NATIONAL ROOT BEER DAY | JUNE 17
For many years now, June 17th has had the distinction of being National Root Beer Day. Celebrating this holiday each year is easy, just gather some friends and some of Root Beer and enjoy!
Commercial root beer production in the United States has been around since 1875. Producers traditionally use molasses and elements of sassafras as the main ingredients. Today, over 100 brands of root beer are produced with a range of flavors. Some add extra punches of vanilla while others lean on the caramel flavors. Some have a bitter bite while others are smooth from start to finish.
HOW TO OBSERVE ROOT BEER DAY
Pour yourself a frosty root beer. You can enjoy it as a float or on its own. Buy a drink for one of your favorite people, too. You can get gift cards to give to your sanitation workers for Global Garbage Man Day or another service worker. Another delicious way to celebrate the day is by making this Root Beer Cake. Root beer also adds flavor to savory dishes such as pulled pork, meatballs, and pork n’ beans.
What tasty ways do you use root beer in the kitchen? Let us know by using #NationalRootBeerDay to share on social media.
If you like National Root Beer Day, be sure to check out National Root Beer Float Day and National Ice Cream Soda Day, too!
NATIONAL ROOT BEER DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar is researching the source of this sassafrass-based holiday.