July 14th is National Grand Marnier Day!

"An 1880s French invention by Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle, Grand Marnier adds a splash of orange liquor to mixed drinks or desserts.  Also enjoyed neat, this cognac concoction blended one of the most expensive fruits of the time with a strong spirit.


Some examples of the mixed drinks including Grand Marnier are: Cosmopolitan, Margarita, Sidecar, Dirty Harry, Grand Mimosa, B-52, Grand Smash, Smash Marnier, Grand Hound, and the Grand Marnier Fireball."


Thanks to @natdaycal for the great info!



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 National Grand Marnier Day July 14th

National Grand Marnier Day July 14th


"The Long Workday"
Chill a cocktail glass, set aside.

In a shaker combine: @theperfectpureeBlack Currant

@TheBlockDistillingCo Spring Gin

3/4 oz. Elderflower liqueur

Juice of half a lemon & shake

Toss out your cocktail glass ice

Double Strain & Garnish w/ a lemon peel.



July 11th is National Mojito Day

The Mojito!  A Cuban highball consisting of white rum, sugar, lime juice, club soda and mint.  Although born in Cuba, the exact origin of the Mojito is under debate with roots as early as 1586.


Sunday Sunshine

Fill a cocktail glass with ice and cold water; set aside or in the freezer-- 

  • 2.5 oz. Ketel One Botanical, Grapefruit & Rose
  • Splash of Triple Sec  
  • Splash of Lime Juice
  • Bar Spoon of Orange Zest from The Perfect Purée
  • Top with Ginger Ale

Combine all ingredients and ice minus the ale in a mixing glass.

Shake until chilled.

Toss out the contents of your chilled cocktail glass.  

Double strain your adult beverage into your cocktail glass, top with ginger ale and garnish with a peel.

Sit out on the deck (like I did!) and enjoy! 


Sunday Sunshine

July 2nd is National Anisette Day!

July 2nd is #NationalAnisetteDay! Anisette is an anise-flavored liqueur that is made by distilling aniseed and sometimes adding a sugar syrup.  Anisette is popular in Spain, Italy, Portugal and France.

Pure Anisette should not be drunk straight as its alcoholic content is high enough to cause irritation to the throat. However, mixing it in with coffee, gin, bourbon or water will bring out a bit of a sweet flavor.

Thanks to National Day Calendar for the info!