5 Cocktails to Make for National Cocktail Day 2022
National Cocktail Day 2022 is March 24 so cheers to everyone like me who can’t resist having a cute, Instagrammable cocktail anytime they’re at a restaurant. Robert always laughs at me whenever I order one because he says I wait until it’s watered-down to finally drink it. TBH, I’m just waiting for my meal to come out so I can get my picture featuring the whole thing. I don’t want to take the pic and not have the drink!
Anywho, there’s a couple places in Tampa with National Cocktail Day 2022 plans:
Tampa’s American Social is offering discounted, hand-crafted cocktails all day! From 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m., choose from an array of AmSo cocktails from sweet and spicy to light and tropical for $8 each. Cocktails on the menu include the classics Hibiscus Mule, Grey Line, or the Cactus Pear Mojito.
601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Unit 107, Tampa,. americansocialbar.com.
The popular Ybor City hotel welcomes guests and locals to celebrate the big day with a twist on a classic cocktail: the Watermelon Pina Mojito, a seamless blend of tropical, curated flavors of watermelon, muddled mint, and pineapple. Stop by their Flor Fina restaurant for a sip of the mojito priced at $12.
1412 E 7th Ave., Tampa, 813-568-1200. hotelhaya.com.
But if you’re looking for something to make at home, here are some options:
Watermelon Moscow Mule
A sweeter take on the Moscow Mule, this was a fun drink to make plus it paired well with the myriad chicken wings and other Super Bowl foods Robert made that day.
If you’re a real mixologist, why not try a colorful, tropical and sweet cocktail. The dehydrated pineapple and saffron is a good garnish to contrast a bit with the drink.
Red Wine Sangria
You can’t go wrong with a classic sangria; it’s one of the ultimate drinks for a girl’s night in. Personally, I like to sip on a couple glasses when I get the craving.
One fruit I really enjoy eating are strawberries and who doesn’t enjoy a frozen alcoholic drink occasionally? Daiquiries take me back to dinners on cruise ships or a night in with Robert.
A fancier cocktail for National Cocktail Day 2022. If I made this, I’d make sure I’m wearing my finest silk robe and bask in all the luxury in my home…on the couch…in front of the tv watching The First 48.