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International Beer Day

Beer Bernard 1August 5 is International Beer Day!

International Beer Day, founded in 2007,  is a global celebration of the second most popular beverage in the world: beer! International Beer Day festivities take place in pubs, clubs, bars, restaurants, breweries, backyards and anywhere else you can enjoy a cold one.

However, International Beer Day isn’t just about celebrating beer:

International Beer Day is our chance to let the breweries and bars of the world know how much we appreciate them, all while participating in one of the best activities ever – drinking beer! Perhaps even more than the beverage itself, International Beer Day is about celebrating the establishments who produce it, sell it and give folks a place to enjoy it.”

- Internationalbeerday.com

So celebrating International Beer Day involves more than just drinking beer. To make sure you successfully fulfill the holiday’s purpose, follow Internationalbeerday.com’s guidelines for celebrating the holiday.

Cheers!

Sources: internationalbeerday.com
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National Punch Day

September 20 is National Punch Day!

Before you start punching your friends in the arm (and get knocked out yourself for it), National Punch Day is a celebration of punch the beverage, not the other kind of punch. Punch is a type of beverage that is primarily made up of fruit juices and may be drunk with or without alcohol.

Did You Know…The original punch, made in India, contained the ingredients alcohol, sugar, lemon, water and tea or spices. Learn more about the history of punch by clicking here.

Celebrate National Punch Day by making some homemade punch! Click here to find the perfect punch for your taste.

 

Sources: punchbowl.com, holidayinsights.com, wikipedia.org
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The “Pepsi-Cola” Name is Created

Although Pepsi was created by Caleb Davis Bradham  in 1893, the popular soda didn’t get the name “Pepsi-Cola” until August 28, 1898.

Bradham created Pepsi in his pharmacy, “Bradham Drug Company,” by blending together carbonated water, sugar, pepsin, kola nut extract, and vanilla. The carbonated beverage was called “Brad’s Drink” until 1898 when Bradham changed the name to “Pepsi-Cola” (after two ingredients: pepsin and cola).

Celebrate the birth of “Pepsi-Cola” by enjoying a cold Pepsi while learning more about its history. If you live in or near New Bern, North Carolina, visit the Pepsi Store, the actual site where Pepsi was created.

Did you know…Bradham invented Pepsi believing that it was a healthy drink that would boost energy and aid in digestion because of the pepsin enzymes. Pepsi was even marketed as such beginning in 1903, when the soft drink’s theme line was changed to “Exhilarating, Invigorating, Aids Digestion.”

Sources: Pepsi Store, Wikipedia

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National Lemonade Day

August 20 is National Lemonade Day!

Lemonade is a classic sweet and sour but cool and refreshing summer beverage consisting of lemon juice, water and sugar. However, the term “lemonade” can refer to “clear” lemonade, “cloudy” lemonade or “fizzy” lemonade, depending on what part of the world you live in. Learn more about lemonade around the world by clicking here.

While you can certainly make lemonade with a powdered mix, which is the most common type of lemonade in the U.S., take the time to make freshly squeezed lemonade in honor of this refreshing beverage. We’ll even pass along a lemonade recipe that contains the secret to making the perfect lemonade!

 

Sources: punchbowl.com, wikipedia.org
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National Pina Colada Day

July 10 is National Pina Colada Day!Piña Colada

A pina colada, which translates into “strained pineapple” in Spanish, is a rum-based cocktail that originated from Puerto Rico. Other core ingredients include cream of coconut and pineapple juice.

There’s no better time to celebrate this refreshing, tropical beverage than smack dab in the middle of the summertime. Whip up a blended or shaken pina colada, garnish with a tropically fragrant pineapple slice, lounge next to the pool and pretend the splash of water is the rush of waves on a secluded beach. Check out one of the recipes below!

Pina Colada

Pina Colada (made with vanilla ice cream…yum!)

Slimmed Pina Coladas (aka the healthier version)

And if you’re feeling really festive – or just really like pineapple and coconut flavored foods and drinks – bake a Pina Colada Cake!

 

Sources: punchbowl.com, wikipedia.com

 

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