Carolyn's Daily Posts: 2011

February 16, 2011

Grog Recipes

Filed under: INTERTWINED LOVE: My Novel — carolyncholland @ 10:30 am
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CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

GROG RECIPES

     As a member of the Ligonier Valley Historical Society (Pennsylvania), I frequently attend their social and historical events. And often, at their pot luck meals, they serve grog, a beverage of the seafaring until 1970.

     Grog would have been a beverage the French people traveling from de Havre, France, to the United States, to settle in the Scioto region of Ohio. Several of these emigres are characters in my historic romance novel, Intertwined Love, set in the 1790s to early 1800s.

     Grog was introduced to The English Royal Navy in 1740. Vice-Admiral Edward Vernon, a noted seaman, is known as the father of grog. Vernon was a noted seaman, although It’s 1655 origin lies with Vice-Admiral William Penn, father of the founder of Pennsylvania.**

GROG*

1 shot rum

1 teaspoon sugar (preferably superfine)

Squeeze of lime juice

Cinnamon stick

Boiling water

Stir all ingredients, adding enough boiling water to fill mug or glass.

NAVY GROG COCKTAIL**

Ingredients:

3 spoons Runny honey

1-1/2 shot(s) Pusser’s Navy rum

1/4 shot(s) Freshly squeezed lime juice

2-1/2 shot(s) Chilled mineral water

2 dashes Angostura orange bitters

Method:

STIR honey with rum in base of shaker to dissolve honey, Add next 3 ingredients, SHAKE with ice and strain into ice-filled Old-fashioned glass.

Garnish:

Lemon wedge

Variant: Also great served hot. Top with boiling water and garnish with a cinnamon stick. 

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SOURCES:

*http://www.globalgourmet.com/food/cookbook/2009/cocktail-encyclopedia/navy-grog-cocktail.html#axzz1DTvyuLed

**Difford’s Encyclopedia of Cocktails

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ADDITIONAL READING:

JANUARY DAYS OF CELEBRATION: Part 1

FEBRUARY DAYS TO CELEBRATE

A Weekend in State College, Pennsylvania: Part 1

Battling squirrels at bird feeders II: to fight or join them

Found: Flash Drive. What should I do?

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