September is here already, which means it’s time to get your calendar out and plan your drink specials!

Each month we share our Essential Cocktails based on our Essential Day Calendar. These days are the perfect way to come up with drink specials to help bring in customers.

From World Coconut day to two beer holidays and three coffee holidays, there are plenty of ways you can use drinks that are already on your menus to bring in guests. Highlighting specials on your social media and making good use of marketing can help you make the most of these fun events.

Here are a few cocktails to get you inspired!

Nectar of the Gods

Summer Celebrate World Coconut Day on 9/2 with a Nectar of the Gods made using Coconut tequila and Coco Lopez. Don’t want to make a whole new cocktail? The great thing about a coconut cocktail is that you can swap out almost any menu items with cream or milk for coconut milk. For instance, make a tropical riff on an Irish coffee!

Nectar of the Gods

Nectar of the Gods


Rockaway Beach

On 9/22 we celebrate National White Chocolate day, a perfect opportunity for any sweet tooths. We love this cocktail made by Chilled 100 member Paula Lukas using Mozart White Chocolate Cream Strawberry Liqueur.

Rockaway Beach

Rockaway Beach


Coffee Syrup

Not a cocktail, but a quality coffee syrup can help you put a caffeinated spin on a range of classic mixes. With three coffee holidays in September (9/6 National Coffee Ice Cream Day, 9/25 Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning, and 9/29 National Coffee Day), having a big batch of coffee syrup can rarely go wrong.

Coffee Syrup

Coffee Syrup


Mint Chocolate Skrew

Celebrate National Peanut Day (9/13) and National Créme de Menthe Day (9/15) with one stellar drink! This blend of peanut butter whiskey and Créme de menthe can be replicated plenty of different ways, we’d also love it as a blended frozen drink.

Mint Chocolate Skrew

Mint Chocolate Skrew