January 24th is
NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER DAY
If you can't control your peanut butter, you can't expect to control your life.~ Bill Watterson
Despite the name, peanuts are not nuts, they are legumes and come from the same family as beans. Yup, I guess I just made a bean martini!
Honestly, this isn't a recipe as much as it is a way to enjoy a very special liqueur called Castries Peanut Rum Creme. This special liqueur is just like sipping creamy, liquid peanuts! All I did here was add just a pinch of salt.
3 Oz. Castries Peanut Rum Crème Liqueur
Pinch of Sea Salt
Garnish: Peanut Butter, Crushed Peanuts
Tools: Cocktail Shaker
Glass: Coupe or Martini (Cocktail)
Pipe a small line of peanut butter on the edge of the glass rim then dip in the crushed peanuts. Chill glass in the freezer.
Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker until chilled.
Pour into the chilled, rimmed glass and serve.
Who Invented Peanut Butter?
In 1884 to Marcellus Gilmore Edson of Montreal, Quebec, Canada patented a process of milling roasted peanuts between heated surfaces until the peanuts entered "a fluid or semi-fluid state", and in 1903 Dr. Ambrose Straub of St. Louis patented a peanut butter-making machine. But peanut butter or peanut pastes had been around hundreds of years prior to both of these inventions.
The ancient Incas used peanuts and were known to have made it into a paste-like substance centuries ago, though this was not the creamy substance we're familiar with today as it did not include the oils or sugars that are added in modern peanut butters.
Some Health Benefits of Peanut Butter
- Peanut butter contains resveratrol; this agent has anti-microbial properties that help the body to effectively deal with bacteria and various types of fungi
- Peanut Butter is high in fiber, protein and micronutrients
- Peanut Butter is an excellent source of iron, magnesium, potassium, copper and calcium.
- Though Peanut Butter is high in fat it is monounsaturated, which has been shown to improve the cholesterol profile by lowering "bad" LDL cholesterol.
- In a 20 year study on 80,000 female subjects by the Nurses' Health Study, it was observed that women who eat least 1 ounce of nuts, peanuts or peanut butter each week have a 25% lower risk of developing gallstones
- According to the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, the niacin contained in peanuts, when eaten regularly, provides protection against Alzheimer's disease.
Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter
~ James A. Garfield
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Happy National Peanut Butter Day!