National Liqueur Day
Liquor is a distilled spirit, which is an unusual category in the world. Although the name is very similar, and it can sometimes be made from liquor, liqueur is sweeter than liquor. They are used mainly as flavoring agents in mixed drinks, but they can also be enjoyed after dinner drinks.
National Liquor Day is a day to celebrate and learn all things related to this tasty category of drinks.
Fortified spirits can be traced back at least 400 BC, when Egyptians used distilled wine to make beverages. They were sometimes mixed with honey to make mead, which is the same process used today.
It turns out that the Latin word for liqueur is “liquifacere”, which literally means to liquefy. Cordials and schnapps are other names for liqueurs.
To be classified as a liqueur today, the sugar content must not exceed 2.5%. This is why it is often used as a dessert beverage. Kahlua and Baileys Irish Cream are some of the most well-known liqueurs today.
National Liqueur Day was established to celebrate the wide variety of delicious distilled beverages that bring enjoyment and flavor to the world.
National Liquor Day is an easy day to participate in-as long as you are of legal drinking age and drink responsibly. These are some ideas to celebrate the day.
You can substitute your regular beer or martini for a drink made with liqueur to celebrate National Liqueur Day. A White Russian with Kahlua, cream, an Amaretto sour or a Cosmopolitan with vodka and cranberry juice, as well as Cointreau, is a good choice.
Are you unsure which liqueur is best? That’s okay! You can simply sit down at the bar and tell the bartender it’s National Liquor Day. Then ask what they recommend.
If you are looking for something a little more adventurous, try these recipes that contain liqueurs. This is a great opportunity to host a National Liqueur Day Party! Invite your guests to bring their favourite liqueur-based drinks and discover new and exciting ways to enjoy mixed beverages.