Grog Cocktail

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Grog Cocktails
Originally the drink of choice for sailors, the debate of the original grog recipe continues. Try these two grog recipes to find your favorite, though we’re sure you’ll love both.

Grog (with fruit juice)

  • 1 part rum (dark, usually original Captain Morgan’s)
  • 1 part water
  • 1 part fruit juice (half apple / half orange)
  • Stir well and enjoy.

Vernon’s Grog (with sugar)

  • 2 oz. dark rum
  • 8 oz. water
  • 1 tsp demera or muscovado sugar
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice

Pour the rum into the container of your choice. A mug is suggested if a hot beverage is desired, but a glass works for a cool drink. Real Jamaican rum has the strong flavor that's desired for grog. Add sugar. Brown sugar can work as a substitute; white sugar is too flavorless to work well. Add a good tablespoon of lemon juice. Add cool or boiling water, depending on choice. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
For extra flavor, cinnamon, in the form of a stick or powder, can be added. One stick or a pinch of powdered cinnamon is sufficient.