National Hot Buttered Rum Day


Here in the Mid-Atlantic we’ve already had our share of winter weather. But while it’s mild as we write this, winter is far from over.

That’s why it’s good to celebrate things like National Hot Buttered Rum Day. Sometimes coffee or hot chocolate isn’t quite enough.

Hot buttered rum is a mixed drinking that containes rum, butter, hot water or cider, sweetener, and spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves).

The history of this drink dates back to America’s colonial days when shipments of molasses from Jamaica gave the colonists the chance to add some distilled rum and create such beverages as toddies and nogs, and thus hot buttered rum.

If you fancy the chance to try some hot buttered rum, check out this recipe from Epicurious.

Have a favorite hot buttered rum recipe? Share in the comments.

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