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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.

And when the weather starts to get warm like it is now, it’s hard to imagine a day without a cool beverage of some sort, or an icy cold glass of beer.

It is not just during the summer months that beverages play a part in our lives.

From cold Champagne or Prosecco on New Year’s Eve, to a hot spiced wine to celebrate the holidays in December, beverages are something we enjoy all year long.

National Beverage Day is May 6

Many holidays have beverages associated with them. Green beer is popular on St. Patrick’s Day and eggnog is a popular Christmas drink.

We get National Have a Orange Juice Day, National Cosmopolitan Day, National Have a Coke Day and World Cocktail Day in just the first two weeks of this month!

It is only fitting that we would have a national day devoted to enjoying our favorite liquid refreshment!

National days of the year are a fun way to celebrate odd and unusual foods, animals and items that you come into contact with.  Be sure to check out this national day’s guide for more fun days to celebrate.

Fun facts about beverages

Brush up on your knowledge of beverages with these fun facts.Flowers and pink lemonade

  • The earliest mention of a National Beverage Day was in 1921 when “Bottled Carbonated Beverage Day” was named in a trade publication called The Re-Ly-On Bottler.
  • Ads in the 1920’s often referred to “Beverage Day”.
  • The most consumed beverage in the world is tea.
  • Beer takes second place.
  • Water is not considered a beverage!
  • The largest beverage company in the word is Coca Cola.
  • If you shine ultraviolet light on tonic water, it becomes fluorescent, because of the quinine in it. 
  • The first carbonated drinks were made in the United States in 1807. 
  • Dean Martin was often seen carrying a glass of whiskey. In actual fact, he rarely, if ever, drank. The image was just part of his act.
  • The official drink of the USA is bourbon.
  • Contrary to popular belief, red wine is not supposed to be served at room temperature. Head to our wine temperature guide to learn the optimal temperatures to serve and store red and white wine.
  • There are 10 different types of rum, each one with its own flavor profile
  • Lots of children first became entrepreneurs when they opened a lemonade stand near their home.

How to observe National Beverage Day

There are lots of ways to celebrate National Beverage Day. Here are a few ideas to help honor the day:

  • If you’re interested in alcoholic beverages, make sure to check out this list of national cocktail days during the year.
  • Have a worldwide beverage tasting party where each guests brings a beverage associated with a country of their choice.
  • Relax with your significant other and enjoy your favorite beverages.
  • Meet your friends for happy hour to celebrate the day.
  • Treat yourself to a new coffee or tea mug to honor the day.
  • Use a new bartenders set to concoct some cocktails you haven’t tried before.
  • Check out the history of bartending.
  • Try one of the drinks below for a new beverage sensation.
  • Do the word search puzzle for May to see if you can find Beverage Day in it.
  • Use the hashtag #NationalBeverageDay and #BeverageDay to spread the word about the day on social media.  Be sure to add some images of your favorite drinks, too. Here is a tweet to get you started:
Today is #NationalBeverageDay!  Grab a glass of beer, shake up a dirty martini, or enjoy some of your favorite juice. The choice is yours!🥛🍹🍺🍷🧉 Share on X

Try a new beverage!

One of the best ways to celebrate National Beverage Day is with a new beverage that you haven’t tried before. Here are a few ideas:10+ New Beverage Ideas - both alcoholic and non alcoholic.

More national days with a beverage theme

Be sure to also check out these other beverage inspired national days:Glass and limes

There are close to 2000 national days in the year and over 150 of them are celebrated in May. To see them all,  have a look at this post to discover more about the national days in May.

Is food your thing? Each day of the month has a food or drink associated with it, too. You’ll find all the May food holidays here.

Pin this post for National Beverage Day for later

Would you like a reminder of this post for National Beverage Day? Just pin this image to one of your drink boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.

Watch our YouTube Video to learn about more food and drink days in May.

Get some new recipes to try for National Beverage day

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