May is the Month of “Fine Drinking” with the World Cocktail Day & The Bar Show Budapest

  • 10 May 2022 2:31 PM
May is the Month of “Fine Drinking” with the World Cocktail Day & The Bar Show Budapest
There are several “fine drinking” occasions in May: let’s start the celebration on 13th May with the World Cocktail Day, then comes the World Whisky Day on 21st May, and finally we end the month of enjoying drinks and cocktails at the Bar Show Budapest 2022 on 29th May.

World Cocktail Day

We celebrate World Cocktail Day on 13th May, a category of drink that has more than a 200-years-old history. On 13 May 1806, a New York tabloid called “The Balance and Columbian Repository” published the first written definition of a cocktail. A reader asked what a cocktail is, and the editor, Harry Croswell’s response was “Cock tail, then is a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters…”

World Cocktail Day is celebrated around the world in many bars, but we can also mix up some of our favourite cocktails at home! The reason that Harry Croswell’s definition is so important – and the reason we mark it with this day of recognition – is that it truly brought the word into the public eye, solidifying its existence in the world of spirits and “fine drinking”. And for that, Croswell, we thank you.

World Cocktail Day promotion

WhiskyNet will be celebrating World Cocktail Day as well with lots of promotions and special offers. Between 11-15th May several spirits and other cocktail ingredients will be offered for a special price in our 3 stores: GoodSpirit Shop Downtown (7 Veres Pálné street, Budapest, 1053), GoodSpirit Shop ETELE (1 Hadak útja, Budapest, 1119) and our Cash&Carry store (4/B Szőlőkert street, Budapest, 0133).

Try a Paloma cocktail (blanco tequila, fresh lime, and grapefruit soda) with Tequila Ocho Blanco, or a classic Margarita (tequila, triple sec, and lime juice) with a twist with Mezcal San Cosme.

With summer around the corner, one of the most refreshing and easiest cocktails are gin&tonics. Choose from several gin and tonic brands and start experiment!

If you don’t feel like testing your cocktail-making skills, there are ready-made options too: try a Bellini SeiBellissimi cocktail with peach purée or a Hybou Dandy Manhattan cocktail in a bottle!


The Bar Show Budapest will be on 29th May 2022 at the RaM Theatre. The Bar Show is a modern and progressive bar-cultural gathering that pools the professional figures of the bar scene along with connoisseurs interested in the world of bars and their sophisticated drinking culture.

The purpose of the Bar Show Budapest event is to ensure the momentum of the continued growth, providing an opportunity for the education and development of those interested in the bar and drinking culture.

Guests can try different spirits and cocktails at more than 35 exhibitors, they can enjoy the performances of the finalists of the Bartender’s Choice competition and can learn about interesting topics and initiatives during 16 different masterclasses.

For more information about the programme, exhibitors and masterclasses, please visit:

Tickets to the Bar Show Budapest 2022 can be purchased from the webshop of WhiskyNet.

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