Last Updated on April 4, 2023
Every year National Rum Day is observed on the 16th of August. Rum is one of the best beverages that make you warm inside, and it will be great if you mix it with any other beverage. The discovery of this delicious rum takes us to the 17th century; the hardworking slaves on the Caribbean sugar plantation were the first to discover rum. Molasses, the by-product of leftover sugar (considered waste until it can be distilled), transformed into alcohol after fermenting and refining, and the Caribbean hardworking slaves found that. And after that, distilleries eventually caught on, turning rum production into a major global business. Now rum has become the third most popular spirit in most countries, especially in the United States. Still, now rum is the best and favorite for all the pirates and sailors.
History of the National Rum Day
- The 1620s – The hardworking Caribbean slaves discovered that molasses (a by-product of sugar) could be turned into alcohol by refining and fermenting.
- 1664 – The first distillery in New York was established in present-day Staten Island
- 1705 – The oldest and still existing rum company, “Mount Gay,” was born in Barbados
After all these things, rum became a popular and great alcoholic beverage worldwide. There is no exact date in national rum day’s history, but this national rum day might have been created by people fond of rum. The objective of national rum day is to enjoy and celebrate the divinity of rum.
Activities to do on the National Rum Day
- Try out a new style
National rum day is the best time to try rum in an unusual combination. Traditionally white rum is for mixing, and dark rum is for neat or having an ice cube. But on this national rum day, try to drink rum in an unusual combination that people might not be heard of. Try new and find a great combo.
- Go for traditional
Mix up your favorite rum with your favorite brand of beer or water. If you ever thirst for rum, you must “Bumbo,” a pirate-style mixture of rum that gives you a sweet treat. Mix your favorite rum with water, and add some sugar, nutmeg, and citrus juice.
Why Everyone Loves National Rum Day?
- Rum is great for any season.
Many people think that rum is perfect for the summer, but rum is perfect for any season and time in the year. During summer, you can try regular or spiced rum; during the winter, you can try hot buttered rum, which will warm your soul.
- Rum is fun
Drinking rum will always be fun, and it is classy. Also, there is an endless list available on cocktails. The local bartender will know nearly hundreds of rum cocktails, and you will not be disappointed by that.
- Rum is sunshine
Moreover, rum is sunshine for most people; it warms their souls and heart; it enriches them with purity and divinity. Rum is not just a drink; it is an emotion for people.
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