International Stout Day
1st Thursday in November is International Stout Day, celebrating an international selection of beers notably strong and robust in flavor, primarily made from unmalted roasted barley. Best paired in a pub with Guiness Beef Sliders. https://www.outwriterbooks.com/eating-out/guiness-burger-sliders
Triple Sec Of Curaçao.
"Sec" is the French word for dry, but when referring to liqueurs it means distilled. Triple Sec, therefor is a triple-distilled orange liqueur. https://www.outwriterbooks.com/outrider-reading-group/triple-sec-of-curaao
National Liqueur Day
October 16. A good day to explore the wide range of fine liqueurs, from Amaretto and Crème de Menthe to Grand Marnier, Limoncello and St-Germain. https://www.goodspiritsonline.com/liqueur.html
National Rum Day
National Rum Day is August 16 Captain Jack Sparrow is no role model for a slew of reasons, the man knew a good tipple when he tasted it. And he would likely appreciate a holiday dedicated to his favorite libation. http://www.goodspiritsonline.com/rum.html
Here's How To... Taste Whiskey
"A whiskey from a shot glass will taste slightly different from the same liquid in a wine glass or a whiskey snifter. Depending on its shape, the glass will hold the alcohol and aromas in distinctive ways, and because smell is a large part of how we taste, the glass affects the entire whiskey experience." http://www.farmersmarketonline.com/bk/DrinkMoreWhiskey.htm#Whiskey_Tasting
Native to Kentucky, but legally distilled anywhere in America, bourbon is a straight whiskey made from at least 51% corn grain mash and aged in new, charred oak barrels. https://farmersmarketonline.com/guides/bourbon.html
Good Pubs for a New Year in the UK
The 2020 edition of The Good Pub Guide reviews and lists over 5,000 pubs in the United Kingdom. https://www.outwriterbooks.com/outrider-reading-group/good-pubs-for-a-new-year-in-the-uk
Cocktails At Christmas.
December 15, 5:30-7:30pm at Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown, Virginia. A spirited holiday party featuring Christmas music, hor d’oeuvres, and cocktails featuring Belle Grove 1797 Whiskey. https://www.outwriterbooks.com/food-festivals/cocktails-at-christmas
Valley Forge Beer And Cider Festival
Valley Forge Beer And Cider Festival in Oaks, Pennsylvania Saturday, December 14, 12:30 - 6:30pm. Showcasing more than 75 breweries and 150 cideries. https://www.outwriterbooks.com/food-festivals/valley-forge-beer-and-cider-festival
Christmas Cookie Cocktail.
December 4 is National Cookie Day. Toast the day with a Christmas Cookie Cocktail. https://www.goodspiritsonline.com/cocktails/ChristmasCookieCocktail.html
28 November is National French Toast Day. Celebrate with a French Toast cocktail. Tastes much like its namesake, but not recommended as a substitute for breakfast. http://www.goodspiritsonline.com/cocktails/FrenchToast.html
What's Mixing With All Day Cocktails.
Aussie mixologists Shaun Byrne and Nick Tesar concocted this fresh collection of cocktails low on alcohol but high on sustainably grown seasonal fruits, veggies, herbs and nuts. Designed for “clean lifers” seeking healthy options, their recipes are meant to look and taste exciting while being easy on the liver. https://thebookstallblog.blogspot.com/2019/11/good-spirits-whats-mixing-with-all-day.html
November 24 is Carménère Day. Celebrating a Chilean wine variety thought to be extinct until 1994; officially recognized as a distinct variety in 1998. https://www.farmersmarketonline.com/holiday.htm