Thursday, March 23, 2017

Friday is National Cocktail Day

     National Cocktail Day is observed on Friday, March 24th, 2017.    It has been observed annually on March 24th since 2014.   If an ice-cold cocktail sounds good to you right about now, go grab your cocktail shaker.  
     Cocktails are drinks typically comprised of alcoholic beverages mixed with other tasty ingredients.  
Whether you enjoy one before, during or after dinner, with a few of your favorite friends or during a romantic evening with that special someone, today's cocktails are available in all sorts of refreshing and tasty flavors.  

     This annual holiday, created by cocktail enthusiast Jace Shoemaker-Galloway, not only celebrates the ginormous variety of cocktails, but also encourages folks to create their own original concoction and share it with others. 

     The first mention of a cocktail was in The Balance and Colombian Repository on Tuesday May 13, 1803 from Hudson, New York.  From this beginning, people have taken the concept and run with it until today when cocktail is the preferred way to enjoy an alcoholic beverage.  From the classic to the creative, National Cocktail Day is the perfect day to kick back and unwind with a favorite cocktail or two. Whether you prefer yours shaken or stirred, on the rocks or frozen, why not celebrate with one or two of the following cocktail recipes?   And as always, please drink responsibly.