Oh my hell. How is it that July wasn't National Rum Month with all the rum drinks that are celebrated in it? Well, I guess we need to make the best of a good situation. More rum.
While most of us think of rum as being made from sugar cane juice, according to Amy Stewart in her book The Drunken Botanist, "most of what we know as rum comes from molasses, not cane juice..." She discusses the history of this delight as well as its crazy ties to the British Navy.
Unlike the other big categories of liquor, rum is actually a drink of the Americas (Stewart, 103) - originating in the Caribbean. Another reason to love the Caribbean.
Need ideas for a rum drink to enjoy on this day? Try one of the recipes below!
Professor's Pineapple Pop
Harry Potter Mojito
Jerry Loves Ginger (spiced rum)
Ginger Spiced Negroni (spiced rum)
Ginger Old Fashioned (spiced rum)