Drinking Holidays 2015 It’s always a good day when there’s a holiday. Where there’s a holiday rest assured there is a shot, drink or cocktail to pair with it. It’s always a good day when there’s a holiday. Where there’s a holiday rest assured there is a shot, drink or cocktail to pair with it. While many of the days on this list are not official holidays, we might as well raise a glass and be merry. Some days link to recipes or explanation of the holidays.

Craft Beer Weeks – January – December

National Bloody Mary DayJanuary

National Hot Tea Month – January 1 – 31

National Irish Coffee Week – 4th week in January

National Bloody Mary Day – January 1

National Drinking Straw Day – January 3

National Hot Toddy Day – January 11

National Hot Buttered Rum Day – January 17

National Coffee Break Day – January 20

National Beer Can Appreciation Day – January 24

National Irish Coffee Day – January 25

Burns Night – January 25

National Chocolate Cake Day – January 27

Brandy Alexander Day – January 31

National Hot Chocolate Day – January 31

National Margarita DayFebruary

Pisco Sour Day – 1st Saturday in February

Open the Bottle Night – Last Saturday in February

The Day the Music Died – February 3

Umbrella Day – February 10

Valentine’s Day – February 14

Mardi Gras – February 17

Drink Wine Day – February 18

National Margarita Day – February 22

National Pistachio Day – February 26

National Kahlua Day – February 27

St. Patrick's DayMarch

National Mulled Wine Day – March 3

National Absinthe Day – March 5

Rosie the Riveter Birthday – March 12

National Artichoke Hearts Day – March 16

St. Patrick’s Day – March 17

Bock Beer Day – March 22

World Water Day – March 22

National Beer DayApril

Alcohol Awareness Month – April 1 – 30

National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day – April 2

Easter – April 5

National Beer Day – April 7

National Gin & Tonic Day – April 9

World Malbec Day – April 17

National Amaretto Day – April 19

Earth Day – April 22

World Cocktail WeekMay

World Whiskey Day – 3rd Saturday of May

American Beer Week – 4th week in May

National Homebrew Day – May 2

National Orange Juice Day – May 4

Cinco de Mayo – May 5

World Cocktail Week – May 6 – 19

National Cosmopolitan Day – May 7

National Moscato Day – May 9

Mother’s Day – May 10

American Craft Beer Week – May 11 – 17

World Cocktail Day – May 13

National Wine Day – May 25

Memorial Day – May 25

National Mint Julep Day – May 30

National Go Barefoot DayJune

National Iced Tea Month – June 1 – 30

National Go Barefoot Day – June 1

National Cognac Day – June 4

National Moonshine Day – June 5

National Iced Tea Day – June 10

Alcoholics Anonymous (Founders) Day – June 10

National Black Cow Day – June 10

National German Chocolate Cake Day – June 11

National Lemonade Days 12 – 14

World Gin Day – June 13

National Bourbon Day – June 14

National Martini Day – June 19

Father’s Day – June 21

National Mai Tai Day – June 30

National Scotch DayJuly

National Ice Cream Month – July 1 – 31

National Wine Cooler Day – July 1

National Anisette Day – July 2

Independence Day – July 4

National Pina Colada Day – July 10

National Mojito Day – July 11

National Grand Marnier Day – July 14

National Daiquiri Day – July 19

Neil Armstrong Legendary Moon Walk (1969) – July 21

Legal Drinking Age Day – July 21

National Vanilla Ice Cream Day – July 23

National Tequila Day – July 24

National Scotch Day – July 27

National Crème Brulee Day – July 27

National Milk Chocolate Day – July 28

Birth of ChampagneAugust

Rye Month – August 1 – 31

International Beer Day – 1st Friday in August

India Pale Ale Beer Day – August 1

Mead Day – August 1

Birth of Champagne – August 4

National Root Beer Float Day – August 6

International Hangover Day – August 8

National Aviation Week – August 15 – 21

National Rum Day – August 16

Wright’s Brother’s Day (Aviation Day) – August 19

National Lemonade Day – August 20

National Whiskey Sour Day – August 25

Lemon Juice Day – August 29

Cherries Jubilee DaySeptember

National Bourbon Month – September 1 – 30

California Wine Month – September 1 – 30

Labor Day – September 7

National Peanut Day – September 13

National Crème de Menthe Day – September 15

Mexican Independence Day – September 16

Talk Like a Pirate Day – September 19

National Rum Punch Day – September 20

National White Chocolate Day – September 22

National Cherries Jubilee Day – September 24

National Chocolate Milk Day – September 27

National Drink Beer Day – September 28

Budweiser National Happy Hour – September 29

International Coffee Day – September 29

National Mocha Day – September 29

National Hot Mulled Cider Day – September 30

HalloweenOctober

National Applejack Month – October 1 – 31

National Liver Awareness Month – October 1 – 31

Twilight Zone First Aired (1959) – October 2

National Vodka Day – October 4 Additional Link

National Frappe Day – October 7

National Red Wine Day – October 15

National Liqueur Day – October 16

National Brandied Fruit Day – October 20

National Chocolate Day – October 28

Halloween – October 31

National Espresso DayNovember

Peanut Butter Lovers Month – November 1 – 30

National Vinegar Day – November 1

Day of the Dead – November 1

National Gin Day – November 7

National Harvey Wallbanger Day – November 8

National Cappuccino Day – November 8

National Pickle Day – November 14

Beaujolais Nouveau Day – November 19

National Espresso Day – November 23

Tie One On Day – November 25

Thanksgiving – November 26

Black Friday – November 27

Cyber Monday – November 30

Bartender Appreciation DayDecember

National Eggnog Month – December 1 – 31

National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month – December 1 – 31

Repeal Day (End of Prohibition) – December 5

Bartender Appreciation Day – December 5

National Lager Day – December 10

National Cocoa Day – December 12

National Sangria Day – December 20

National Egg Nog Day – December 24

Christmas – December 25

National Champagne Day – December 31

New Year’s Eve – December 31

Speak up!

There are many desserts that have been made into shots or cocktails. What dessert holiday would you like to see added to this list with drink link? What additional holidays would you add to this list? Leave a comment!

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