Navy Grog Cocktail

The Navy Grog CocktailThere are so many variations on the Navy Grog cocktail, that you might wonder if they are even the same drink. The story goes that this cocktail was created for British sailors, in the 18th century, to both preserve fresh water supplies and fight scurvy. It was re-popularized in the 40s in Tiki bars.

The basic cocktail is a combination of rum, grapefruit juice, and honey. And, despite the name, it is refreshing and quite tasty! We are enjoying this recipe below that calls for two kinds of rum.

Navy Grog Cocktail
Yields one drink

1.5-ounces white rum
1.5-ounces dark rum
3/4-ounce lime juice
3/4-ounces grapefruit juice
1-ounce honey syrup
5-ounces club soda
Garnish with lime slice

Make the honey syrup
To create honey Ssyrup, combine 1/2 ounce of water with 1/2 ounce of honey. Stir to mix.

Mix the cocktail
Pour the rums, juices, and syrups into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well.

Strain into a collins glass filled with ice and top with soda. Garnish with a slice of lime or grapefruit…and if you want to go full tiki bar, an orchid.

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