National Hot Buttered Rum Day!

National Hot Buttered Rum Day is celebrated on the 17th of January every year. It is a day to indulge in the warm and soothing winter beverage, Hot Buttered Rum. This drink is a classic winter cocktail that has been enjoyed for centuries and is perfect for those cold winter nights.

The origins of Hot Buttered Rum can be traced back to the colonial period of America. It was a popular drink among sailors and pirates who used it to keep themselves warm during long voyages. The drink was made by mixing rum, hot water, sugar, and spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Butter was added to the mixture to give it a rich and creamy flavor. Over time, the recipe evolved and various versions of the drink emerged.

Here is a simple recipe for the perfect Hot Buttered Rum:


  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 2 cups of dark rum
  • Whipped cream (optional)


  1. In a large saucepan, heat the water, butter, brown sugar, and honey over medium heat until the butter is melted and the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves to the mixture and stir well.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the rum.
  4. Pour the mixture into mugs and top with whipped cream if desired.
  5. Enjoy your delicious Hot Buttered Rum!

National Hot Buttered Rum Day is a day to celebrate the rich history and delicious taste of this classic winter cocktail. Whether you’re enjoying it with friends or snuggled up by the fire, Hot Buttered Rum is the perfect drink to warm you up on a cold winter night. So, go ahead and indulge in this tasty drink on the 17th of January and celebrate National Hot Buttered Rum Day in style!