January 17th is National Hot Buttered Rum Day &, National Bootleggers Day
Hot Buttered Rhum consists of Gold or Dark Rhum, butter, hot apple cider, simple syrup, cloves set in lemon, cinnamon & nutmeg. Served piping hot (CAREFUL!) in a great, big mug! Curl up with a good book, hard or soft cover and add a blanket. GOOD!
Today, January 17th, is also the birthday of Templeton Rye whiskey, Al Capone & Meryl Kerkhoff. Prohibition was repealed on December 5th, 1933 (Prohibition Repeal Day seen on my Cocktail Calendar which you can still order from February 2018-January 2019!) when Congress ratified the 21st Amendment which outlawed the manufacture & sale of alcoholic beverages on January 17th, 1920.