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National Hot Buttered Rum Day

Cozy up and indulge in the perfect winter drink on National Hot Buttered Rum Day - a warm, buttery treat to keep you feeling toasty!
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January 17
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Get ready to warm up this winter with National Hot Buttered Rum Day on January 17! This delicious drink has been around since the colonial days and was even used as a form of currency at one point. Made with rum, butter, hot water, and spices, this drink is perfect for cozying up on a cold day. Whether you prefer it traditional or with a modern twist, there's no denying that hot buttered rum is a beloved beverage among many. So let's raise our mugs and cheers to this tasty holiday!

History of National Hot Buttered Rum Day

National Hot Buttered Rum Day Dates

National Hot Buttered Rum Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1650s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origins of Rum</div><div class='timeline-text'>Rum was first distilled in the Caribbean in the mid-17th century, providing the main ingredient for hot buttered rum.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1700s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rum and Colonial America</div><div class='timeline-text'>In Colonial America, rum was commonly used in mixed drinks, including hot beverages intended to warm up during the cold months.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>19th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Hot Buttered Rum Becomes Popular</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the 1800s, hot buttered rum became a popular winter cocktail in the United States, especially in the Northeast and New England regions.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>20th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cocktail Revival</div><div class='timeline-text'>With the cocktail revival in the 20th century, hot buttered rum and other traditional drinks made a resurgence in bars and homes across America.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Hot Buttered Rum Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The concept of National Hot Buttered Rum Day was established in the early 2000s to appreciate this historic cocktail, celebrated annually on January 17.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Hot Buttered Rum Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own hot buttered rum mix</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Mix together butter, sugar, and spices to create your own hot buttered rum mix. Store it in the fridge and use it whenever you want to make a warm and delicious drink.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a hot buttered rum tasting party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over for a hot buttered rum tasting party! Have different types of rum, spices, and mix-ins available for guests to create their own unique drink.  You can even have a prize for the best creation!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go on a winter picnic with hot buttered rum</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Pack some blankets, snacks, and a thermos of hot buttered rum and head to a park for a cozy winter picnic. Enjoy the warm drink while surrounded by nature.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a hot buttered rum festival</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Search for hot buttered rum festivals in your area and attend one to celebrate National Hot Buttered Rum Day. You'll have the opportunity to try different variations of this classic drink and maybe even learn a thing or two about its history.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create hot buttered rum infused treats</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative and make hot buttered rum infused treats such as cookies, cupcakes, or even ice cream! This is a fun way to incorporate the flavors of hot buttered rum into different desserts.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Hot Buttered Rum Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's the perfect winter drink</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Hot Buttered Rum Day falls on January 17th, which is right in the middle of winter. There's nothing better than sipping on a warm and comforting drink on a cold day, and hot buttered rum fits the bill perfectly!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>The flavors are irresistible</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Hot buttered rum combines rich and creamy butter with warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, creating a deliciously decadent flavor that's hard to resist. It's the perfect balance of sweetness and warmth, making it an ideal beverage for chilly days.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's versatile</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>While hot buttered rum is traditionally served as a warm cocktail, there are many different ways to enjoy it. You can use it to spice up coffee or hot chocolate, or even add it to baked goods for a unique twist. Plus, it can be easily customized with different spices or spirits to suit your taste!</p></div></div>

5 Facts About Hot Buttered Rum

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Hot Buttered Rum Originated in Colonial Times</h3><p class='facts-content'>Hot buttered rum has a rich history, tracing back to colonial America when rum was considered a common commodity and was frequently used in cooking and drinks.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Today It's Considered a Wintertime Staple</h3><p class='facts-content'>Due to its warm temperature and rich, comforting flavor, hot buttered rum is typically enjoyed during the colder months of the year.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Hot Buttered Rum is Versatile in Flavors</h3><p class='facts-content'>The recipe for hot buttered rum is incredibly flexible, and many people add their own variations through specific types of rum, varying spices, and even different sweeteners.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>It's All in the Base</h3><p class='facts-content'>An essential part of any hot buttered rum recipe is the base, typically made from butter, brown sugar, and a mixture of winter spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>National Hot Buttered Rum Day Celebrates this Hearty Beverage</h3><p class='facts-content'>Observed annually on January 17, National Hot Buttered Rum Day pays homage to this timeless treat, giving everyone a reason to warm up with a mug of this tasty drink.</p></div></div>

National Hot Buttered Rum Day FAQs

When is National Hot Buttered Rum Day?

National Hot Buttered Rum Day is celebrated on January 17 every year. In 2024 National Hot Buttered Rum Day will occur on a Wednesday.

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