The year is full of weird cocktail holidays, which are just an excuse to honor your favorite classics and get to know some new concoctions. So if you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate your birthday this year, simply look to the cocktail holiday that falls in your birth month, and drink up. From National Bloody Mary Day to National Applejack Month, these fun cocktail holidays will help you celebrate in potent style.
January: National Bloody Mary Day
It only makes sense that National Bloody Mary Day falls on one of the most hangover-prone days of the year: January 1. If you’re a fan of the spicy, savory cocktail, celebrate your birthday month by hosting a party with an epic Bloody Mary bar.
February: National Margarita Day
Even though your birthday falls in the dead of winter, you can channel summer vibes by mixing up a satisfying Margarita on February 22. Try your hand at some different variations to make your big day feel extra special.
March: National Mulled Wine Day
If you live in the north, most likely you’re experiencing freezing temperatures in March (and at least chillier temps elsewhere). Warm up on March 3 with a steaming mugful of Mulled Wine.
April: International Gin & Tonic Day
Welcome springtime vibes and your birthday month with an herbal, refreshing Gin & Tonic on April 9. And because it’s International Gin & Tonic Day, make sure to try one of these worldly variations.
May: National Mimosa Day
May birthdays should treat themselves to a blowout birthday brunch on May 16. Pour yourself a Mimosa, and have fun experimenting with bubbly mixers other than champagne.
June: National Martini Day
When June 19 rolls around, the first of the summer birthdays can celebrate in the classiest way ever: with a stiff Martini. Tailor the classic cocktail to match your flavor preferences with the right bottle of gin.
July: National Daiquiri Day
Now that summer is in full swing, July birthdays should celebrate with the most chuggable cocktail around. Don’t wait until National Daiquiri Day on July 19 to mix up this rum-based favorite.
August: National Whiskey Sour Day
Whiskey isn’t just a winter beverage—in fact, there are plenty of tasty whiskey cocktails to drink all summer. Shake up a Whiskey Sour on August 25 to experience the magic of the brown spirit in warm weather.
September: National Rum Punch Day
September is that beautiful half summer, half fall month that makes for a perfect time to party. Channel those last tropical vibes before the chilly weather rolls in with a Rum Punch on September 20.
October: National Applejack Month
October is a time for haunted hayrides, apple picking and warming cocktails to sip while leaf peeping. Keep a bottle of Applejack handy all month to whip up the tastiest seasonal cocktails.
November: National Harvey Wallbanger Day
The Harvey Wallbanger is kind of an oddball cocktail, so feel free to get a little weird on November 8. School yourself on the wonders of Galliano before celebrting its big day.
December: National Eggnog Day
December babies, you couldn’t have a more perfect cocktail holiday fall in your birthday month. National Eggnog Day is on December 24, and we suggest whipping up a batch of Eggnog Jello Shots to really treat yourself.