We’re just a week-and-a-half away from honoring those who have served in our great nation’s armed forces. Veterans Day is Friday, November 11, and to ensure that you’re ready to celebrate we’ve collected 5 United States Armed Forces-themed cocktails for you to add to your menu.
The United States Army was created on June 14, 1775. The Army is the largest branch of the US Armed Forces. The Light Infantry, made with rye whiskey, vermouth and Lillet, is a great cocktail to sip while singing, “The Army Goes Rolling Along.”
Founded on October 13, 1775, the United States Navy is the biggest and most skilled navy on the globe. Put on “Anchors Aweigh,” raise a Navy Fizz, and salute the men and women who served in our naval warfare branch.
The Leatherneck is the perfect cocktail to celebrate both the birthday of the United States Marine Corps, which happens to be November 10, 1775, and Veterans Day. That’s right, the USMC’s big day is one day prior to Veterans Day, meaning Devil Dogs really get to party next week. Don’t forget to have “The Marine’s Hymn” and “Semper Fidelis” cued up!
Alexander Hamilton requested that Congress form the United States Coast Guard, which was first known as the Revenue Marine and then the US Revenue Cutter Service. On January 28, 1915, the Revenue Cutter Service and US Life-Saving Service were merged under US Department of Treasury, forming the Coast Guard as we know it today. Whew! All of that calls for a refreshment, and the Stormier Seas is just the thing. Remember to play “Semper Paratus” when serving the Coasties in your bar.
Originally part of the US Army, the United States Air Force was made its own branch of the US Armed Forces on September 18, 1947. That makes the USAF – the largest and most technologically advanced air force in the world – the youngest military branch in the United States. Cue up “The US Air Force,” also known as “Off We Go…,” and serve Fly Boys and Fly Girls the high-octane Jet Pilot to do Veterans Day properly.
We want to take this moment to thank all of those who have served in the US Armed Forces. And we also want to thank all of you who are currently serving.