Our 9 Favorite Beverage Holidays In May To Quench Your Thirst
May is kind of a strange month. This is a time when temperatures in many different places are starting to get warm, even though it’s still technically Spring. That’s probably why there are so many holidays dedicated to beverages during this month. If you look through the calendar, you’ll see quite a few drink-related holidays celebrated on this day.
So many, in fact, that we just couldn’t resist picking out Our 9 Favorite Beverage Holidays in May To Quench Your Thirst. Some of the drinks we’re going to cover are non-alcoholic, and some are alcoholic, so theoretically there’s a beverage holiday for just about anyone. Let’s take a look at ’em, shall we?
National Orange Juice Day (May 4th)
We’re going to start this list with one of the most wholesome drinks out there: orange juice. This day is a day for people to pour themselves a nice glass of orange juice — it doesn’t matter if it’s got pulp in it or if it’s pulp-free.
We personally like to use orange juice to make Good Morning Sunbursts, a “Mocktail” that’s made with orange juice, sparkling water, grenadine syrup, and vanilla syrup. Of course, if celebrating a holiday dedicated to plain orange juice isn’t your idea of a good time, you can always use the orange juice to make Screwdrivers — an alcoholic drink made with orange juice and vodka.
National Beverage Day (May 6th)
The genius behind National Beverage Day is that it can be used to celebrate any beverage under the sun. If you’re a fan of alcoholic beverages, then you can enjoy an Old Fashioned, Daiquiri, Margarita, or Salty Dog. If you’re a fan of fruit juices, then you can enjoy orange, apple, grape, or cranberry juices.
And if you’re a fan of soft drinks, then you can enjoy Pepsi, Coke, Big Red, or anyone of the other sodas that are available. And even if you don’t celebrate this holiday, you are technically celebrating this holiday — even if you’re just drinking a glass of water.
National Homebrew Day (First Saturday in May)
National Homebrew Day is a day for people to try their hand at brewing beer at home. Let’s be honest, brewing beer at home is not only fun but also easy to do. And there are a lot of good reasons to celebrate this holiday. It saves money, it’s a great way to make better quality beer than what can be bought, and it’s an activity that has a long tradition. Of course, anyone who doesn’t want to make their own beer doesn’t have to on this day. They could simply get their hands on a bottle (or two) of homebrew beer from their friends.
National Lemonade Day (First Saturday In May)
Another holiday that takes place on the first Saturday in May is National Lemonade Day. This holiday originally started out as a way to encourage children to learn basic money skills by opening their own lemonade stands, but we just use it as an excuse to drink lemonade.
We love just good old-fashioned lemonade that’s made with lemon juice, water, and sugar, but sometimes we also like to kick it up a notch by making lemonade cocktails. Some of our favorite lemonade cocktails include Kentucky Lemonade (made with bourbon), London Lemonade (made with gin), and Pink Lemonade Vodka Punches. All are delicious and refreshing on a Spring day.
National Have A Coke Day (May 8th)
Coca-Cola has been around for generations, so it should be no surprise that it has its own holiday. It also shouldn’t be a surprise that we placed it on our list for the May beverage holidays. Popping a can of Coke is something that we don’t do as much as when we were kids, but it’s still a refreshing beverage. This is a holiday during which people can appreciate the long and storied history of this soft drink beverage brand as well.
National Moscato Day (May 9th)
Moscato wine is perfect for this month. That’s because this wine is well known for its fruity flavors that include orange blossom and peach flavors. It’s the Italian name for Muscat Blanc, one of the oldest wine grapes in the world. Moscato wines are light-bodies, sweet, and have low alcohol levels around 5.5% ABV. That makes it the perfect sipping wine for anyone just sitting on their front porch and watching mother nature. It’s also the perfect wine for May picnics.
National Craft Distillery Day (May 22nd)
It might seem daunting to distill your own spirits, but it really isn’t that difficult. All it really takes are some of the right supplies and a little bit of know-how. People all over the world distill their own craft spirits, and this holiday is the perfect day for people to get started. It’s also a good day for people to discover one of the craft distilleries by browsing through the liquor section of the nearest grocery or liquor store.
National Wine Day (May 25th)
This is another holiday dedicated to wine, except people don’t just have to enjoy Moscato on this day. They can choose whatever wine they want to choose. Red, white, rose, sparkling, fortified, and dessert wines are all waiting to be enjoyed on this day.
Anyone and everyone who is of legal drinking age and enjoying this holiday is probably going to want to do more than just wine. They’re probably going to want to pair it with some good food. At least, we hope that people are eating while they’re drinking wine. If they’re not, then they might be passed out in no time flat.
National Mint Julep Day (May 30th)
If we’re being completely honest, we weren’t always a fan of the Mint Julep. We just didn’t have too many of these drinks. Then one day a friend of ours made one for us and our entire worldview was changed. Now, we enjoy these drinks — usually in the summer months, but now also on this day.
This concludes the list of Our 9 Favorite Beverage Holidays In May To Quench Your Thirst. We thought long and hard when we crafted this list and we feel that the holidays we chose offer the most fun. All that we can say at this point is that no one will be thirsty after enjoying all of these fine May holidays.