All Drink Holidays

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  • Jan 01

    National Bloody Mary Day

    National Bloody Mary Day
    National Bloody Mary Day

    It is perhaps no coincidence that National Bloody Mary Day—celebrated each year on January 1—coincides with National Hangover Day. For those who partied their way into the new year, a Bloody Mary is just what the doctor ordered when the sun rises on New Year’s Day.

  • Jan 01

    National Champagne Day

    National Champagne Day
    National Champagne Day

    What’s more emblematic of celebrating the coming of a New Year than toasting with a glass of champagne? Nothing! That’s why it makes perfect sense that New Year’s Day is also National Champagne Day!

  • Jan 11

    National Hot Toddy Day

    National Hot Toddy Day
    National Hot Toddy Day

    National Hot Toddy Day, celebrated annually on January 11, pays homage to a revered cold-weather cocktail favorite. What better time to celebrate a hot cocktail than January, when days are short, nights are long, and temperatures are frigidly cold in most parts of the world?

  • Jan 17

    National Hot Buttered Rum Day

    National Hot Buttered Rum Day
    National Hot Buttered Rum Day

    National Hot Buttered Rum Day is celebrated annually on January 17—which is fitting, since it’s the perfect concoction to warm up a cold winter’s day!

  • Jan 25

    National Irish Coffee Day

    National Irish Coffee Day
    National Irish Coffee Day

    National Irish Coffee Day is January 25. Although we celebrate this hot beverage during January when temperatures plummet, the Irish Coffee is a versatile cocktail that stands out in any season.

  • Feb 03

    International Pisco Sour Day

    International Pisco Sour Day
    International Pisco Sour Day

    In 2003, Peru established National Pisco Sour Day—an official government holiday—on the first Saturday in February. Since the love for Pisco Sours exceeds international boundaries, the rest of the world soon followed suit, recognizing the first Saturday in February as an international day of celebration for the South American staple.

  • Feb 17

    National Kahlúa Day

    National Kahlúa Day
    National Kahlúa Day

    National Kahlúa Day is observed each year on February 27. Why? Perhaps the better question is why not… is there a bad time to enjoy the world’s best-selling coffee liqueur?

  • Feb 22

    National Margarita Day

    National Margarita Day
    National Margarita Day

    National Margarita Day is celebrated annually on February 22, in honor of what may arguably be America’s most well-known classic cocktail, and the most popular tequila-based cocktail in the USA.

  • Mar 05

    National Absinthe Day

    National Absinthe Day
    National Absinthe Day

    The Green Goddess. The Green Fairy. The Green Lady. Yep… we’re talking about absinthe, which is celebrated annually on March 5—National Absinthe Day—in honor of the day that the United States lifted its 95-year ban on the storied spirit.

  • Mar 17

    St. Patrick's Day

    St. Patrick's Day
    St. Patrick's Day

    Celebrated annually on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day today has become synonymous with green beer, corned beef, and leprechauns—and is perhaps the most popular “drinking holiday” in America.

  • Apr 07

    National Beer Day

    National Beer Day
    National Beer Day

    National Beer Day is a holiday celebrated annually on April 7—a day which commemorates the enactment of the Cullen-Harrison Act, which ultimately led to the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment, prohibiting alcohol in the United States.

  • May 13

    World Cocktail Day

    World Cocktail Day
    World Cocktail Day

    Each year on May 13, cocktail enthusiasts around the world celebrate the birth of the cocktail—acknowledged annually on the day that the word “cocktail” first appeared in print.

  • May 16

    World Whisky Day (3rd Saturday)

    World Whisky Day
    World Whisky Day

    World Whisky Day is celebrated annually on the third Saturday in May. According to World Whisky Day’s founder, Blair Bowman, this annual event is intended to be “a day of global whisky celebration.”

  • Jun 04

    National Cognac Day

    National Cognac Day
    National Cognac Day

    Break out your snifters every June 4th, and enjoy your favorite cognac to celebrate National Cognac Day.

  • Jun 05

    National Moonshine Day

    National Moonshine Day
    National Moonshine Day

    Hooch. Mountain Dew. White Lightning. Bathtub gin. Yes, we’re talking about Moonshine, which is celebrated annually on National Moonshine Day, occurring on the first Thursday in June.

  • Jun 13

    World Gin Day (2nd Saturday)

    Each year on the second Saturday in June, gin fans around the globe band together to celebrate World Gin Day!

  • Jun 19

    National Martini Day

    National Martini Day
    National Martini Day

    Whether you prefer them shaken, stirred, dirty or dry, raise a glass to National Martini Day on June 19! Martinis are one of the most popular drinks in the United States, and one of the most famous drinks around the world.

  • Jul 02

    National Anisette Day

    July 2 is National Anisette Day. You may be asking yourself… what exactly is anisette? Sometimes called absinthe’s sweeter cousin, anisette is a liqueur distilled from the seed of the anise plant, resulting in a licorice-flavored liquor.

  • Jul 10

    National Piña Colada Day

    National Piña Colada Day
    National Piña Colada Day

    National Piña Colada Day occurs annually on July 10, to celebrate one of the most popular tropical rum cocktails of all time. The very flavors of the piña colada—rum, pineapple and coconut cream—conjure images of warm days, cool ocean breezes, and swaying palm trees, making July the perfect time to celebrate this tropical treat!

