National Rum Day comes on August 16 of every year. Rum is the third most popular spirit followed by vodka and all the whiskey combined in the United States. It is a distilled clear alcoholic drink that is a byproduct of molasses production and is made directly from sugar cane juice. After the evaporation and distillation process, most rum is aged in wooden oak barrels. It stirs up images of sandy shores and vividly colored umbrellas in fruity drinks. It is a fresh and sweet spirit that originated in sunny Papua New Guinea.
“I remain faithful to bourbon sour. It’s absolutely delicious. You’d have to ask a bartender what’s in it, but I think if you know you might never have a drink. I also love a little rum, 7 years aged, brown, when it is chilly, before dinner.” – Christian Louboutin
History of National Rum Day
Rum started in 17th century Barbados in Brazil when there was rises the molasses-like a by-product of making sugar that plantation owners, not having any use for the stuff, dumped into the ocean. It wasn’t long before some crafty slaves shown a way to ferment and later distill the molasses, which more closely resembles present-day Guaro than rum.
Rum is a happy drink, blended with tropical climates, days spent smelling of sunscreen by the water and dancing with good friends. Rum is a magical liquor made from molasses, and in fresh sugar cane juice, that has been fermented and distilled, and aged in oak barrels. Los Angeles bartenders are using rum to make some of their best cocktails. And whatever you’re drinking, do it responsibly.
Other Celebrations on August 16
August 16 is also celebrated as
- National Airborne Day
- National Bratwurst Day
- Tell a Joke Day
- National Roller Coaster Day
- International Wave at the Surveillance Cameras Day
How to Celebrate National Rum Day
Celebrate National Rum Day with a short drive to your favorite watering hole on a hot summer day and visit a Mexican restaurant or liquor store. If you want a lot of fun, grab your friends to get some Rum and enjoy the day. Take pictures with your friends and share them with others on social media by using the hashtag #NationRumDay or #Rumday.
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