Prep 2 mins
Cook 5 mins
Admiral Sir Edward Vernon, nicknamed "Old Grog" because his cloak was made of grogram, a coarse material, was returning from the Caribbean in 1740. He decided to water down the crewÕs rum rations in order to improve efficiency. The result was named Grog. By 1795, lemon juice was added to fight against scurvy. By 1850, lime was more commonly used. Other elements were added, but the original recipe was always 1 part strong rum to three parts water.
- 2 fluid ounces dark rum
- 2 fluid ounces water
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar or 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 whole cloves
- 1 small cinnamon stick
- Gently heat all the ingredients in a small saucepan until the sugar has dissolved.
- Strain into a coffee mug or other heat-proof cup.