NATIONAL HARVEY WALLBANGER DAY

National Harvey Wallbanger Day on November 8th recognizes a fruity and spirited cocktail made with 3 parts vodka, 1 part Galliano and 6 parts orange juice. Pour it into a highball glass and garnish it with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry. In 1968 at a chili tasting in San Diego, hosts served Harvey …
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NATIONAL CHOCOLATE DAY

National Chocolate Day, on October 28th, recognizes one of the world’s favorite tastes. While many specific chocolate-related holidays exist throughout the year, National Chocolate Day celebrates all things chocolate.   Chocolate earns its day of honor by being America’s favorite flavor. (Some sources designate July 7 or December 28 as Chocolate Day or International Chocolate …
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NATIONAL LIQUEUR DAY – October 16

National Liqueur Day on October 16th annually celebrates the myriad classes and flavors of liqueur. The word liqueur comes from the Latin liquifacere, which means to liquefy. A liqueur is an alcoholic beverage made from a distilled spirit. Distillers flavor the spirit with fruit, cream, herbs, spices, flowers, or nuts. Next, they bottle it with added sugar or other sweeteners. …
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NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZEL DAY – October 7

October 7th officially marks the sweet and salty goodness of National Chocolate Covered Pretzel Day. Whether they’re dipped in dark, milk or white chocolate, be sure to celebrate every mouthwatering pretzel bite! Salty, crunchy pretzels and chocolate are the gold mine of the snack world, and their combination is the epitome of the oh-so-popular sweet …
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NATIONAL ORANGE WINE DAY – October 6

On October 6, National Orange Wine Day takes a bold sip of an ancient method of making of winemaking! This little-known style of wine shines with its bold flavor and auburn color. Join the celebration as it gains some appreciation with vineyards, wine cellars, and lovers. Originally made nearly 6,000 years ago in Eastern Europe, …
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NATIONAL DRINK BEER DAY – September 28

National Drink Beer Day toasts that malty elixir on September 28th, annually. The day reminds us to enjoy the world’s most popular adult beverage. Beer lovers have more selection than ever before in the ale and lager market. An explosion in the craft beer industry keeps the competition and the flavors robust, churning out new …
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Sour Apple Martini

An apple martini (appletini for short) is a cocktail containing vodka and one or more of apple juice, apple cider, apple liqueur, or apple brandy. It is not a true martini, but is one of many drinks that incorporate the term martini into their names. This drink, originally called an Adam’s Apple Martini because the bartender who created it was named Adam, was created in 1996 at Lola’s West Hollywood restaurant. …
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NATIONAL RED WINE DAY

On August 28th, National Red Wine Day ushers in the flavors of fall. As the grapes ripen and signal a time for warmer sips, wine drinkers know reds mean tailgating and spicy foods. Throughout the year, wine days afford us the opportunity to taste and learn about the differences between wines. Earlier this month National …
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NATIONAL PINOT NOIR DAY – August 18

National Pinot Noir Day on August 18th encourages wine lovers to experience one of the wine world’s most versatile wines. Since Pinot Noir’s high acidity along with the lower tannins, it complements food nicely. Wineries around the world produce pinot noir using red wine grapes and primarily the Pinot Noir varietal. The dry wine includes …
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NATIONAL PINA COLADA DAY – July 10

July 10th recognizes a sweet, rum-based cocktail on National Pina Colada Day. Along with rum, a Pina Colada includes cream of coconut and pineapple juice and is usually served blended or shaken with ice. Pina Colada means ‘strained pineapple,’ a reference to the freshly pressed and strained pineapple juice used in the drink. While pineapple has …
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