National Beverage Day
National Beverage Day is a holiday that can be celebrated by virtually everyone and is observed on the 6th of May. On this day, people are encouraged to kick back and enjoy their favorite beverages. It can be alcoholic beverages such as beer or wine, or it can be apple juice, coffee, tea, or just about anything else you want to drink. It’s also a good day for people to try some new beverages or to introduce new beverages to their friends and family.
Fun Facts About Beverages
Beverages come in all different types, from soft drinks such as Coke or Pepsi to hard drinks such as bourbon, whiskey, or beer. We should know because during our research, we came across just about every beverage incarnation a person could think of drinking. We also came across some very interesting facts about beverages—facts that we’re now going to share with everyone reading this right now.
- Pepsi Cola was introduced in 1898. It was named after a digestive enzyme named pepsin and kola nuts.
- Soft drinks are sold in over 200 countries, which amounts to about 34 billion gallons sold each year.
- Approximately 25% of all soft drinks are sold in the United States.
- The most popular soda drinks during the 19th century were Ginger Ale, Dr. Pepper, and Pepsi-Cola.
- The most popular soft drinks sold today include flavored water, carbonated water, fruit drinks, and diet soft drinks.
- The alcohol in alcoholic beverages is ethanol or ethyl alcohol.
- Alcohol is broken down in the liver into acetate and acetaldehyde.
- People began making and using alcoholic beverages over 9,000 years ago.
- It’s believed that the workers working on the Great Pyramids of Giza were paid in beer.
- Hangovers are created by chemical byproducts produced while the body breaks down alcohol.
The Most Popular Cocktails In The World
Have you ever wondered what some of the most popular cocktails in the world are? If you have, then allow us to show you some of the drinks that were rated the most popular in the world in 2020 by Drinks International. Any of the following drinks can be easily made at home by anyone with the right spirits and a little bit of determination. They’re great drinks for celebrating National Beverage Day.
- Old Fashioned
- Dry Martini
- Whiskey Sour
- Bloody Mary
- Moscow Mule
- Corpse Reviver
- Mai Tai
Observing National Beverage Day
As we stated earlier, National Beverage Day can be enjoyed by simply relaxing with your favorite drink. However, that’s not the only way to celebrate this holiday. You can also try out a new drink or try making a new alcoholic beverage. And if you end up creating a new type of mixed drink on this day, then share it with the world using the hashtag #NationalBeverageDay.