Drinks related celebratory days

Words by Simon Difford

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Somebody somewhere has attributed a day of the year to pretty much everything – for instance I'm writing this on Bikini Day (5th July) and I'm looking forward to Sugar Cookie Day (9th July) and then Cow Appreciation Day (10th July). But being "discerning drinkers", we're particularly interested in booze related celebratory days.

That said, on our Cocktail of The Day page we suggest a cocktail to appropriately toast each and every day of the year commemorating even the most whacky of celebratory days. It's a themed excuse for anybody (even cats) to drink and discover new cocktail recipes or rediscover well-known classics. However, when it comes to celebratory days, these are the key ones in our diary each year:


1st - Bloody Mary Day
11th - Hot Toddy Day
17th - Hot Buttered Rum Day
25th - Burns Night and so Bobby Burns Cocktail Day
25th - Irish Coffee Day
31st - Brandy Alexander Day


1st Saturday - Pisco Sour Day
22nd - Margarita Day


5th - Absinthe Day
17th - St Patrick's Day (so by default also Irish whiskey & Stout Day)
24th - Cocktail Day


7th - Beer Day
9th - International Gin & Tonic Day (see also 19th October)
19th - Amaretto Day


5th - Today is Cinco de Mayo and so tequila and mezcal day
7th - Cosmopolitan Day
13th - World Cocktail Day
16th - Mimosa Day
30th - Mint Julep Day


4th - National Cognac Day
1st Monday - Start of Negroni Week
2nd Saturday - World Gin Day
12th - International Cachaça Day
14th - Bourbon Day
19th - Martini Day
26th - International Pineapple Martini Day


2nd Saturday - World Rum Day
10th - Piña Colada Day
11th - Mojito Day
19th - Daiquiri Day
24th - Tequila Day
27th - Scotch Day
31st - Black Tot Day


1st Friday - International Beer Day
16th - Rum Day
25th - Whiskey Sour Day


6th - Porn Star Martini Day
13th - National Cachaça Day
20th - Rum Punch Day


1st - Start of applejack month
4th - Vodka Day
16th - Liqueur Day
19th - International Gin & Tonic Day
21st - Mezcal Day


1st-10th - Old Fashioned Week
1st - Day Of The Dead (and so a day to drink tequila & mezcal
6th - Hot Scotch & Lemon Day
8th - Harvey Wallbanger Day
18th - International Poitín Day


5th - Repeal Day
14th - Screwdriver Day
14th - Champagne Day

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