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 DAIQUIRI DAY – July 19

Each year on July 19th, people across the United States fill their glasses with a rum-based cocktail and toast to National Daiquiri Day. So, raise your glass and join all of the others in this celebration! Daiquiri is a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum, citrus juice (typically lime), and sugar. Tasting of …
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NATIONAL BIKINI DAY – July 5

Since July 5, 1946, women have been hitting the beaches and poolsides in bikinis. National Bikini Day marks the anniversary of the invention of the revealing two-piece bathing suit. Named after the Bikini Atoll, where the United States conducted atomic tests, the two-piece bathing suit made its debut in Paris. French designer Louis Réard wanted …
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NATIONAL HAWAII DAY

On July 5th, National Hawaii Day recognizes the 50th state to be granted statehood. Eight islands make up The Aloha State, the largest of which is named Hawaii. The islands of Maui, Oahu, and Kauai are the next in size followed by Molokai, Lanai, Nihau, and Kahoolawe. Nearly 2,000 years ago, Polynesians navigated the Pacific …
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NATIONAL EARTH DAY

Each year on April 22nd, National Earth Day campaigns around the globe promote ways to save the Earth.  Since its inception, the organizers promote events educating the public about a variety of subjects including: climate change air pollution water pollution erosion recycling composting renewable fuels and power carbon footprints efficient cars rain forests ecosystems As …
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NATIONAL OREGON DAY

On March 8, National Oregon Day recognizes the 33rd state to join the union. Also known as The Beaver State, Oregon’s climate enjoys the warm Pacific air west of the Cascade Mountains and in the lush Willamette Valley. More extreme temperature ranges are experienced in Oregon’s high desert. Populations of Nez Perce, Chinook, Mollalla, and …
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NATIONAL SKIP THE STRAW DAY Feb 28

On the fourth Friday in February, The Coral Keepers ask you to consider a different way on National Skip the Straw Day! For thousands of years, humans have enjoyed slurping a refreshing beverage through a cylindrical tube. If Marvin Stone (the inventor of the first paper straw in 1888) were alive today, he might be shocked to know of the …
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NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY

National Margarita Day on February 22nd rims a glass with salt and serves up a beverage that tastes like the summer sun. Known to be the most common tequila-based cocktail served in the United States, the margarita is a cocktail that consists of tequila, triple sec and lime or lemon juice. A key ingredient is the freshly …
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NATIONAL HOT BUTTERED RUM DAY

On January 17th, National Hot Buttered Rum Day warms us up during mid-January.  Depending on where you are on this January day, it may be warm, chilly, cold or frigid. Enjoying a hot buttered rum drink would sure be a good way to warm up if you are in one of the latter three. A …
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