National Liqueur Day

National Liqueur Day is a holiday observed annually on October 16th. This holiday celebrates liqueurs—an alcoholic beverage made from distilled and sweetened spirits, enhanced with extracts, oils, or other flavors. They were originally known as cordials and have been enjoyed throughout history not only for their flavor but also for their perceived medicinal purposes. Nowadays, liqueurs are used as the base for a seemingly endless array of mixed drinks and cocktails. Some of the more popular liqueurs used these days include amaretto, Kahlua, Irish cream, and crème de menthe. All of this means that there are numerous drinks that people can make on this holiday.

Boozy Facts About Liqueurs

We can’t talk about this holiday without taking some time to list some of the facts that we’ve learned about liqueurs. So that’s what we did. You can find our liqueur facts below.

  • Liqueurs are sometimes sold as schnapps or cordials.
  • One of the most popular liqueurs of all time is Grand Marnier, created in 1880.
  • The most common liqueurs are orange liqueur, coffee liqueur, amaretto, Irish cream, Maraschino liqueur, and Dry & Sweet Vermouth.

Observing National Liqueur Day

Anyone reading about this holiday is probably at least thinking about celebrating it, so allow us to offer some recommendations for how to celebrate it in style. First, we think that people should create a great drink made from liqueurs. Something like “The Bicycle Ride,” “Tropical Rock,” “The Queen’s Cup,” or “The Fire Garden.” Second, you should invite all of your friends and family over for a dinner party or just to hang out. While you’re enjoying your mixed drinks, don’t forget to use the hashtag #NationalLiqueurDay to spread the word about this holiday. Voilà! You’ve just celebrated National Liqueur Day.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 16 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
October 16 Thursday
Last year (2023)
October 16 Monday
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