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Tea Facts – 10+ Interesting Facts About Tea & Must Have Tea Accessories

No matter what kind of tea you like, iced or hot, these tea facts are for you! Some are downright unbelievable, but they really are true! Below you’ll learn answers to questions like “what is the most expensive tea?”, “is herbal tea really tea?”, and more. Let’s get started! At Always the Holidays, we love …

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National Cocktail Day – March 24 – Raise a Glass to Celebrate

There are many national days of the year devoted to alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.  Can’t make up your mind which one to celebrate? Why not raise a glass to all of them on National Cocktail Day – March 24? It’s always interesting to celebrate a national day that focuses on alcohol.  I seem to learn new …

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World Bartender Day – Bartending Facts, History, and Cocktail Recipes

If you love cocktails, World Bartender Day is for you. This February 24 national day post is filled with bartending facts, history & recipes! Read on to learn who the “father of bartending” is, how much to tip your bartender, ways to celebrate this national day and a list of delicious cocktails! This post may …

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National Cafe Au Lait Day – February 17 National Day- Cafe Au Lait Recipe

If you love coffee, National Cafe Au Lait Day is for you! Read on for a cafe au lait recipe, and more info on this February 17 national day. Maybe you’re a die hard espresso fan, or maybe you like a strong cup of Irish coffee. No matter your coffee preference, join us in celebrating …

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National Irish Coffee Day – Fun Facts and the Irish Coffee Original Recipe

Baby, it’s cold outside! Grab a mug and get read to warm up with the Irish coffee original recipe, to celebrate National Irish Coffee Day. Irish coffee is equal parts delicious, boozy, caffeinated, and comforting. It’s no surprise that there is a national day to celebrate it! Read on to learn more about the day …

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Love Potion Cocktail – Valentine’s Day Romantic Drink Recipe

Valentine’s day is a special day to show your love of another person in your life in a special way. One way to do this is with fancy cocktail recipes. This simple Love Potion Cocktail is easy to make and so pretty to look at, too. Pink is such a romantic color.  It is perfect …

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National Espresso Day – History of Espresso, Fun Facts & Espresso Myths

National Espresso Day is a holiday dedicated to this delicious caffeinated beverage. Grab your espresso and read on to learn more about the day! Whether you like your espresso served as a shot, or in a latte, National Espresso Day is for you! This drink has a history as rich as its flavor, so let’s …

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Apple Cider Day – Fun Facts, Ways to Celebrate, and Apple Cider Recipes

Apple Cider Day was created to celebrate this delicious drink and its many varieties. Whichever version you prefer, let’s celebrate it today! When I think of fall, I think of pumpkin carving, caramel apples, cooler temperatures and apple cider! Fittingly, Apple Cider Day falls right in the middle of fall. This post may contain affiliate …

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Vampire Cocktail with Licorice Spider Garnish – Halloween Drink Idea

This Vampire cocktail is pure fun, easy to make and sure to get your adult Halloween party started in a spooky way. The whimsical licorice spider makes the perfect garnish for this Halloween drink. I love experimenting with spooky Halloween cocktails. They put us in a child-like mood and give us a chance be more …

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Ghostbuster Cocktail for Halloween with Spooky Whipped Cream Ghosts

This Ghostbuster cocktail is pure fun, easy to make and full of creamy flavors of Kahlua and Bailey’s Irish Cream. The whimsical whipped cream ghost make the perfect garnish for this Halloween drink. I love experimenting with spooky Halloween cocktails. They put us in a fun mood and let us be more like a kid …

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Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe for Halloween With a Lime Devil Garnish

Halloween is right around the corner and that means that it’s time to get devilish! This recipe for a Bloody Mary Cocktail has a whimsical lime devil garnish that is the perfect alternative to the normal stalk of celery. A traditional Bloody Mary is often served at breakfast or brunch. It is such a popular …

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Pina Colada Origin – History and Facts About The Popular Tropical Cocktail

Have you been curious about the Pina Colada origin? Keep reading to find out the history behind the drink and learn some facts about how this popular tropical cocktail came to be. The Pina Colada Origin  There’s some controversy as to whether pirates or bartenders invented the cocktail, so let’s start from the beginning.  Research shows …

