In Malaysia, as we all know, alcohol is forbidden among the Malay community. However, for other races, this isn’t the case.
Rum is one of the most common alcohol ingredient used in various culinary forms. This includes main courses, drinks and desserts. The most famous and popular rum flavour is the Rum, and Raisins flavoured ice cream or cake. Another one is the Tiramisu cake, where rum is used in the recipe.
As for normal drinks, rum is usually mixed with other alcohols to become a cocktail. In Malaysia, we have various types of rum cocktails. If you are adventurous enough, you may even drink it on its own.
If you love rum, you would have tried the Hot Buttered Rum. It may not be so common here in Malaysia, but it is getting more and more popular these days among the speakeasy bars and pubs.
Hot Buttered Rum is a type of mixer, consisting of rum and butter as well as hot water. Sometimes, ingredients such as cider, cinnamon, nutmeg and many more, may be added.
The Introduction Of National Hot Buttered Rum Day
Do you know that every year on the 17th of January is the National Hot Buttered Rum Day? If you do not know this, you might want to try this special drink today!
The origin of Hot Buttered Rum was from Europe. However, the day of this special alcoholic drink may be dated back to colonial America. Rum is famous among Western cultures as it warms them up during the winter season.
The Benefits Of Rum
If you thought that drinking rum is not a good idea, think again.
Rum, when not drunken excessively, can be beneficial for our health. Do you know that rum can help relieve cramps and muscle pain?
Furthermore, rum has some minerals inside that can help to prevent osteoporosis and increase bone density.
Since rum is usually drunk during the cold season, it has been proven that rum has antibacterial components that can help fight the common cold and flu.
Other than that, when we drink rum in moderate volume, it can also help to prevent heart diseases. Rum can help to decrease our bad cholesterol and increase the good cholesterol in our bodies.
So with all these health benefits of rum, you might want to start drinking a small cup every day for your well-being!
Where Can You Find Hot Buttered Rum?
As mentioned, Hot Buttered Rum is not common in Malaysia. However, I am sure that some bars and pubs will serve you this special drink if you ask for it. After all, bartenders are friendly and willing to try out new things!
Here are some bars and pubs in Malaysia that you may want to try to find this drink:
- The Beach Bar
For those who want to have some rum in their desserts, you may want to try these places: