Each month, Chilled is bringing you five essential cocktails based on our National Drink Day Calendar. Don’t forget to reference it so you can prepare for the upcoming holidays.
It’s hard to believe how quickly the summer months pass us. While we head into the last few weeks of summer, you’ll want a refreshing cocktail to sip on. Each of these five essential cocktails celebrates one of the national days in August. The nights become chilly, and no matter how old we get, we prepare for that “back to school” feeling. Embrace the last month of summer and enjoy one of these five essential cocktails.
Here are five cocktails you can enjoy during the month of August.
Begin August with National Spritz Day (8/1). Spritzes are the epitome of summer. The possibility of flavors is endless. This summer spritz contains the popular Yuzu juice. Yuzu has been all the rage this year when it comes to cocktail making. This drink is one you won’t want to skip.
A root beer float is a nostalgic childhood favorite. As a kid, there’s nothing better than sipping on a glass of root beer, unless there’s a spoonful of vanilla ice cream involved. This adult version is just the thing to make on National Root Beer Float Day (8/6). The creaminess of RumChata mixes perfectly with a spiked root beer.
Celebrate bubbly on National Prosecco Day (8/13) with a coconut treat! This rum-based cocktail has notes of honey, green tea, and lemon zest for the perfect combo. Topping cocktails with Prosecco adds a refreshing and light mouthfeel. It also gives the drink great depth.
Nothing truly screams August like good ole lemonade. It’s another childhood favorite that should be celebrated. On August 20, celebrate National Lemonade Day with this twist on a classic. August is the end of the raspberry picking season, so it’s the best time to enjoy these little berries when they’re fresh. Add the muddled basil, and you have a refreshing drink on your hands.
Citrus is a cocktail’s best friend; there are so many cocktails that have a citrus base or accent. The Lemon Drop Martini is for all the lemon-lovers of the world. Its sweet and tart flavor will be exactly what you need on National Lemon Juice Day (8/29).