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National Martini Day – June 19 – Fun Facts and Recipes

Stir together some gin and vermouth and add an olive to garnish. June 19 is National Martini Day! Join us to discover some history about the martini and learn about the various types to enjoy. No matter whether you enjoy your martini shaken or stirred, wet or dry or any of the other variations, today …

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National Mint Julep Day – May 30 – Fun Facts, Recipes and History

If you are looking for a cocktail that is pure summer in a glass, you’ll enjoy celebrating National Mint Julep Day – honored each year on May 30. A Mint Julep is a drink that is mentioned in the movie Gone with the Wind, and is considered a Southern Drink. It is sugary and minty …

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What’s in a Pina Colada? – Is Coconut Cream or Coconut Milk Better?

Have you ever tried a Piña Colada?  If you haven’t, you definitely should.  It’s a tropical rum based cocktail from Puerto Rico that beautifully showcases the flavors of pineapple and coconut. You may like to drink them, but do you know what’s in a pina colada? What’s In A Pina Colada Piña coladas are a …

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National Beverage Day – May 6 – Time to Drink Up!

May 6 is celebrated each year as National Beverage Day.  No matter your preferred choice of drink, today is the day to sit back, grab a glass and enjoy your favorite beverage. Beverages play a big part in our lives, whether it is nourishment in liquid form, or a way to enjoy entertaining with friends. …

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National Cosmopolitan Day – May 7 – Fun Facts & History

May 7 is National Cosmopolitan Day.  Better known as the “Cosmo,” the drink is a combination of vodka, triple sec, lime juice, and cranberry juice. There are slight variations on the recipe (I like mine with some orange liquor as well) but a drink devised in 1987 by bartender, Toby Cecchini is the one that …

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Easter Midnight Kiss Cocktail – Easter Themed Cocktails

Easter is not just for the kids with this yummy cocktail recipe.  This pretty drink is one that I call an Easter Midnight Kiss Cocktail.  It conjures up thoughts of a romantic evening for two before the fun of Easter egg hunts the next morning. If you enjoy making and drinking cocktails, be sure to …

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The Irish Coffee Origin Story – Its History & the Irish Coffee Original Recipe

Did you know, Irish coffee wouldn’t exist without flying boats, a humorous chef, & bad weather? Read to learn the Irish coffee origin story! Both Ireland and America have played a part in Irish coffee history. There’s even a national day dedicated to Irish coffee called National Irish Coffee Day. Let’s learn all about what …

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National Hot Buttered Rum Day – January 17 – Comforting Winter Drink

Even though the season of holiday cocktails is behind us, the desire for something warm and comforting to drink during the cold is not. This is when National Hot Buttered Rum Day on January 17 will warm us to the bones. For another hot drink day, check out National Hot Chocolate Day on January 31. …

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DIY Spider Ice Cubes – Spooky Halloween Drink Idea

There are all sorts of Halloween inspired cocktails out there but using bugs in ice cubes turn any drink into a scary concoction. These spider ice cubes are simple to make and so effective at setting a mood at your next adult Halloween party. If you enjoy making and drinking cocktails, be sure to check …

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National Beer Day – April 7 – Fun Beer Facts and Recipes

Beer lovers take note! April 7 is celebrated as national beer day.  It’s a day to pour yourself a cold glass and celebrate with friends. Did you know that the origin of beer day dates back to the prohibition era? So many national days revolve around food and drink. Don’t know what they are?  Be …

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Michelada Cocktail – Perfect for Cinco de Mayo

Are you ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?  I have a delicious cocktail recipe that is perfect for this day.  It is called a Michelada cocktail and it’s sort of like a Mexican bloody Mary, but without the vodka.  This drink uses your favorite beer instead. Bloody Mary cocktails are fun to tinker with any …

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Halloween Party Idea – Pumpkin Drink Holder

Time for a fun Halloween party project.  Don’t stick the party drinks in a plain ice bucket. Instead use a pumpkin to make this unique pumpkin drink holder that will delight your adult Halloween party guests. Gather a pumpkin and grab a few tools, and within minutes, you can create this fun drink holder that will …

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