National Henry C. Ramos Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Thursday, October 27th. There are until the next observance.

National Henry C. Ramos Day was established on October 27th to recognize and honor Henry C. Ramos for his famous cocktail recipe. Ramos is most recognized as the originator of the quintessential and greatest drink in the fizz family, the Gin Fizz. The Ramos Gin Fizz is a lemon juice and sugar concoction topped with ice and carbonated water. There have been disagreements about who invented the drink. Some say that Henry’s brother, Henrico C. Ramos, came up with it, while others say that the famous bartender came up with it himself.

📆 When is National Henry C. Ramos Day?

This year, National Henry C. Ramos Day is on October 27th. It is the 4th Thursday in October; in 2023, it is on Friday.

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📜 History of National Henry C. Ramos Day

There have been various interpretations regarding which Ramos brother originated the gin fizz because both brothers owned the Imperial Cabinet, their first café. Nonetheless, Henry Charles Ramos is credited with creating the drink. The correct components, as well as the capacity to shake the mixture for as long as necessary, are essential to prepare the Ramos Gin Fizz effectively. When “shaker guys” were hired to shake drinks at Mardi Gras in 1915, the intense shaking was used to show how important it was.

In the late 1910s, the United States passed the Prohibition Act, which prohibited the manufacture, sale, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages. This new regulation effectively ended Ramos’ Gin Fizz business until his death a few years later. According to legend, Huey Pierce Long Jr. popularized Ramos Gin Fizz by bringing it to New York on a business trip. He referred to it as his “gift to New York.” Today, many people stick to the basic Ramos Gin Fizz formula but add flavors, fresh fruits, and liquors to create a unique variation of the drink.

☑️ National Henry C. Ramos Day facts

✅ It is a depressant
The actions of the brain are slowed by alcohol.

✅ Gender bias
Men consume alcohol at a higher rate than women.

✅ Negativity effects preference
Regardless of how long women drink, alcohol has greater detrimental effects on them than on males.

✨ Things to do on National Henry C. Ramos Day

⚡ Raise a toast to Henry C. Ramos
Invite your pals to join you in toasting Henry C. Ramos with a Gin Fizz. You may do this at a bar or wherever you choose.

⚡ Create your own cocktail
Make a drink with your chosen ingredients and become a mixologist. Don’t forget about the garnishes. Who can say? Your formula may become well known.

⚡ Try your hand at making one
Make your own Ramos Gin Fizz and see how close you can come to replicating its distinct qualities. It’s not only entertaining, but also tasty!

📅 National Henry C. Ramos Day Observances

2022 October 27 Thursday
2023 October 27 Friday
2024 October 27 Sunday
2025 October 27 Monday
2026 October 27 Tuesday

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