every taste. Plus, they offer convenient nationwide shipping, making it easy to give the gift of delicious, high-quality meat.

Warson Wine Santa Ynez ValleyRosé

Warson Wine Company was conceived in Los Angeles after a nearly thirty-year career in winemaking spanning from Napa to Santa Barbara. The knowledge Paul Warson gained serves as the anchor to his dedication to craft wines from unique vineyard sites, using Old World techniques to express their exceptional character.

Warson Wine has TWO incredible Roséwines to choose from to celebrate Rosé Day on June 8th.

2019 Rosé Santa Ynez Valley SRP $22

Blood orange, rose hips, and red berry aromas brightly spring from the glass. Comprised of Grenache and a small percentage of Grenache blanc. The full palate, though defined by its soft tannins, is balanced by its acidity

2020 Rosé Santa Ynez Valley, SRP $22

This beautiful, blushed wine is 96% Grenache and 4% Syrah. Fresh aromas of strawberries, and watermelon with a hint of violets. Firm acidity allows the wine to linger at length.

Sunday Swagger

Stylish and functional polos are made with a breathable, durable four-way stretch poly spandex blend that is moisture-wicking and wrinkle-free, offering UPF 40 sun protection. The premium hats offer both style and functionality, with moisture-wicking technology in both classic and modern designs to complement any outfit. Whether playing a round of golf, enjoying a summer barbecue, or having a round of drinks with friends, Sunday Swagger is the go-to gear for a good time all year round.

This Father’s Day, Sunday Swagger has the perfect gift for dad featuring matching men’s and youth polos. Ideal for dads who love to hit the links, the Sunday Swagger Father’s Day collection boasts a variety of stylish and comfortable designs. Each polo is crafted with high-quality fabric that ensures breathability and freedom of movement, making them perfect for a day on the course or casual wear. Celebrate Father’s Day in style with matching polos, available in a range of colors and sizes to suit both fathers and their kids.

Sunday Swagger’s loyalty membership community — The Sunday Club — offers members exclusive access to new designs, free shipping, increased discounts, 10% cash back on purchases, and a free welcome gift ($20 annual fee).

Diadem Sports

The Warrior Edge is an aggressive take on the legendary Diadem Warrior. The Edge is 16mm thick and introduces our Aero Guard channel edge guard. The Edge is incredibly maneuverable allowing for quick resets and recoveries. Our Etched Carbon Fiber face allows for long-lasting spin production and has a face that can stand the test of time. With a single 8mm honeycomb core, the consistency across the entire surface is unmatched, allowing the competitive player to hit their targets with precision.

At only 8.0oz, the Warrior Edge is a paddle that a wide range of players can use, and a paddle the competitive player can master. The Edge’s 1/8th grip size along with our famous Comfort Max grip gives you ultimate comfort with the ultimate control. This paddle will feel good in the hands of anyone, from the recreational player to the most competitive player.

Barbancourt Rhum

Should be served neat

15-YEAR ESTATE RESERVE

Estate Reserve goes through 3 different types of oak barrels over its 15 years of aging. This specific process develops soft scents of caramelized brown sugar and a body that allows its flavors to spread slowly and elegantly over the palate. With a long finish that begins sweet and ends with the recurrence of citrus and spice accents, this spirit is ideal for sipping. (Aged 15 years, 86 proof.)

ORIGIN

The Star of Haïti: 160 Years of History, a Tradition of Excellence The Rhum Barbancourt distillery was founded by Dupré Barbancourt in 1862, and the Gardère family has been transmitting its unique know-how from generation to generation for over 160 years (now managed by Delphine Gardère.) Dupré Barbancourt, inspired by the Cognac traditions of double distillation and oak barrel aging created a unique recipe for Haitian rum. Since March 2021, Rhum Barbancourt entered the registry of national heritage (by Haiti’s Ministry of Culture and Communication.)

EXPERTISE

In over 160 years of history, our know-how has remained intact; only our technologies and ambitions have evolved. Now a source of national pride, each generation has added its own touch. Excellence is the key to Rhum Barbancourt. In order to guarantee the utmost and consistent quality, the rums are created from pure sugar cane juice and sent directly to the distillery to preserve their freshness and aromatic potential.

Each rum is matured in French oak casks in the tropical climate of the distillery in Haïti. Awarded multiple times in international competitions, these exceptional rums have a unique Caribbean character.

Flor de la Jara

premium olive oils

FLOR DE LA JARA is a premium extra virgin olive oil crafted with meticulous care in the fertile Montes de Toledo region of Spain. Rooted in a rich family legacy that spans three generations, this exceptional olive oil is a testament to tradition and quality. With an unwavering commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, FLOR DE LA JARA is produced using eco-friendly farming techniques. Each batch is made from olives that are carefully selected and cold-pressed to preserve their natural flavors and health benefits. This process ensures a superior quality product that is both rich in taste and beneficial antioxidants.The olive oil features a distinctive flavor profile with hints of almond, tomato, and fresh herbs, making it an ideal choice for enhancing a wide variety of culinary dishes.

