Traditional Hot Grog


Traditional Hot Grog has undergone many refinements over the years and can be consumed warming hot or refreshingly cold. But a traditional mug of warm Grog is just as welcome during half-time at a football game as it is after being outside on a cold winter day.

Grog first came about in the 18th century when Admiral Sir Edmond Vernon was known to have rationed rum to his sailors. He wore a coat of grogram cloth and was nicknamed “Old Grogram or Old Grog”. At that time, it was simply served as hot rum, significantly diluted in water, with a bit of spices. Eventually, the crew decided that the drink tasted better served hot and the drink stuck.

Traditional Hot Grog

cocktail shaker
cocktail glass

Shopping List
2 ounces dark rum
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon brown sugar
4 ounces hot water
1 cinnamon stick
1 slice orange

Instructions: Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Transfer to a cocktail mug and garnish with a cinnamon stick and a slice of orange. Serve hot.

Enjoy Traditional Hot Grog with a Rustic Cherry Pie. Mmmm.
Learn more about the history of grog and how it came about during the 18th century.

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