On Father’s Day, Dad will be thrilled to gather around the grill with his family and enjoy this memorable summer meal. From infused cocktails to a simple yet succulent steak, we have all the recipes and tips you need to make him feel special. Mix some drinks, fire up the grill, and make a toast to Dad!
Start the party with a cocktail that has a spicy kick — our Jalapeno-Lime Coolers with Cucumber-Chile Gin. Serve bacon-wrapped dates for snacking; they’re the ultimate mix of sweet, salty and savory flavors.
Nothing says Father’s Day like steak on the grill! Make our grilled porterhouse the centerpiece of your celebration, accompanied by a smoky Spanish romesco sauce. For sides, we love this grilled corn on the cob, seasoned with a Mexican-inspired spice rub, and farmers’ market salad with all the summer favorites: tomatoes, squash, zucchini and radishes.
End the meal with a grand finale: a dramatic cookies-and-cream mocha chip ice cream cake. It’s a sophisticated play on a childhood favorite that everyone in the family will love.
- Up to 2 days ahead: Make the ice cream cake.
- 1 day ahead: Make the romesco sauce to pair with the steaks and the cucumber-chile gin for the cocktails. Make the spice rub for the corn.
- Day of: Assemble the bacon-wrapped dates.
- Just before serving: Mix the cocktails and cook the dates. Make the salad. Grill the corn and the steaks.
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Make this one a casual get-together. Skip formal linens and serveware and bring out rustic wooden boards for the steaks. For outdoor dining, our melamine dinnerware is as durable as it is beautiful. Serve wine in tumbler glasses for a charming touch.
For table decorations, pick fresh flowers or herbs from the garden and place in simple mason jars. Potted succulents also make an easy, cheerful addition.
Make it an all-day event! In between grilling and eating, take the time to play games in the yard, or even bring a deck of cards to the table. Enjoy the sunshine and some quality time with Dad — it’s the best gift of all.