National Drink Days Calendar

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…)

Oct
1
Sun
2017
National Applejack Month
Oct 1 – Oct 31 all-day
Oct
19
Thu
2017
International Gin and Tonic Day
Oct 19 all-day

Note: Gin and Tonic seems to get TWO days a year — April 9 & October 19

Oct
20
Fri
2017
National Brandied Fruit Day *
Oct 20 all-day

Just toss out the fruit and have a brandy!

Oct
21
Sat
2017
National Carmel Apple Day *
Oct 21 all-day

Who needs an excuse to make a Caramel Apple Martini?

National Mezcal Day
Oct 21 all-day
Nov
8
Wed
2017
National Harvey Wallbanger Day
Nov 8 all-day
National Shot Day
Nov 8 all-day
Dec
1
Fri
2017
National Eggnog Month
Dec 1 – Dec 31 all-day
Dec
2
Sat
2017
National Rhubarb Vodka Day
Dec 2 all-day

First Saturday in December

Jan
17
Wed
2018
National Hot Buttered Rum Day
Jan 17 all-day
Jan
25
Thu
2018
National Irish Coffee Day
Jan 25 all-day
Burns Night
Jan 25 all-day

The annual celebratory tribute to the life, works and spirit of the great Scottish poet, Robert Burns (1759-1796). Drink a scotch in his honor.

Jan
31
Wed
2018
National Brandy Alexander Day
Jan 31 all-day
Mar
27
Tue
2018
International Whiskey Day
Mar 27 – Mar 28 all-day
Apr
9
Mon
2018
International Gin and Tonic Day
Apr 9 all-day

Note: Gin and Tonic seems to get TWO days a year – April 9 & October 19

May
19
Sat
2018
World Whiskey Day
May 19 all-day
Jun
6
Wed
2018
National Give a Bum a Drink Day
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Jun
7
Thu
2018
National Moonshine Day
Jun 7 all-day
Jun
10
Sun
2018
National Iced Tea Day *
Jun 10 all-day

Make it a Long Island Iced Tea!

Jun
27
Wed
2018
National Orange Blossom Day *
Jun 27 all-day

Have a classic – the Orange Blossom Cocktail!

Jul
25
Wed
2018
National Wine and Cheese Day
Jul 25 all-day
Jul
31
Tue
2018
Black Tot Day
Jul 31 all-day

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).

Aug
3
Fri
2018
International Beer Day
Aug 3 all-day

First Friday in August.

Aug
26
Sun
2018
National Dog Day *
Aug 26 all-day

How about a Salty Dog, Greyhound, or Hair of the Dog?

Aug
29
Wed
2018
National Lemon Juice Day *
Aug 29 all-day

So many cocktails require lemon juice. Get squeezing!

Sep
29
Sat
2018
National Coffee Day *
Sep 29 all-day
Oct
1
Mon
2018
National Applejack Month
Oct 1 – Oct 31 all-day

Comments

90 Responses to “National Drink Days Calendar”
  1. rb says:

    you left out national “give a bum-a- drink day”, june 6 and recognized officially at 6pm.

  2. Sue says:

    National Margarita day was today…February 22nd and falls on February 22nd every year!

  3. Ed Perrone says:

    December 14 – National Screwdriver Day

  4. M.D. says:

    Thanks rb, Sue & Ed. I’ve made sure your suggestions are on the calendar.

  5. Colleen says:

    July 1 – Wine Cooler Day

    • Terry says:

      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..

  6. M says:

    November 7, National Gin Day.

  7. M says:

    June 14 National Bourbon Day.

  8. M says:

    July 11 national mojito day

  9. Pete says:

    April 9th National Gin and Tonic Day

  10. Terry says:

    National Bourbon Day is June 14, 2014. Why is this list so incomplete?? Thanks!

  11. davey boi says:

    27th feb
    Body shots day
    come one get it right

  12. Gil says:

    If St Patrick’s Day made the cut, Cinco de Mayo should too.

  13. Terry says:

    May 9th is Moscato Day!!

  14. Terry says:

    May 16, 2015 World Whiskey Day

  15. Terry says:

    May 30, 2015 is National Mint Julep Day

  16. Terry says:

    June 5, 2015 is Moonshine Day

  17. Larry says:

    When is national Manhattan drink day?

  18. elizabeth says:

    Why is July 7 not national 7 and 7 day? It only makes sense.

    • M.D. says:

      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!

  19. Terry says:

    August 18- National Pinot Noir Day!!,

  20. M.D. says:

    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.

    CHEERS!

  21. Maria says:

    National Mezcal day: October 21st

  22. Terry says:

    National Rhubarb Vodka Day – was December 5 Always First Saturday in December

  23. Karen says:

    Where is National Drink Wine Day? Feb 18th. My favorite day of the year.

  24. Amanda says:

    Could I request a national St. Germaine day? And national Jell-O Shot day!

  25. Karen says:

    February 18 is National Drink Wine Day. (not be be confused with National Wine Day on May 25th)

  26. don sling says:

    yeah, we need a international manhattan day!

  27. CreepyWhiteBaby says:

    Black tot day July 31st

  28. Ryan says:

    July 31st Black Tot day. The day the Royal Navy issued its last daily Rum ration. July 31st 1970

  29. Ryan says:

    July 31st Black Tot day.
    The day the Royal Navy issued its last daily Rum ration.

  30. Donna says:

    Why isn’t there s national hurricane day???

  31. Topshy_k says:

    When is national tequila day?

  32. KarenK says:

    All of your national days seem to be off by one day. Apparently not maintaining the site any longer?

  33. Buddy says:

    Every-Buddy Needs a Drink Day!

    When: fourth Friday of April

    Thank you in advance!

  34. Jessie says:

    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…

  35. JJ says:

    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 …

    http://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2017/03/24/try-japanese-whisky-at-morimoto-asia-on-national-whiskey-day-march-27

  36. Buddy says:

    National Drink with Your Buddy Day!

    • M.D. says:

      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?

  37. Kim says:

    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!

  38. Donald Schmidt says:

    I don’t have any days to add just wanted to thank you for compiling this list. Cheers!

  39. Bwhite says:

    I have always been told that National Brandy Day is June 22nd. I cannot find anything to back this up though…can you help?

  40. Merry Jane says:

    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!

    • M.D. says:

      Adding them to the list! So far, we’ve got three entire months worth dedicated to drinks: October-Applejack & Oktoberfest, December: Eggnog.

  41. Kim-R says:

    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!

  42. Kim-R says:

    Any idea how the Give a Bum a Drink Day came about?
    Anything you can offer would be awesome!
    Thanks.

  43. Meg Lewis says:

    when is national goon day?

  44. Becky O says:

    Is there a National Jello Shot day? I’ve been searching and cant seem to find one…

  45. Isaac says:

    Please add Burns Night, 25th January

  46. Karen says:

    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

  47. helena M Desatoff says:

    Thank you very much ! Fixed !!

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