NATIONAL HOT BUTTERED RUM DAY
Depending on where you are at on this January winter day, it may be warm, chilly, cold or very cold. Enjoying a hot buttered rum drink would sure be a good way to warm up if you are in one of the later three of those options. Join together with thousands of others across the United States, as they celebrate National Hot Buttered Rum Day, an annual January 17th occurrence.
A mixed drink containing rum, butter, hot water or cider, sweetener and spices (typically cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves), hot buttered rum in especially popular during the fall and winter months and is sometimes associated with the holiday season.
In the United States, hot buttered rum’s history dates it back to the colonial days. It was in the 1650′s when Jamaica began importing molasses to Colonial America and New England began opening distilleries where the colonists then began adding distilled rum to hot beverages such as toddies and nogs, creating beverages such as hot buttered rum, eggnog and others.
Hot buttered rum is often made by blending a buttered rum batter with dark rum. Dark rum is rum which has been barrel aged for a long length of time to retain a deeper, molasses flavor. Those that prefer a more mild or a spicier taste, may chose the option of using light rum or spiced rum mixed with the batter.
Surprise your friends by making this “Hot Buttered Rum Bread”
from the following “tried and true” recipe:
HAPPY NATIONAL HOT BUTTERED RUM DAY
NATIONAL HOT BUTTERED RUM DAY HISTORY
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Hot Buttered Rum Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.