Navy Grog Mixed Drink Recipe

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Navy Grog Drink Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz light rum
  • 1/2 oz dark rum
  • 1/4 oz falernum
  • 1/2 oz guava nectar
  • 1/2 oz pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz sour mix
  • ice

Navy Grog Drink Recipe Directions

  1. add ice to drink shaker
  2. add liqueur
  3. add juice
  4. add sour mix
  5. shake well
  6. strain into chilled highball glass
  7. if desired, garnish with mint or lime

Non Sequitur

The origin of grog lies with Vice-Admiral William Penn, father of the founder of Pennsylvania. In 1655, during Penn’s campaign for Cromwell in the Indies, Penn arrived in Barbados and captured Jamaica. Unfortunately Jamaica had few stores of beer or wine. Jamaica did, however, have rum. Penn, therefore, began the use of rum as a ration.
Vice-Admiral Edward Vernon is known as the father of grog. Vernon was a noted seaman, and victorious at Porto Bello. He was also a constant critic of the Admiralty and a supporter of better conditions aboard ships. He derided pressment and advocated better treatment of sailors. His sailors gave him the name of “Old Grog” because of a waterproof boat cloak he wore. The boat cloak was made of grogam, a thick material which was a combination of silk, mohair and wool. Grogam was often stiffened with gum.
On August 21, 1740, Vernon issued an order that rum would thereafter be mixed with water. If the use of grog was common practice, the mixture was anything but standard. Vernon ordered a quarter of water to a half a pint of rum (four to one), others ordered three to one, and Admiral Keith later issued grog at five to one. Dilution of rum into grog did not solve the problem of lack of discipline. In 1823 the Admiralty conducted an experiment cutting the daily rum ration in half, to one quarter pint. In compensation they issued tea and cocoa, increased pay two shillings a month.
Grog is also clay which has been fired then ground up. Grog can come in many particle sizes, from fine to coarse. It is used to reduce shrinkage in clay bodies.

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