If you have taken a glance at a calendar or your Facebook news feed today, you probably noticed that the date is 11/12/13 – November 12, 2013. It’s not really a special holiday of any kind, just another excuse to celebrate. While people are busy getting married or engaged to commemorate the date, we’ll be drinking. Try one (or all) of these drink recipes – they fit the 11/12/13 theme, so you can feel satisfied knowing you’re marking the day.


Eleven: District 11 Cocktail


Named for one of the districts in the Hunger Games, this District 11 cocktail is relevant for today and the near future when the new Hunger Games Catching Fire movie hits theaters. The primary industry in District 11 is agriculture, so the drink version “highlights this fruit-filled district.”


  • Fill a shaker with ice and then add 1 oz. rum, 2 1/2 oz. pineapple juice, and 1/2 oz. lychee liqueur.


  • Shake well and pour into a chilled martini glass.


  • Garnish with lychees and pineapple rings.


Twelve: Twelve Mile Cocktail


The Twelve Mile Cocktail was invented during the Prohibition era and it referred to the U.S. banning alcohol consumption 12 miles beyond its shores. The blogger who posted this recipe said it’s basically the adult version of Hawaiian Punch, so you know it’s got to be good.


  • Fill a shaker with ice and then add 1 oz. silver rum, 1/2 oz. rye whiskey, 1/2 oz. brandy, 1/2 oz. grenadine, and 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice.


  • Shake well for about 15 seconds, until the mixture is chilled.


  • Strain into a chilled glass and top with a lemon twist.



Thirteen: The Lucky 13


This Lucky 13 cocktail recipe is randomly from PensBurgh, an online community for Pittsburgh Penguins fans. We don’t know jack about the Penguins, but a fan created this drink to honor something that happened during a game. We’re sure it was very exciting, but we’ll stick to what we know best: drinking.


  • Fill a cocktail shaker with 1 shot bourbon, 1 1/2 oz. pomegranate liqueur and 2-3 ice cubes.


  • Pour the mixture (ice cubes and all) into a tumbler.


  • Add apple cider until the glass is just about full (you’ll probably use 5-6 oz.)


  • Add a dash of allspice, stir and sip.