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 CANDY DAY

On November 4th, we celebrate the sweet holiday, National Candy Day. Candies have a long history of attracting us with their bright colors and delightful flavors. They also come in a variety of fun sizes and shapes. Candy History In the late 13th century, Middle English first began using the word candy. Borrowed from the …
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NATIONAL WHISKEY SOUR DAY

Each year on August 25th, people across the United States observe National Whiskey Sour Day. Traditionally garnished with half an orange and a maraschino cherry, a whiskey sour is a mixed drink containing whiskey (often bourbon), lemon juice and sugar. Whiskey sours are shaken then either served straight or over ice. “Too much of anything …
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NATIONAL TOAST DAY – Last Thursday in February

Would you believe National Toast Day honoring the humble slice is on the Last Thursday in February? But it is so very versatile. It carries a multitude of jams, jellies, marmalades and fruit compotes. We don’t stop there. Toast transports proteins and veggies, sprouts, and soaks up sauces and drippings. Perhaps we have overlooked the …
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National IPA Day – First Thursday in August

National IPA Day on August 5, 2021, celebrates the beer known as India Pale Ale Beer. While the IPA is one of the most popular types of craft beers, it’s also making a resurgence with local microbreweries. Many are experiencing success as their brew finds its way into local restaurants and pubs. The IPA seems …
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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 ROSÉ DAY – Second Saturday in June

National Rosé Day is observed annually on the second Saturday in June.  Rosé is probably the oldest known type of wine, dating back as far as 600 BC.  Rosé wines are generally made from red grapes and are very versatile wines that complement many types of food. Rosé is lighter than red wine and deeper than white …
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NATIONAL BLACK COW DAY – June 10

National Black Cow Day is observed each year on June 10.  Are you in the mood for ice cream?  We are all familiar with the Root Beer Float but did you know that it is also called the Black Cow? A Black Cow was originally made with root beer and vanilla ice cream.  Now it …
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May 25 NATIONAL WINE DAY

Pour a glass of your favorite wine on May 25 to participate in National Wine Day.  Celebrated each year, it has a sister holiday in February, National Drink Wine Day, National Moscato Day. Try something new with No-Fail Fresca Sangria, or a fall treat like Carmel Apple Sangria. Made from fermented grapes or other fruits, …
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