Sailors Grog, Tales of the Sea and a Common Home Remedy


Autumn is here, winter almost around the corner; and with it comes cold season.

But, help is here for all the scratchy throats, dizzy heads and sleepless nights, and it comes from the days of tall ship sailing to far and unknown coasts.

Sailers Grog, common home remedy for cold

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Grog was introduced by Vice Admiral Edward Vernon, who introduced it to the British Navy in 1740. He was nicknamed Old Grog, because he was sporting a coat made from grogram cloth. The navy had three problems while at sea with scarce fresh supply, water wouldn’t stay fresh, rum was to strong of a ration, but wouldn’t spoil; and there was scurvy, which they had to fight. Initially Grog was only a mix of water and rum to create a palatable mix, lemon and sugar was added later to fight of scurvy.

The common sailors grog we know today solved all these problem, you boil the water, which kills all the undesirable stuff living in it, you add rum, which makes it palatable and makes the sailors happy, you add honey and lemon to fight of scurvy.

Most of us do not face the hardships of men at sea, but a good old sailors grog is still good to fight grogginess and all kinds of hardships associated with a common cold, and it makes a great beverage for cold winter nights. This recipe was a family stable when I was growing up, anybody with the wink of a sign of a cold got ordered to surrender to the grog, not much convincing was usually needed since it tastes and feels so good.


Shopping List

Juice of one lemon
Dark Rum
Honey


Tool List

One heatproof vessel, such as a coffee mug
A shot glass


Tips & Tricks

After a first try adjust the amount of lemon, rum and honey to your liking
To make it look pretty for parties and gatherings you can add slices or wedges of lemon or orange peel.

Drink while hot.


Recipe

 

Sailors Grog

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Serves: 2 Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • A heatproof vessel, such as a coffee mug
  • Juice of one lemon
  • A shot glass of dark Rum
  • Two tablespoons of honey
  • A mug of boiling hot water

Instructions

1

Choose a heatproof vessel, such as a coffee mug

2

Add juice of one lemon

3

Add a shot glass of dark Rum

4

Two tablespoons of honey

5

Fill the mug with boiling hot water

6

Stir and drink while hot.

7

After a first try adjust the amount of lemon, rum and honey to your liking

8

To make it look pretty for parties and gatherings you can add slices or wedges of lemon or orange peel.

 

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