Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Grog Recipe

One of my readers wanted a Grog recipe and I found this one for you...enjoy, bottoms up, cheers!

Here is a little history from Wiki about Grog.

The word grog refers to a variety of alcoholic beverages. The word originally referred to a drink made with water or "small beer" (a weak beer) and rum, which was introduced into the Royal Navy by British Vice Admiral Edward Vernon on 21 August 1740. Vernon wore a coat of Grogham cloth and was nicknamed "Old Grogham" or "Old Grog". Modern versions of the drink are often made with hot or boiling water, and sometimes include lemon juice, lime juice, cinnamon or sugar to improve the taste. Rum with water, sugar and nutmeg was known as bumbo and was more popular with pirates and merchantmen.

By contrast, in Australia and New Zealand, the word has come to mean any alcoholic drink.

In Sweden and some subcultures within the English-speaking world, grog is a common description of drinks not made to a recipe, but by mixing various kinds of alcohol and soda, fruit juice or similar ingredients; i.e. a highball with no defined proportions. The difference between the Swedish definition of grog and long drinks, mixed drinks or punches is the number of ingredients. The number of ingredients in drinks may vary, but grog typically has just one kind of liquor (most commonly vodka or brännvin) and one kind of a non-alcoholic beverage. The term Busgrogg (mischief grog) refers to a mix of beer or cider and vodka or brännvin.

Grog Drink Recipe

2 oz. dark rum
2 oz. hot water
2/3 oz. lime juice
1 tsp brown sugar
2 cloves
1 cinnamon stick

Combine all the ingredients in a small sauce pan. Heat until the sugar is dissolved. Strain into a footed mug.

Recipe source drinkoftheweek.com

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THE CHAIN (fmtb) said...

OUTSTANDING!!! You rock! This drink brings back many good memories. :)
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Merry Christmas!

THE CHAIN (fmtb) said...

Well, I would recommend using 1/2 oz of lime juice instead of 2/3 oz and also use 1 1/2 tsp of brown sugar instead of only an 1 tsp. Let it cool off a little before drinking. Great drink for cold winter nights. Enjoy!