National Drink Days Calendar
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The biggest National Drink Days Calendar scoured from all sources online. Let’s assume when something is designated as “National” it’s a U.S. thing – but everyone is invited! Days marked with an asterisk (*) are a handful of days that aren’t technically drink days but could (and should) be transformed into cocktail days. If you know of any more, leave a comment below and it will be added to the list. Subscribe to my Twitter feed for reminders of upcoming National Drink Days.
Click each event to expand for a shareable image and links to recipes. (Updating as we go…)
Note: Gin and Tonic seems to get TWO days a year – April 9 & October 19
Third Saturday in May
Have a classic – the Orange Blossom Cocktail!
Black Tot Day (31 July 1970) is the name given to the last day on which the Royal Navy issued sailors with a daily rum ration (the daily tot).
How about a Salty Dog, Greyhound, or Hair of the Dog?
So many cocktails require lemon juice. Get squeezing!
Irish Coffee, anyone?
Note: Gin and Tonic seems to get TWO days a year — April 9 & October 19
Just toss out the fruit and have a brandy!
First Saturday in December
Note: Gin and Tonic seems to get TWO days a year – April 9 & October 19
you left out national “give a bum-a- drink day”, june 6 and recognized officially at 6pm.
How did this national day even start? I have found no sources on the internet for this.
National Margarita day was today…February 22nd and falls on February 22nd every year!
December 14 – National Screwdriver Day
Thanks rb, Sue & Ed. I’ve made sure your suggestions are on the calendar.
July 1 – Wine Cooler Day
Can’t find an official Wine Cooler Day anywhere on the web. Perhaps you have a link?? Did find: 80’s Wine Cooler Day is July 19, 2015..
November 7, National Gin Day.
Looked it up and added it as the second Saturday in June, which is the most common date I found.
June 14 National Bourbon Day.
July 11 national mojito day
April 9th National Gin and Tonic Day
Seems that there are TWO! April 9 and October 19. Why choose? I added both.
Great list, but here are a couple more….
March 24 – Cocktail Day
May 7 – National Cosmopolitan Day
May 16 – Mimosa Day
August 28 – Red Wine Day
The “Queen of Holidays”
Thank you, Jace! I see YOU originated some of these. CHEERS! And thanks for getting us some days in May.
National Bourbon Day is June 14, 2014. Why is this list so incomplete?? Thanks!
Thanks to people like you, it’s getting better all the time.
Here are some more you need to add to your list:
May 7 is National Cosmopolitan Day
May 16 is Mimosa Day
The 2nd Saturday in June is World Gin Day
July 25 is National Wine and Cheese Day
Aug. 28 is Red Wine Day
The Queen of Holidays
All noted. Thanks!
Body shots day
come one get it right
I couldn’t verify this one but I’ll take your word for it!
If St Patrick’s Day made the cut, Cinco de Mayo should too.
Si, como no? Gracias!
May 9th is Moscato Day!!
Added – thanks!
May 16, 2015 World Whiskey Day
Got it – Third Saturday in May. Thanks!
May 30, 2015 is National Mint Julep Day
Had it but I’ve cleaned up the display so everything shows up. Thanks.
June 5, 2015 is Moonshine Day
When is national Manhattan drink day?
I haven’t found one but June 14 is National Bourbon Day.
thats not enough! 😉
we need a manhattan day!
Why is July 7 not national 7 and 7 day? It only makes sense.
I don’t know how these things get started, but I think you may be on to something there. Maybe check in with Jace Shoemaker-Galloway, The “Queen of Holidays” above for some guidance. Get it out there!
August 18- National Pinot Noir Day!!,
Added it! Sorry we just missed it! Thanks.
Whew! I realized a lot of the days weren’t showing because of database issues. ALL resolved and the whole year is listed above!!!
If you have any more, let me know.
National Mezcal day: October 21st
Thanks for the tip, Maria! Mezcal Day is added!
National Rhubarb Vodka Day – was December 5 Always First Saturday in December
Got it! Thanks, Terry!
Where is National Drink Wine Day? Feb 18th. My favorite day of the year.
It’s on there now!
Could I request a national St. Germaine day? And national Jell-O Shot day!
February 18 is National Drink Wine Day. (not be be confused with National Wine Day on May 25th)
Added! No confusion, indeed. Wouldn’t want to skip a wine day.
yeah, we need a international manhattan day!
Black tot day July 31st
July 31st Black Tot day. The day the Royal Navy issued its last daily Rum ration. July 31st 1970
Added! A sad day, indeed.
July 31st Black Tot day.
The day the Royal Navy issued its last daily Rum ration.
The Royal Canadian Navy Still Have Bar on There Ships, One for the Crew & a Officers Bar
Why isn’t there s national hurricane day???
The closest we can find is National Hurricane Preparedness Week:
When is national tequila day?
July 24th. ¡Salud!
All of your national days seem to be off by one day. Apparently not maintaining the site any longer?
Yes, thank you for the heads up. My calendar gets off when it updates the plugin. Fixing now. 🙁
Every-Buddy Needs a Drink Day!
When: fourth Friday of April
Thank you in advance!
How can one of the longest beer drinking celebration not be on the list!?!
Oktoberfest – September 16th to October 3rd.
Surely that much drinking can’t be ignored…
Thank you for pointing out the obvious miss!
I have been seeing some places publish that today, Monday, March 27 is National Whiskey Day, but I don’t see it on the calendar. It was also mentioned on a local news program (Chicagoland). Is it a day missing from the calendar or is this someone’s attempt to create a new day? I see lots of mentions of May 16, which you have listed as “World Whiskey Day” as “National Whiskey Day”, but nothing in March but this reference …
Apparently. March 27th is International Whisk(e)y Day.
We DO see International Whiskey Day here, and that’s good enough for us!
National Drink with Your Buddy Day!
Hate to turn anyone away, but we couldn’t find a reference to ‘National Drink with Your Buddy Day’ anywhere. Could it be a special day just for you, Buddy?
Found a Malbec Day for April 17 if you’re interested in adding it.
Love your site, it’s my go-to.
Thanks for the great content!
Added – Salut, Dinero, y Amor!
I don’t have any days to add just wanted to thank you for compiling this list. Cheers!
Thanks so much for the note!!!
I have always been told that National Brandy Day is June 22nd. I cannot find anything to back this up though…can you help?
Can’t find anything either, but in the search found National Brandy Alexander Day – January 31st!
October is National Applejack Month
1 part Jack Daniels, 2 parts Apple schnapps, 1 part Sweet and sour, 1 part Club soda. Mix in glass on the rocks.
recipe courtesy of Jack Daniels, obviously.
December is Egg Nog Month and the 4th week is Egg Nog Week as well as a National Egg Nog Day on Dec. 24th!
Adding them to the list! So far, we’ve got three entire months worth dedicated to drinks: October-Applejack & Oktoberfest, December: Eggnog.
National Caesar Day: the Thursday that precedes May 24 holiday weekend. This year: May 18
Thanks for a super organized website. It’s my go-to for my own website. Cheers!
Any idea how the Give a Bum a Drink Day came about?
Anything you can offer would be awesome!
when is national goon day?
Is there a National Jello Shot day? I’ve been searching and cant seem to find one…
Please add Burns Night, 25th January
FYI International Beer Day is tomorrow Aug 4th, not Sat Aug 5th. Its the 1st Friday in August so it is different eery year. KK
Thank you for the note. Fixed!
Thank you very much ! Fixed !!