Showing posts with label Drinks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Drinks. Show all posts

Whiskey Day- March 27

The whiskey drink has a very long history, dating back to the 15th century at least.

The name of the alcoholic drink comes from the Celtic languages, which are called "whiskey come" (uisge beatha in Irish or uisge baugh Scottish Gaelic): "water of life" (in Latin: Aqua Vitae).

Whiskey is the result of the process of distillation of various types of grains after they have undergone the process of lentil (drying the seeds of the grain after sprouting in high heat). The distilled liquid is aged in oak barrels.

Whiskey is one of the drinks with the highest alcohol content - most whiskey brands have 40 percent alcohol.

The whiskey is drunk in a special glass - a lowball cup with ice cubes.

Why celebrate International Whiskey Day on March 27?

International Whiskey Day was celebrated for the first time in 2009 at the Scotch Festival in North Holland, after it was announced in 2008. the day was founded in honor of Michael Jackson. No, not Michael Jackson R.I.P, the king of pop, but Michael Jackson, another famous English writer and journalist known for his love for whiskey, whose purpose was not only to raise awareness of whiskey and its charms but also to spread awareness of Parkinson's disease Jackson suffered in his late years. Michael Jackson died in 2007.  

How to celebrate International Whiskey Day?

You can celebrate with a small glass of whiskey, if you are allowed to legally. It is possible to donate to Parkinson's patients and to study the disease.

Whiskey in the jar, a traditional Irish song originating in the mountains of southern Ireland in the 1950s, by many artists (such as the Dubliners, Metelica, etc.) tells of a man who was betrayed by his wife and asks to take comfort in whiskey on tap.

March 27 is also World Theatre Day

Margarita Day- February 22

Today is Margarita Day, an alcoholic beverage that is basically a family of tequila-based cocktails, shaken in a shaker or mixed in a blender with ice.
The classic Margarita cocktail, officially recognized by the International Bartenders Association, consists of 35 ml of tequila, 15 ml of lime juice and 20 ml of Cointrea liqueur.
Margarita has a special cup named after her, in which the cocktail is served with her lip coated in a salt crown.

The margarita is said to have come from the name Margaret, and one of the hypotheses is that it was invented especially for the Sigfield dancer Marjorie King ("Margaret"), who used to cross the border from California to Mexico during the dry season in the USA in the 1930s, to drink it. Carlos " Danny Herrera is the one who created the recipe for the margarita Brancho La Gloria in Tijuana.
Another claim is that it was invented in Galveston, Texas by Santos Cruz for his favorite patron, singer Patti Lee.
There are two types of margarita:
Frozen margarita served as hail and consisting of natural fruit centers, tequila and orange liqueur, and smoked margarita that also includes 15 ml of scales and a crown of salt made from smoked salt.

A glass of margarita (Link)

February 22 is also Be Humble Day

Irish Coffee Day- January 25

On January 25, 1942, several passengers crossed the ocean to the bar at the airport in Poins, West Ireland, where Joe Sheridan worked as a barman. To warm and wake them up, he served them a drink containing 40 ml of Irish whiskey, 80 ml of hot brewed coffee, 30 ml of cream and a spoon of brown sugar, and served it in a glass cup with a high leg.
The tourists drank the drink and enjoyed it very much. They asked the bartender if it was Brazilian coffee and he replied that "no, it's Irish coffee."
Since millions of gourmet diners enjoy the warm and delicious drink and this superb fragrant combination that contains a stimulating coffee and warming whiskey.

In the picture: A classic Irish Cup - Link

Bloody Mary day- January 1

Bloody Mary Day is celebrated for the Bloody Mary drink, a cocktail made of vodka, tomato juice and other spices.

It is commonly believed that the drink was named after Queen Mary of England, Mary Bloody Mary, because during her rule she brutally executed hundreds of Protestant Christians in order to bring the English back to Catholic Christianity after her father, Henry VIII, (And executed hundreds of English Catholics in horrific ways).

In the picture: A 1910 painting of Mary I entered London in 1553, with her sister Elizabeth behind her. The painter: John Biam Shaw.

There are those who believe that the drink is named after Mary Pickford, who appeared in silent films during the period when the cinema was only a motion picture.

In the photo: Mary Pickford

The reason for choosing January 1 as the Bloody Mary day is probably because it is described as the perfect remedy against the hangover (although it contains alcohol), and many people suffer from hangover the day after New Year's Eve.

The Bloody Mary is served with a slice of lemon or stirring made of plastic or a carrot / celery stick.  

French brewer Fernand Petiot claimed he invented the drink in 1921 when he worked in New York in a pub called Harry's Bar, frequented by writer Ernst Hemingway and other American expatriates at the time.  

The veterinarian who became a writer, James Rawlins, claimed that the drink had been invented at Hemingway Bar at the Ritz Hotel in Paris. In a gossip column in the New York Herald Tribune, it was written on December 2, 1939, that the drink had been invented at the bar of Club 21 in New York, just before 1939, by the actor George Jessel who came to the place regularly and asked for vodka with Tomato juice. Another version says the drink was also invented at Club 21 in New York, in the 1930s, by bartender Henry Zbickiewicz.   

How to celebrate Bloody Mary Day?  

The best and easiest way is to invite some friends to drink Bloody Mary. Even if you have never drunk your drink, this is your chance to try the one of the most popular alcoholic drinks in the world.

Bloody Mary day

Bloody Mary day

January 1 is also Polar Bear Plunge Day and  Euro Day

International Tea Day- December 15

International Tea Day is a day marked every year since 2005 by countries that produce tea like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Uganda, India and Tanzania.

