National Cocktail Day is an American holiday dedicated to cocktails. A large number of alcoholic beverages are known, and now imagine the variety of cocktails that exist! The perfect combination of alcohol and other ingredients (juices, soft drinks, pieces of fruit, berries, etc.) makes you reconsider your relationship to the “bad habit”! The holiday is celebrated annually on March 24.
There is no reliable information about the creation of National Cocktail Day. It was probably created by great cocktail connoisseurs or enterprising bartenders.
The question “When did the first cocktail appear?” is also unlikely to be answered precisely. Researchers are inclined to believe that it happened during Prohibition. Then the U.S. was flooded with substandard, clandestinely produced liquor. To eliminate the unpleasant taste of alcohol, they began adding other ingredients (juices, honey, spices, and so on) to the glass. The tradition took root, and later there were special people called “bartenders. They were responsible for mixing drinks and creating cocktails!
It is also believed that the cocktails were based on the punches that were popular in Britain in the 18th century. Alcohol was heated by adding chopped nuts, spices, herbs, fruits and other things. The result was a strong, but very tasty drink!
- The culture of cocktail making finally took shape at the end of the 20th century. After that, she continued to improve. Bartenders began to make a real colorful show out of making cocktails, and new recipes were also created.
- Examples of classic cocktails are the Margarita, the Manhattan, the Bloody Mary, the Pina Colada, and many others.
- The first example of literature for bartenders could be considered the Bartender’s Guide, which was published by D. Thomas in 1862. It was a collection of cocktail recipes and contained a lot of useful information concerning their preparation. It also formed the basics of bartender etiquette.
How to celebrate
Visit on your own or with friends on National Cocktail Day to enjoy a taste of the best cocktails in the city. With the right ingredients, you can throw yourself a bar party by creating your own cocktails. All the recipes can easily be found on the Internet.
Spread the word on social media. Ask users what their favorite cocktails are.
When is National Cocktail Day in 2024?
National Cocktail Day is observed on March 24 each year.