National Cocktail Day is here! How do you want to celebrate? With some cocktails, of course! In honor of a wonderful and well-deserving nationally recognized day, let’s talk drink orders! From tangy Bloody Mary’s and refreshing Aperol spritzers to the elegant Manhattan and the classic Old Fashioned, there are plenty of deliciously conventional cocktails that can be enjoyed on National Cocktail Day.
So, whether you choose celebrate by heading out to your local bar and restaurant, or just staying at home and raiding your personal mini bar, consider this collective list of traditional cocktail recipes for National Cocktail Day!
Happy National Cocktail Day!
March 24th, 2023
Let us celebrate Jace Shoemaker-Galloway for instituting National Cocktail Day — a day to imbibe in our beloved cocktails. Why not raise a glass of your favorite drink? Interestingly, the Margarita is America’s most popular tipple! So, go ahead and enjoy it first on this festive occasion!
With that fun fact, let’s start with the Margarita! This zesty tequila-based cocktail is the perfect way to kick off National Cocktail Day. Simply mix tequila, lime juice, and triple sec in a shaker and rim your glass with salt. Then, shake everything together and pour into glasses over ice for a refreshing beverage. To add an extra tangy twist, you can also muddle some fresh fruit into your margaritas such as strawberries or oranges.
Next on our list of National Cocktail Day recipes is the Manhattan. This Manhattan is a classic whiskey cocktail that’s sure to please the mavens of mixology. Simply combine whiskey, sweet vermouth, and Angostura bitters in a shaker and strain into rocks glasses filled with ice. If you’re looking for an extra flavor boost, add some orange or cherry juice for a sweeter Manhattan.
Third on our list of delicious cocktail recipes is the Old Fashioned. This timeless drink combines bourbon, sugar, Angostura bitters and a splash of soda water for a perfectly balanced sip. To make this classic concoction all you have to do is mix the ingredients in a shaker and strain over fresh ice cubes into an old fashioned glass. You can also garnish the drink with an orange peel or a cherry to add a bit of extra flavor.
You can also celebrate National Cocktail Day with a tangy Bloody Mary. This classic vodka-based cocktail is perfect for those who like their drinks on the spicier side. Simply mix tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, and celery salt in a shaker and pour over ice into glasses. Then, garnish your Bloody Mary with pickles, olives or lemon wedges for an extra zing.
Finally, you can top off National Cocktail Day with an Aperol Spritzer. This light and refreshing drink is perfect for those who like to keep it simple. Simply pour Aperol, prosecco, and soda into a wine glass filled with ice. Then, garnish the Aperol spritzers with orange slices or fresh fruit for an extra special touch.
National Cocktail Day is Your Chance to Expand Your Drink Order Horizon
No matter which cocktail that you choose to celebrate National Cocktail Day, it’s sure to be a hit. Get creative and have fun experimenting with different flavors and ingredients. Remember, National Cocktail Day is the perfect time to let your bartenders and local mixologists experiment and make something truly special! And don’t forget to share your favorite recipes and raise a glass in honor of this special occasion. Have fun and cheers to National Cocktail Day!
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