Need an excuse to have a little extra booze throughout your year? Well, mark your calendars and celebrate all of America’s national drinking days. From National Beer Day, to National Kahlua Day, there’s a special day for every drink you could imagine.
National Margarita Day: February 22
Kick off the alcoholic holiday season by celebrating National Margarita Day, a commemoration of this crowd favorite. For an easy and cheap recipe, check out this recipe.
National Kahlua Day: February 27
Sit back, relax and make yourself a white Russian to honor this Mexican liquor’s day of celebration.
National Beer Day: April 7
Just because International Beer Day is on August 5th (International Hangover Day accordingly being held on August 6th), doesn’t mean you’re exempt from observing America’s own national version of the holiday. So play a round of beer pong, do a keg stand or simply sip on some lager to celebrate this joyous occasion.
National Cosmopolitan Day: May 7
Channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw and enjoy this iconic cocktail to honor National Cosmo Day.
National Moscato Day: May 9
Pop open a bottle of white, yellow or pink Moscato on May 9 to pay tribute to this refreshing Italian wine.
National Wine Day: May 25
Whether you slap the bag, pour yourself a Pinot or host a wine and cheese night, be sure to celebrate this important commemoration. Also, if you’re on a budget, be sure to check out this article, which tells you about awesome and affordable wines under $10.
National Cognac Day: June 4
Made in France, this type of Brandy undergoes a special process in order to be able to bear the name Cognac. Splash yourself a glass on the rocks on June 4 and enjoy this caramel-colored spirit.
National Bourbon Day: June 14
Sip on a whiskey sour, mint julep, or drink this Southern staple straight to observe National Bourbon Day. Side note – if you’re not an experienced bourbon drinker, take this day as a way of preparing for National Bourbon Heritage Month in September.
National Martini Day: June 19
Referred to as “the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet” by H.L. Mencken, enjoy this classic cocktail in dry or dirty form. If you’re a rookie martini consumer, check out this Business Insider article that’ll make you feel like a pro next time you order this delicious drink.
National Piña Colada Day: July 10
If you like piña coladas (and getting caught in the rain), July 10 may have just become your new favorite day of the year.
National Daiquiri Day: July 19
Coconut-orange, watermelon-lime, or frozen apricot? Or will you go for something random like coffee-infused raspberry? Check out these 18 to die-for recipes that’ll ensure your National Daiquiri Day will be delicious.
National Tequila Day: July 24
From Patron to Don Julio, Avion to Jose Cuervo, here’s a list of 17 tasty tequila recipes that’ll allow you to celebrate in style. Feel like going out to a bar instead? Check out America’s best tequila bars here.
National Scotch Day: July 27
If you’re particularly devoted to observing this holiday, or you’re feeling particularly splurgy, this $17,000 bottle of Macallan might just be the best way to celebrate National Scotch Day.
National Rum Day: August 16
National Vodka Day: October 4
Last, but certainly not least, be sure to make your calendars and celebrate National Vodka Day. Make vodka sauce, create vodka gummy bears, add your favorite mixer or use it in one of these 21 unconventional ways to celebrate the conception of this incredibly versatile drink.