These 6 Alcohol Holidays Prove That June Might Just Be The Booziest Month Of The Year
If you ask most scientists, they would probably say that December is the booziest month of the entire year. After all, there’s plenty of drinking around Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve for people to do. And while that might be technically true, we have another candidate for the booziest month of the year: the month of June.
Yes, you read that correctly. We think that June is one of the booziest months of the year. Why do we believe that to be true? Only because there are about half a dozen holidays that are dedicated to booze. Everyone should take the time to pour themselves a drink and follow along with us as we lay out these boozy holidays and how they should be celebrated.
National Moonshine Day (First Thursday in June)
When most people think of moonshine, they think of bootleggers nestled up in the woods turning corn mash into white lightning. Although there are people still illegally making moonshine, there’s also a whole industry that has grown up around this profession.
Moonshine was a homemade, usually high-alcohol, un-aged whiskey that was usually bottled in a mason jar, but is now a professional product that can be found in liquor stores all across the United States. And people can even buy fruit and vegetables that have been “pickled” in moonshine. Something to consider when this holiday is observed during the first week of June.
- Chocolate Moonshine
- Dreamsicle Moonshine
- Apple Pie Moonshine
- Moonshine Lemonade With Mint
- Peach Cobbler Moonshine
National Bubbly Day (First Saturday In June)
If moonshine isn’t your thing, then maybe champagne will be. This holiday is observed in the first week of June and celebrates a beverage that people often enjoy during special occasions all year long.
Although only sparkling wine that originates in the Champagne wine region of France can technically be called champagne, the beauty of this June holiday is that it’s called National Bubbly Day. That means that this day can be celebrated with champagne and/or sparkling wine. After all, who is really going to care?
National Cognac Day (June 4th)
This is a boozy holiday that’s celebrated on the same day in June every year — the 4th of June. It celebrates a distilled brandy that’s named after the commune of Cognac, France. Honestly, it’s a beverage that the average person probably only knows from movies or television shows.
Quality cognac can be prohibitively expensive, which puts it out of the reach of many people. Even so, it’s still fun to impress friends and family members by offering them a snifter of cognac. It can be served neat, mixed with water, or on the rocks.
- Classic Sidecar
- Cognac Margarita
- Vieux Carre
- French Connection Cocktail
National Rosé Day (Second Saturday In June)
Technically, rosé is a type of wine that uses some of the colors from grape skins to achieve a light color, but not enough to quality as a red wine. It is one of the oldest types of wine ever made and can be found in a variety of flavors that may include strawberries, cherries, raspberries, melon, citrus, or even flowers.
It’s an insanely refreshing wine to enjoy during the summer months as well — either straight-up and slightly chilled or incorporated into a cocktail.
Rosé Wine-Based Cocktails:
- Rosé Sangria
- Sparkling Rosé
- Spring Fever
- Rosé Margarita
- Andean Dusk
National Bourbon Day (June 14th)
Regardless of whether people believe that this alcoholic beverage was named after Bourbon, Kentucky, or after Bourbon Street in New Orleans, the fact of the matter is that the history of it really doesn’t matter. That’s because there are some really great bourbons being made.
Although some people think that the only great bourbons being made today are made in Kentucky, there are great bourbons made across the United States (we’re looking at you, Tennessee). Before a product can be called bourbon, it has to be made from at least 51% corn and produced in the United States.
National Martini Day (June 19th)
The martini has been seen as a drink enjoyed by the upper classes ever since the Age of the Robber Barons. Its image was further bolstered by its inclusion in the James Bond movies. Who could ever forget Mr. Bond’s favorite way to enjoy a martini? (By the way, it’s shaken not stirred). Evidently, June is the perfect month for enjoying martinis because this holiday falls on June 19th every year. Just another reason why June is a very boozy month.
- Classic Vodka Martini
- Chocolate Truffle Martini
- Pineapple Martini
- French Martini
- Watermelon Martini
- Sparkling Raspberry Martini
Unfortunately, our journey here today has come to an end. That’s all of the alcohol-related holidays that are found during the month of June that we’re currently aware of. This is a good thing because it appears that every week in June has a holiday dedicated to booze. That, in our humble opinion, makes it the booziest month of the year. Do you agree?