  • Jul 11

    National Mojito Day

    National Mojito Day
    National Mojito Day

    Each year, National Mojito Day is celebrated on July 11—which is fitting, since there’s no better way to beat the summer heat than a cold, minty, refreshing mojito!

  • Jul 14

    National Bourbon Day

    National Bourbon Day, which is celebrated each year on July 14, may be as American a holiday as Independence Day. Bourbon is as American as apple pie and baseball. It has been around since America’s colonial days, and bourbon’s popularity has soared in recent years.

  • Jul 14

    National Grand Marnier Day

    National Grand Marnier Day
    National Grand Marnier Day

    Here’s a grand idea… celebrate Grand Marnier Day on July 14! Grand Marnier has a reputation as an extremely versatile liquor. While it can certainly be enjoyed alone, it’s also a staple in tons of cocktails, desserts, sauces, marinades… even the roasted duck dish Conard an l’Orange!

  • Jul 19

    National Daiquiri Day

    National Daiquiri Day
    National Daiquiri Day

    A well-made daiquiri is about as refreshing as they come when it comes to iconic classic cocktails. And though daiquiris are enjoyable throughout the year, July 19 has been set aside as National Daiquiri Day to celebrate this glorious drink.

  • Jul 24

    National Tequila Day

    National Tequila Day is celebrated annually on July 24. Tequila is a wonderfully diverse spirit—and one that has been delighting North Americans for more than four centuries.

  • Jul 27

    National Scotch Day

    National Scotch Day is celebrated each year on July 27, in recognition of the day in 1494 that Scotch whisky was first mentioned in the Exchequer Rolls of Scotland—in other words, the first time Scotland’s whiskies were taxed.

  • Aug 07

    International Beer Day (1st Friday)

    International Beer Day
    International Beer Day

    Each year, on the first Friday in August, beer aficionados around the globe raise a glass in celebration of International Beer Day.

  • Aug 16

    National Rum Day

    Rum is the third most-popular spirit in the world, and it’s a staple in many refreshing, tropical cocktails—which is why we celebrate National Rum Day on August 16, right in the midst of the dog days of summer.

  • Aug 25

    National Whiskey Sour Day

    National Whiskey Sour Day
    National Whiskey Sour Day

    Each year on August 25, the original sweet and sour cocktail—the Whiskey Sour—is celebrated as National Whiskey Sour Day.

  • Aug 30

    National Mai Tai Day

    National Mai Tai Day
    National Mai Tai Day

    National Mai Tai Day is celebrated each year on August 30, as drink fans and tiki devotees pay homage to America’s most iconic tropical cocktail: the Mai Tai.

  • Sep 20

    National Rum Punch Day

    National Rum Punch Day
    National Rum Punch Day

    Let’s be clear: any drink holiday is a great excuse to celebrate. But National Rum Punch Day, which is celebrated on September 20 each year, always seems to invite a little extra razzle and dazzle. After all, this holiday recognizes an entire category of festive drinks that beg to be scaled up and shared with a crowd.

  • Oct 01

    World Sake Day

    The celebration of World Sake Day—or Nihonshu no Hi—is celebrated annually on October 1. World Sake Day coincides with the beginning of Japan’s sake—or rice wine— brewing season. At the conclusion of the rice harvest each fall, sake producers across the country begin their brewing process in preparation for winter—when sake undergoes fermentation.

  • Oct 04

    National Vodka Day

    National Vodka Day occurs annually on October 4, and is a celebration of the most popular distilled spirit in the United States—a title vodka has held since replacing bourbon in the 1970s as America’s most frequently purchased liquor.

  • Oct 16

    National Liqueur Day

    Liqueurs. Cordials. Schnapps. Whatever you call them in your part of the country, celebrate them each year on October 16 for National Liqueur Day.

  • Nov 08

    National Happy Hour Day

    Ah happy hour. The best hour of the day. Celebrate the time-honored tradition of the after-work drink on National Happy Hour Day, which takes place each year on November 12.

  • Nov 08

    National Harvey Wallbanger Day

    National Harvey Wallbanger Day
    National Harvey Wallbanger Day

    National Harvey Wallbanger Day, celebrated annually on November 8, pays homage to the man… the myth… the cocktail… Harvey Wallbanger.

  • Dec 05

    National Repeal Day

    National Repeal Day
    National Repeal Day

    On December 5, 1933, America’s “great experiment” ended. The Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was signed into law, putting an end to 13 years of Prohibition. Thus, each year on December 5, we celebrate National Repeal Day.

  • Dec 24

    National Egg Nog Day

    National Egg Nog Day
    National Egg Nog Day

    Whether you love it or hate it, few beverages evoke the holiday season like Eggnog—which is why we celebrate National Eggnog Day on December 24, the day before Christmas.

  • Dec 31

    New Year's Eve

    New Year's Eve
    New Year's Eve

    While not an “official” drink holiday, New Year’s Eve may very well be the biggest drinking day in the entire year, and celebrated worldwide. It is a day to celebrate the beginning of a new year, and there is often a big countdown leading to the stroke of midnight.

  • Sep 14

    Negroni Week

    Negroni Week
    Negroni Week

    Part international Negroni festival, part fundraiser, Negroni Week is a week long celebration of one of the world’s iconic cocktails—the Negroni—that happens every year.