It may be hot, chilly, crisp, or frigid depending on where you are on this January day. If you are in one of the latter three states, enjoying a hot buttered rum drink would certainly be a good way to warm up.
Hot buttered rum is especially popular during the fall and winter months and is often associated with the holiday season. A mixed drink containing rum, butter, hot water or cider, sweetener, and spices (typically cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves) is especially popular during the fall and winter months and is often associated with the holiday season.
The hot buttered rum's history in the United States goes back to the colonial days. In the 1650s, Jamaica began exporting molasses to Colonial America. The colonists then began adding distilled rum to hot beverages such as toddies and nogs, making hot buttered rum, eggnog, and others, and others.
A buttered rum batter is often made by blending a buttered rum batter with dark rum. Dark rum has been barrel-aged for a long time to develop a more pronounced molasses flavor. Many that like a milder or spicier taste may prefer the option of using light rum or spiced rum mixed with the batter.
How to celebrate #hotbutteredrumday
Warm up with a mug of hot buttered rum!
Make this Hot Buttered Rum Quick Bread dish and wow your colleagues by surprising them with this Hot Buttered Rum Quick Bread dish.
To post on social media, use the hashtag #HotButteredRumDay.
Hot buttered rum FAQ
Is there a difference between hot buttered rum and a Tom and Jerry?
A. Yes. Yes. Although both are hot, alcoholic beverages, their ingredients differ. Tom and Jerrys are also made with rum, but they can also be made with whiskey or vodka. Both are also spiced. To make a Tom and Jerry rich and creamy, use a batter rather than butter (see what we did there?).
Q. Is honey a good alternative to hot buttered rum?
A. Yes. Yes. Honey adds a little sweetness and compliments the rum's butter and spice perfectly.