What cocktails are named, created, or in some other sense may be used by Catholics to celebrate their liturgical year?
St. Basil (January 1st, 2nd and 30th)
And now for some innovations in the world of liturgical mixology. We created the Great Basil in honor of St. Basil the Great, a fourth-century Greek Father and Doctor of the Church. Ingredients for ...
According to The Christmas Encyclopedia it may have originated from a posset, a hot drink with eggs, milk, and some form of alcohol (more on sack posset here).
Alton Brown agrees:
The word nog was an Old English term for ale, and a noggin was the cup from whence it was drunk.
Although most Americans think of eggnog as something they get out of a ...
Eggnog appears in grocery stores in (at least) the US from late November through early January. Whether it's specifically a holiday drink or more generally a seasonal one is unclear.
According to the Wikipedia page, eggnog gained its holiday association in the 18th century in the US:
The drink crossed the Atlantic to the British colonies during the ...
Here goes a more traditional way at looking at this question! And yes, I do enjoy Super Query Lad's answer very much. To each his own.
For those of you who desire more traditional named beers for Easter, here is a small sampling that are available at various places around the globe.
Let us start with the Season with these:
The Bruery Saison De Lente
There are definitely Easter-themed beers. Though, no official beer-style when it comes to the holiday, it seems... (Barring all "hoppy" puns) Everything goes; from Pilsner to Porter.
The best beers to enjoy with your Easter egg - The Telegraph
Top 5 Easter Beers - KegWorks
The Easter Beer Festival also showcases ciders and perries; the Spring season seems ...
In the United States, there are several Drinking Holidays. Here's a list from this site: (I'm highlighting some of my favorites :)
National Hot Tea Month
January 1: National Bloody Mary Day
January 11: National Hot Toddy Day
January 17: National Hot Buttered Rum Day
January 17: **National Bootlegger’s Day**
January 18: National Gourmet Coffee ...
According to the wiki that you linked:
The earliest reference to Epiphany as a Christian feast was in A.D. 361, by Ammianus Marcellinus.
So, it would be pertinent to drink wines made from Italian grapes since the feast was held within the time of the Roman Empire.
More particularly, you might pick a grape variety from a list of ancient grapes from which ...
Another possible answer for this question could be Drunkard's Thursday.
It is celebrated on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday by Syrian Catholics.
Syrian Catholics have celebrated the day as "Drunkard's Thursday" with dolmas as the traditional food. - Fat Thursday
Now there is the Newfoundland thing. You know Tibb's Eve (sometime called St Tibb's Eve) which occurs in Newfoundland and Labrador every December 23, on the eve of Christmas Eve.
Tibb’s Eve. Tipp’s Eve. Tip’s Eve. Even Tipsy Eve. It doesn’t matter what you call it – it’s December 23rd in Newfoundland and it’s time to have a drink.
Every year on the ...
If you wanted to stick with the Lenten theme and wanted to stay traditional and you lived in Munich Germany and you were a monk working at a monastery, you would be drinking Doppelbock beer. I'm not a big fan of beer in the morning, but hey it's up to you.
I would more likely be drinking a glass of Champagne, or even better a Mimosa or the best morning ...
Some people might like wine with their pancakes on Shrove Tuesday.
Seeing that Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent, please allow me to make two recommendations.
My first recommendation would be mead. Mead would be a fitting drink to ease the knowledge that tomorrow is the start of the traditional 40 days of fasting.
My second drink would be a nice good ...
I tend to think of drinks with scary names. Specifically you could serve Zombie Dust from 3 Floyds Brewing which has the advantage of being a really excellent beer.
A Google search for "Halloween themed beer" will yield several articles with similarly scary named beers such as here and here.
Lastly, there is the Pumpkin Ale beer style.
Why not try this chillischnaps liquor: Kehlenschneider. It has an 80% ABV and is a real evil drink if taken in untamed quantities!
Kehlenschneider is of German origin and means throat slicer and some say it is the hottest liquor/liqueur in the world.
Caution: This is one hot drink and is made with extremely hot peppers.
There are a few Easter beers in Germany. In 2017 these beers were available:
This list is a) not full, b) changes every year because not every brewery brews its Easter beer every year.
Adding yet another possibility for everyone, but this time I would like to make the national drinking day an international drinking day: International Beer Day (IBD).
International Beer Day (IBD) is a celebration on the first Friday of every August founded in 2007 in Santa Cruz, California. Since its inception, International Beer Day has grown from a ...
In The Netherlands we have Kingsday.
King’s Day may well be the best party in Holland. On 27 April, we celebrate King Willem Alexander’s birthday with music, street parties, flea markets, and fun fairs. The king himself travels through the country with his family. On the night before King’s Day, King’s Night is celebrated with music shows in The Hague ...