Arbequina olive oil is known for its delicate and smooth flavor profile, making it a great choice among cooking enthusiasts. The olive oil has a mild and fruity taste with hints of fresh herbs, green almonds, and sweetness. The oil has a mild and pleasant aroma distinguished by hints of ripe fruit and subtle nuttiness. The texture of olive oil has a buttery and creamy quality and adds a delightful richness to dishes. Arbequina olive oil is rich in monosaturated fats, specifically oleic acid associated with a healthy heart.

Cornicabra olive oil is known for its robust and intense flavor profile. It is a favorite among individuals who love bold and distinct tastes. The oil has notes of green tomatoes, artichokes, and a pleasant bitterness. It showcases a notable peppery and spicy sensation, adding a kick to dishes. The aroma of Cornicabra olive oil is usually strong and aromatic with hints of fresh herbs, and green olives. Cornicabra is rich in antioxidants like polyphenols and vitamin E. These oxidants protect cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals and reduce the risk of chronic disease.

These olive oils are not just a gift; they are an experience, bringing a touch of Mediterranean elegance to any meal. They are perfect for cooking, dressing salads, or simply enjoying with a piece of crusty bread.

Amaro Montenegro

Italy’s most iconic amaro, is celebrated as the world’s best liqueur. I would love for you to consider an olive brine-laced spritz starring Montenegro for any cocktail round-ups or features!

Our Founder Stanislao Cobianchi wanted to create a bottle as unique as the elixir it contains. This called for something different, something distinct. And thus, our iconic bottle was born. Although revisited over the years, it has and will always keep its distinctive vial characteristic, reminiscent of a potion conjured through alchemy.

Our liquor was born in 1885 with the name Elisir Lungavita and immediately received notable recognition. 11 years later, marking the marriage of the charming Princess Elena of Montenegro to Prince Vittorio Emanuele III, Stanislao decided to dedicate his storied elixir to her royal highness, changing it’s name to Amaro Montenegro.

Monte & Tonic

  • 1 part Amaro
  • 2 parts Tonic
  • Ice and Orange Peel

The perfect serve with Amaro Montenegro and tonic water, where the bitter notes of the quinine perfectly balance the bittersweet aroma of the amaro, giving the drink a long refreshing aftertaste. Simple and versatile, is the original long drink for celebrating every occasion.

Preparation- Pour all the ingredients into a tumbler, fill it with a lot of ice, mix, and twist an orange peel.
Glass and Garnish- Serve in a tumbler and garnish with an orange twist.

Chopin Vodka

The world’s first super-premium Polish vodka brand that remains family-owned and produces farm-to-bottle varietal vodkas including potato, rye, and wheat. Chopin’s Family Reserve is the brand’s most rare and premium vodka available in the U.S. Distilled from *young potatoes* (which have a much softer and greener flavor profile) and then rested in Polish oak barrels for two years, it has a particularly sweet, mellow, and pleasant taste, making it perfect for martinis.

SunnyD Vodka Seltzer

SunnyD Vodka Seltzer is a great gift for Dad’s this year, blending nostalgic SunnyD flavor with a modern adult twist. It’s light, refreshing, and perfect for summer celebrations, making it the ideal treat to enjoy this Father’s Day. Give your dad a gift that puts a smile on his face with every sip!

SunnyD Vodka Seltzer is available in the original 4-pack of Tangy Orange or a variety 8-pack with Tangy Orange, Pineapple Orange, and Strawberry Orange. Each can is 4.5% ABV, 95 calories, made with real fruit juice, and includes zero grams of sugar.

Sokē

Transport Dad to the orchards of East Asia with Sokē, a premium handcrafted canned sake soda cocktail that offers a contemporary take on Japan’s legacy beverage. Made with premium Junmai sake and all-natural fruit flavors, Sokē is a fusion of modern and traditional Japanese flavors. Sokē comes in four flavors: White Peach, Lychee, Cherry Blossom, and Yuzu Ginger. Each can of Sokē has a low-alcohol content of 5% ABV and only 140 calories. It’s also sulfate-free, GMO-free, vegan, and gluten-free.

Soula

Experience endless summer with Soula, a premium handcrafted canned margarita-infused Mexican agave azul wine that’s perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. Made with premium Mexican agave azul wine and all-natural, authentic flavors, Soula has four flavors: Mango, Citrus, Lime, Paloma, and Pineapple Chili. Each can of Soula has a low-alcohol content of 5% ABV and only 140 calories. It’s also sulfite-free, GMO-free, vegan, and gluten-free.

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Zippy Sandler

70-year-old travel and lifestyle blogger sharing tips on how to live your best life NOW!