Welcome to the ultimate guide to National Drinking Days. Whether you’re a wine aficionado, a craft beer lover, alcohol enthusiast or just someone who enjoys a good cocktail, we’ve got you covered. Our calendar is filled with days dedicated to the fine art of drinking (or in some cases quitting drinking).

Starting from January and finishing in late December, there are alcohol-infused drinking holidays to celebrate all-year-round. We have selected the best ones for you. Cheers!

Also, remember to check out the full list of 70 national wine days.

Complete List of Alcohol Days 2024-2025

National Drinking Days in January

  • January 1: National Bloody Mary Day
  • January 11: National Hot Toddy Day
  • January 17: National Hot Buttered Rum Day
  • January 17: National Bootlegger’s Day
  • January 24: Beer Can Appreciation Day
  • January 25: Burns Night (Scotland, celebrated with whisky)
  • January 25: National Irish Coffee Day
  • January (4th week): National Irish Coffee Week

National Drinking Days in February

National Drinking Days in March

  • March 3: National Moscow Mule Day
  • March 3: Irish Whiskey Day
  • March 5: National Absinthe Day
  • March 15: Espresso Martini Day
  • March 17: St. Patrick’s Day
  • March 21: Vermouth Day
  • March 24: National Cocktail Day
  • March 27: International Whisky Day

National Drinking Days in April

  • April 6: New Beer’s Eve
  • April 7: National Beer Day (not to be confused with International Beer Day in August)
  • April 9: National Gin and Tonic Day
  • April 19: National Amaretto Day

National Drinking Days in May

National Drinking Days in June

  • June 4: National Cognac Day
  • June (2nd Saturday): World Gin Day
  • June 14: National Bourbon Day
  • June (3rd Saturday): National Martini Day
  • June 21: World Lambrusco Day

National Drinking Days in July

  • July (1st Thursday): Thirsty Thursday
  • July (3rd Saturday): National Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day
  • July 3: National Independent Beer Run Day
  • July 7: National Dive Bar Day
  • July 10: National Piña Colada Day
  • July 11: National Mojito Day
  • July 12: National Michelada Day
  • July 14: National Grand Marnier Day
  • July 19: National Daiquiri Day
  • July 24: National Tequila Day
  • July 25: National Wine and Cheese Day
  • July 27: National Scotch Day

National Drinking Days in August

National Drinking Days in September

  • September 7: National Beer Lover’s Day
  • September 20: National Punch Day
  • September 28: National Drink Beer Day

National Drinking Days in October

  • October 1: World Sake Day
  • October 4: National Vodka Day
  • October 16: National Liqueur Day
  • October 19: International Gin and Tonic Day (not to be confused with National Gin and Tonic Day on April 9)
  • October 27: National American Beer Day

National Drinking Days in November

  • November (1st Thursday): International Stout Day
  • November (2nd Thursday): International Tempranillo Day
  • November (3rd Wednesday): National Zinfandel Day
  • November (3rd Thursday): Beaujolais Nouveau Day
  • November (night before the Thanksgiving): Blackout Wednesday a.k.a. Drinksgiving
  • November 8: National Harvey Wallbanger Day
  • November 12: National Happy Hour Day
  • November 18: National Apple Cider Day

National Drinking Days in December

To summarize, the most notable beer holidays are National Beer Day on April 7, International Beer Day on the first Friday in August, National Beer Lover’s Day on September 7, National American Beer Day on October 27 and International Stout Day on November 6.

The biggest wine days of the year are National Drink Wine Day on February 18, National Wine Day on May 25, National White Wine Day on August 4 and National Red Wine Day on August 28.

For hard liquor and cocktails, the biggest days are National Margarita Day on February 22, National Gin and Tonic Day on April 9, World Cocktail Day on May 13, World Whisky Day on the third Saturday in May , National Cognac Day on June 4 and National Vodka Day on October 4.

Which national and international drinking days will you be celebrating this year?


Before You Go:

Did you know that we have a dozen of curated national day lists that you might also want to visit.

We have online and printable National Days Calendars (see the printable calendars in my Etsy shop), National Days for Teachers and National Food Days Calendar and a wide array of special lists such as:

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Last Update: July 19, 2024