The purpose of the International Tea Day is to raise the global attention of governments and citizens to the impact of tea on world trade, working conditions and growth, and to seek fair price and trade support.

  In 2015, the Indian government offered to extend the tea day celebration to an international day marked by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). 

In honor of International Tea Day, here are some interesting facts about tea:

The origin of the tea is in East Asian countries, especially China.

There is a legend that in 2737 BC, Sheng, the second emperor of China, discovered the tea when leaves fell into his boiling water pot.

There are about 1,500 kinds of tea and even more. So when you ask for tea, you need to be very specific about the type you are asking for because there are more than 1,500 options.

Although there are 1,500 varieties of tea, they are derived from only six main varieties: white, yellow, oolong, green, black and post-fermented.

The plant from which all types of tea come from is Chinese camellia.

After water, tea is the second most consumed drink in the world.

Tasting tea is not an easy job. You should have a sharp eye for the tea leaves, a pointy taste for the brewed tea, a delicate touch for the tea leaves, and a well-developed sense of smell to determine if the aroma of tea is good or not.

The same kind of tea will not always taste the same. The taste of the tea depends largely on the temperature at which it is picked, the taste of the water and when it was poured. The Chinese recommend drinking tea with fresh water from lakes and rivers.

Tea is not only healthy. It also helps in healing cuts, removing odors (even body odors for that matter), using fertilizer, cleaning floor and perfect meat marinade.

Tea became Britain's national drink in the mid-18th century.

The British drink about 165 million cups of tea a day. That amounts to 62 billion cups a year.

In the United States, about 644,000 kilograms of tea are consumed every day.

The national drink of Iran and Afghanistan is tea.

Tea is used as a mosquito repellent. If you don't want mosquitoes in the house, pour tea leaves and their smell at home will keep them away.

Lipton tea is the most popular brand of tea, and is the best-selling in the world. His factory is located in Jebel Ali, Dubai, and produces at least 5 billion tea bags a year.

3 million tons of tea is produced annually around the world.

The most expensive tea meal in history was held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Hong Kong, costing $ 8,888 per couple.

The tea bags and Ice tea were invented in the United States in 1904.

From a pound of tea leaves you can make more than 200 cups of tea.

The most popular tea in the world is black tea. 75% of tea use is done in this type.

Tea and herbal teas are two different things. The tea is extracted from the Chinese Camellia plant while the herbal tea is extracted from various herbs or fruits.

Before the 19th century, solid pieces of tea were used as currency in Siberia.

In Western countries, they began drinking tea 400 years ago, while in Eastern countries they began drinking it 4,000 years ago.


Which cup is more fun to drink than the mad cup from Alice's cheerful tea party in Wonderland? (Link)

December 15 is also Cupcake day

Punch Day- September 20

The name of the drink Punch comes from the Hindi word "punch", meaning five.

On the day of the punch, celebrate with the traditional punch drink, which uses five ingredients - alcohol (usually rum or airy drinks), lemon (or other fruits), sugar, water, and tea (or other spices, eg cinnamon).

The punch is served cold or hot, and it is also possible without alcohol.

The source of the punch is in India. He arrived in England by sailors and workers of the British East India Company at the beginning of the 17th century. Later it was distributed to other European countries. The advantage was that when you prepare a large amount and share it, it is cheaper than a regular alcoholic cocktail.

Since then there has been a lot of punch around the world, and it has spread to other countries such as the Caribbean, Korea and Mexico and has become a traditional refreshment at parties served in large large bowls.

Round Punch bowl (source)

First Friday in August - International Beer Day

International Beer Day is celebrated every first Friday in August every year around the world. International Beer Day was founded in 2007 in Santa Cruz, California and since then has become an international day celebrated in many cities around the world to gather friends and enjoy the beer, celebrate with the brewers and unite the world under the flag of the beer at a united nations celebration. People celebrate beer day by buying beer and for their friends and for themselves.

International Beer Day began as a celebration at the local bar of the festival's founders, and was expanded to a worldwide event.


The celebrations are held throughout the United States, as well as in Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, England, France, Greece, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand , The Philippines, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Venezuela.

In honor of International Beer Day, here are some nice and interesting facts about beer you might not have known:

In 1814, a huge wave of beer swept through London, where 1,470,000!!! Liters of beer flooded Tottenham Court in the city. The flood was caused by an explosion at the Meux and Company Brewery. Two houses and a wall in the Tavistock Arms pub were destroyed in the beer wave, in which one of the young women was caught. Because the brewery operated in a poor area of London, the homes of many families who lived in cellars were flooded with beer and eight people drowned to death. The brewery was closed down and destroyed in 1922. The Dominion Theater is in its place these days.

The light spoils the beer.


George Washington had a brewery on his land in Mount Vernon.

Builders of the pyramids in Egypt were paid for their work in beer: one gallon (4 liters) a day.

The oldest beer recipe found is 4,000 years ago and belongs to the Sumers.

Beer and marijuana are cousins; the beer hops are in the same family of flowers as the marijuana plants.

In the Middle Ages beer was consumed more than water.


Save water drink beer pillow - Link

At any given time, 0.7% of the world's people are intoxicated. That means 50 million people are drunk now.

Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass.

The longest hangover in the world lasted 4 weeks after Scotty consumed 60 pounds of beer.

In the world's most strong beer there is 67.5% of alcohol: Snake Venom of Brewmeister.

Snails love beer. But don't let them drink it because it will kill them.

Amsterdam pays alcoholics to clean the streets in beer: 5 cans of beer a day, plus 10 euros and tobacco.


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