Each month, Chilled brings you five must-have cocktails based on our National Drinking Day Calendar. Do not forget to reference it to prepare for the next vacation.
As summer winds down and the chaos subsides, take this opportunity to refresh your bar menu. Fall cocktails can be comforting, sweet and savory, so whatever the next customer is looking to drink, it’s sure to be presented at the bar. Get ready for an abundance of fall-inspired cocktails at bars near you. Here are five cocktails to try in September.
A coffee cocktail combines everyone’s favorites: a quick pick-me-up and an alcoholic drink. On National Coffee Ice Cream Day (9/6), celebrate with this creamy coffee drink. Dessert cocktails are making a comeback, so offer your guests this version of the Italian classic instead of serving a scoop of ice cream.
If you’ve never heard of Cachaça, it’s time to learn. Although not technically a rum, the spirit is made from pure sugar cane, giving it similar properties to a Brazilian rum. On September 13, toast National Cachaça Day with a sweet-tangy cocktail. Adding avocado to a cocktail gives it a rich, creamy flavor.
Even though it is September, we may still have summer days. Then serve this perfect rum cocktail for National Rum Punch Day (9/20) and allow those who still want this summer freshness to enjoy it. This punch is refreshing and hydrating, perfect for a hot and windy afternoon. The best part about this drink is that it can be made in large batches, perfect for large gatherings or crowds.
Beer cocktails have become increasingly popular over the past year. Serve clove dessert for National Beer Day on September 28 instead of offering a cold one on tap. It’s a great transition between summer and fall cocktails with its spicy and smoky notes. Not only is a beer cocktail something different from what might already be on the bar menu, but it also gives mixologists time to experiment and have fun.
It’s caffeine month here. On National Coffee Day (9/29), serve your guests something very special to celebrate this day. The whipped cream is creamy and the citrus topping complements the flavor of the coffee. This hot cocktail will ease the transition from summer to fall.