Aspen Times Weekly Libation: Reasons to drink in 2016 |

Aspen Times Weekly Libation: Reasons to drink in 2016

by Jeanne McGovern

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We know, we know … the New Year often means resolutions to stop drinking — or at least cut back. And while we fully support making healthy choices, this column is, after all, called "Libations" for a reason. So, no quitting here. And if cutting back is deemed necessary, we offer you a handful of specific reasons to celebrate in the first quarter of 2016 (there are plenty of similar ones to round out the year at Keep your eyes on these pages as the weeks unfold for reviews of these "national" holiday beverages and our favorite recipes.


OK, we missed the first two (but think they’re funny so just had to share), but here are days worth marking on your calendar in the coming weeks and months:

Jan. 1: National Hangover Day

Jan. 3: National Drinking Straw Day

Jan. 17: National Hot Buttered Rum Day

Jan. 25: National Irish Coffee Day

Feb. 22: National Margarita Day

Feb. 27: National Kahlua Day

March 4: Mulled Wine Day