Get Ready for National Happy Hour Day!

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November 12 may not be an official, federal holiday but it should be. Why is that? Because it’s National Happy Hour Day! To help get you ready for this holy holiday we’ve highlighted 6 sensational cocktail recipes from our extensive collection, one each for gin, vodka, rum, bourbon, tequila, beer and wine (don’t worry, the math adds up). And since we love to snack while we’re enjoying a cocktail – and because some bars operate in areas that prohibit discounting alcohol beverages – we’ve also included 6 great bar food recipes.

To paraphrase Louis Pasteur, fortune favors the prepared. So, prepare yourself to make a fortune on this hallowed holiday by making certain you have the necessary components to make these recipes, and that your staff is prepared to make and sell them. As always, spread the word about your National Happy Hour Day plans with guests inside your venue and via your social media channels.

Cheers!

Green Fairy cocktail recipe - National Happy Hour Day food and cocktail recipes

The Green Fairy is a refreshing cocktail made with Azzurre Gin, Lime and Mint syrup, and cucumber soda.

Pump-kick Mule cocktail recipe - National Happy Hour Day food and cocktail recipes

Fall is all about pumpkin and mules are hot on the scene right now, so the Pump-kick Mule delivers on two fronts.

Park Pumpkin Spice Martini cocktail recipe - National Happy Hour Day food and cocktail recipes

Rum, RumChata and pumpkin come together in the Park Pumpkin Spice Martini.

Plank Smoked Old Fashioned cocktail recipe - National Happy Hour Day food and cocktail recipes

Maple wood smoke is to impress happy hour guests when the Plank Smoked Old Fashioned is prepared in front of them.

Patron Abuelita cocktail recipe - National Happy Hour Day food and cocktail recipes

Patrón Silver and XO Café and DaVinci Gourmet Cinnamon Syrup are the stars of the Patrón Abuelita.

Black Velvet cocktail recipe - National Happy Hour Day food and cocktail recipes

The Black Velvet is a simple yet crafty combination of Irish stout beer and Champagne. See? We told you the math would work out…

Anchor Bar Original Buffalo Wings recipe - National Happy Hour Day food and cocktail recipes

Want to make authentic Buffalo wings? Then follow this recipe to put the original Anchor Bar wings on your menu. Upstate New Yorkers and bar food aficionados who travel to the home of Buffalo wings may prefer Duff’s, Bar Bill or Doc Sullivan’s but they all have to give at least a respectful nod to the granddaddy of them all.

Crispy Cauliflower Buffalo Wings recipe - National Happy Hour Day food and cocktail recipes

Crispy Cauliflower Buffalo “Wings” are a spectacular substitution for the veggie lovers who visit your bar.

Loaded Nachos recipe - National Happy Hour Day food and cocktail recipes

Who doesn’t love nachos? These Loaded Nachos are sure to please your hungry guests, and all you have to do is add different proteins to change them up.

Ultimate Fully Loaded Vegan Nachos recipe - National Happy Hour Day food and cocktail recipes

So you have vegetarians and/or vegans at your bar? They’ll love this recipe for The Ultimate Fully Loaded Vegan Nachos.

Bacon Caramel Popcorn recipe - National Happy Hour Day food and cocktail recipes

Popcorn is crunchy, salty and ideal for sharing or snacking on slowly while sipping a cocktail. Salty sells more cocktails, so be sure to have plenty of Bacon Caramel Popcorn on hand for your guests.

Sriracha Sesame Ginger Popcorn recipe - National Happy Hour Day food and cocktail recipes

Just like salty sells more drinks, spicy can help you make more money, so put Sriracha Sesame Ginger Popcorn on your menu.

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