Each month Chilled presents you with five essential cocktails based on our National Drink Day Calendar. Don’t forget to reference it so you can prepare for the upcoming holidays.
As the summer closes out and the chaos dies down, take this opportunity to refresh your bar menu. Fall cocktails can be comforting, sweet, and savory, so no matter what the next patron is looking to drink, it’s sure to be featured at the bar. Get ready for an abundance of fall-inspired cocktails to hit the bars near you. Here are five cocktails you should try during September.
A coffee cocktail combines everyone’s favorites: a quick pick-me-up and booze. On National Coffee Ice Cream Day (9/6), celebrate with this creamy, coffee-forward drink. Dessert cocktails are making a comeback, so offer your guests this twist on the Italian classic instead of serving a scoop of ice cream.
If you’ve never heard of Cachaça, it’s time to learn. Although it’s not technically a rum, the spirit is made from pure sugarcane, giving it similar properties to a Brazilian rum. On September 13, give a toast to National Cachaça Day with a sweet and tart cocktail. Adding avocado to a cocktail gives it a rich and creamy flavor.
Even though it’s September, we may still have some summer-like days. In that case, serve up this perfect rum cocktail for National Rum Punch Day (9/20) and allow those who still want that summer freshness to enjoy it. This punch is refreshing and hydrating, perfect for a warm and breezy afternoon. The best part about this drink is it can be made in large batches—perfect for big gatherings or crowds.
Beer cocktails have become increasingly popular in the past year. Serve up the Dessert Clove for National Drink Beer Day on September 28 instead of offering a cold one from the tap. It’s a great transition from summer to fall cocktails with its notes of spice and smokiness. Not only is a beer cocktail something different than what might already be on the bar menu, but it also gives the mixologists time to experiment and have fun.
It’s the month of caffeine around here. On National Coffee Day (9/29), serve your guests something extra special to celebrate the day. It’s creamy from the whipped cream, and the citrus garnish compliments the coffee flavor. This hot cocktail will make the transition from summer to fall seamless.