Happy National Rum Day!
There is nothing like a good cocktail infused with a nice smooth rum. I’m in heaven just thinking about it! Today is designated to celebrate that feeling and the liquor that creates it!
Did you know that the first distillation of rum took place on the sugarcane plantations of the Caribbean in the 17th century. Plantation slaves first discovered that molasses could be fermented into alcohol. Through distillation of these alcoholic byproducts, they found they could concentrate the alcohol and remove impurities, producing the first true rums. The majority of the world’s rum production occurs in the Caribbean and Latin America to this day! Tradition suggests rum originated in Barbados but this has been hotly debated as rum production was recorded in Brazil in the 1620s.
I nerd out over these things 😁Bust that knowledge out at next time you’re at a party lol
Here’s some of my favorite rum cocktails that I’ve featured! Use them to turn up for Rum Day!
Get the recipes for these beauties on the Cocktail page.
Enjoy your Rum Day! If you use any of these recipes, share them with me on Twitter @cocktailswithk or IG @cocktailswithkiera and use #cocktailswithkiera! I can’t wait to see what you create!