Hot-Buttered Rum Day

Hot-Buttered Rum Day is observed next on Friday, January 17th, 2025 (243 days from today).

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Although the season of cocktails is over, we desire for something warm and comfortable to drink in cold times. This is when National Hot Butter Rum Day on January 17th will warm us to the marrow of our bones.

Hot-Buttered Rum Day History

On January 17, National Hot Butter Rum Day warms us up in mid-January.

Depending on where you are on this January day, the weather can be warm, chilly, icy or icy. Enjoying a hot glass of butter rum is definitely a good way to warm up if you fall into one of the following three ways.

As a mixed drink containing rum, butter, hot water or cider, sweeteners, and spices (typically cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves), hot butter rum is especially popular among fall and winter months and is sometimes associated with the holiday season.

In the United States, the history of hot butter rum dates back to the colonial days. It was in the 1650s when Jamaica started importing molasses into the American Colonies. New England began to open distilleries, where colonists then began adding distilled rum to hot drinks such as new drinks and candies, creating hot buttered rum, eggnog, and others.

Hot butter rum is usually made by mixing butter rum powder with dark rum. Dark rum is a type of rum that is aged in barrels for a long time in order to retain a stronger molasses flavor. Those who prefer milder or spicier flavors can opt for the option of using light rum or spiced rum mixed with powder.

How to celebrate Hot-Buttered Rum Day

Why don’t you make a hot-buttered Rum by yourself? After that, you can enjoy them with your friends. It’s so great. Don’t forget to share hashtag #HotButteredRumDay on social media.

Below is a recipe of hot-buttered rum for reference. There are many different recipe of hot-buttered rums, however, here is a base, let expand on it however you would like!


1 stick unsalted butter

½ C. light brown sugar

T tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 tsp. ground cloves

1 tsp. ground nutmeg

1 tsp. ground allspice

Pinch of salt

2 oz. dark or aged rum

6 oz. water

Cinnamon stick for garnish

Directions: Place vanilla, butter, sugar, spices and salt in a mixing bowl and beat well. Pour the rum into a cup with 1 ounce of the spiced butter mixture. Pour hot water on top and stir until all ingredients are combined. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and enjoy!


Hot-Buttered Rum Day has been observed annually on January 17th.


Tuesday, January 17th, 2023

Wednesday, January 17th, 2024

Friday, January 17th, 2025

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Sunday, January 17th, 2027

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