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5 intoxicatingly good gifts to give your dad this Father’s Day

5 intoxicatingly good gifts to give your dad this Father’s Day

Cheers to the best man of our lives!

Fathers always know how to have a good time. Some are even experts on doing it. But one of the things that make their celebration in constant high spirit are the many alcoholic drinks they serve. Just think of it: Game nights are better with a bottle of beer. Chats and catch ups are made memorable with whisky on the side. Sometimes, desserts taste even greater when spiked with alcohol.

This Father’s Day, honor the best man of your life with the best booze experience. We rounded up gift ideas, from alcohol-infused desserts to a beer trophy that has real beer in it, to make papa’s day filled with intoxicating joy and cheers.

Photo from Papa Diddi’s

Rum and brandy-spiked ice cream

Homegrown ice cream brand Papa Diddi’s releases two new flavors in time for Father’s Day. It has come up with a twin offering: Dad’s Spiked Coffee, which uses local Barako beans and brandy, and Thrilla in Vanilla that puts a twist on the classic vanilla ice cream with a dash of Filipino rum.

The two flavors under its booze collection come in a limited edition one-liter size tub (P700) available at The regular pint size (P360) is available for the rest of the month on Foodpanda, Grabfood, and store pick-ups.

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Summer-perfect whisky

Here is a recommendation from OPM icon Rico Blanco, Imperial Blue is an ideal choice for wonderful moments to spend with your dad as it’s a fine and easy-to-drink imported blend of quality grains and select Scotch malts. The drink is a medium-bodied whisky with a touch of smoke and a smooth, pleasant finish. Imperial Blue Light comes with a fruity, sweet, rounded taste, and a silky soft finish with a touch of sweetness.

Imperial Blue 700ml is available in supermarkets and convenience stores starting at P249, while Imperial Blue Light 700ml is available starting at P199.

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All set for mixing

For the dad who is the expert mixologist or just gives off a Stanley Tucci vibe, get him an impressive Peninsula x Urban Bar cocktail shaker and tool box set that serves just about every concoction with extra finesse. It also comes with a one-liter small batch craft cocktail bottle of Peninsula Negroni, Margarita, Aperol Spritz, or Beast of Burden that’s ready to serve. The set costs P8,000 with a one-liter cocktail bottle.

Photo from San Miguel Pale Pilsen
Photo from San Miguel Pale Pilsen

Unusually usual beer gifts

San Miguel Pale Pilsen offers a fun and exciting way to honor dads this coming Father’s Day. The iconic Filipino beer brand mixes things up as it celebrates the man of the house with its Unusually Usual Father’s Day Beer Gifts.

The San Miguel Pale Pilsen Beer Frame lets the man look back on the good times while creating new ones altogether, with a beer frame that doubles as a beer flask. While the San Miguel Pale Pilsen Beer Trophy, engraved with the title “Best Dad in the Universe,” is a statuette that doesn’t just give a golden pat on the back, it also serves as an ingenious beer bottle holder.

Buy two cases of San Miguel Pale Pilsen in bottle or in can online through or and get any one of the Beer Frame or the Beer Trophy absolutely free.

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Photo from Full Circle distillery

Nothing beats the local spirit

Full Circle Craft Distillers offers its award-winning mixes such as the ARC Botanical Gin, ARC Barrel Reserve Gin, and ARC Lava Rock Vodka to your Father’s Day feast.

Full Circle’s award-winning line-up of artisanal spirits are authentically handcrafted on a German CARL copper still at its state-of-the-art, family-owned distillery in Calamba, Laguna in the Philippines, using time-honored distilling traditions. ARC Botanical Gin, Full Circle’s flagship spirit, is distilled from 28 botanicals, 22 of which are locally foraged across the country’s island archipelago.

ARC Artisanal Craft Spirits are available online at, LazMall,, and in-store at All Day, Bacchus Épicerie, Real Foods, Landers, The Marketplace and D&B Wines Cebu.

Text by John Legaspi

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This article first appeared in Manila Bulletin

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