Navy Grog

Difford's Guide
User Rating (13 ratings)

Serve in a

Double old-fashioned

Photographed in a

Libbey DOF 14.25oz

Garnish:

Ice cone

How to make:

BLEND all ingredients with 6oz scoop of crushed ice (or 6 cubes ice).

1 fl oz Bacardi Carta Blanca light rum
1 fl oz Bacardi 8 year old rum
1 fl oz Navy rum (54.5% alc./vol.)
1/4 fl oz Pimento dram liqueur
1/4 fl oz Demerara/Muscovado/brown sugar syrup (2 sugar:1 water)
1/4 fl oz Honey syrup (3 honey to 1 water)
3/4 fl oz Pink grapefruit juice (freshly squeezed)
3/4 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
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Review:

With its trio of rums at a full measure a piece, this maritime sour is one of the punchiest drinks on the classic roster of Tiki cocktails.

Variant:

Honey Rum Grog

History:

Created circa 1940 by Donn Beach at his Don the Beachcomber restaurant and subsequently reimagined by others, most notably Trader Vic. This version is closest to Trader Vic's recipe, but the traditional ice-cone serve is a Donn Beach touch.

NAVY GROG
¾ ounce fresh lime juice
¾ ounce white grapefruit juice
¾ soda water
1 ounce honey mix [equal parts clover honey & hot water]
1 ounce light Puerto Rican rum
1 ounce dark Jamaican rum
1 ounce Demerara rum
Shake vigorously with ice cubes. Strain into double old-fashioned glass with ice-cone around straw.

NAVY GROG ICE CONE
Pack a pilsner glass with finely shaved ice, run a chopstick through the middle to make a hole for the straw, and then gently remove cone from glass. Freeze cone overnight. When ready to serve, run a straw through cone. Sip drink through straw.

Jeff Berry & Annene Kaye, Beachbum Berry's Grog Log, 2013

Navy Grog
You can substitute three ounces of Trader Vic Navy Grog and punch rum for the three rums listed below.
3 ounces Trader Vic Navy Grog mix
1 ounce light Puerto Rican rum
1 ounce dark Jamaica rum
1 ounce 86-proof Demerara rum
Cut lime; squeeze into mai tai (double old-fashioned) glass filled with shaved ice: save one lime shell. Add remaining ingredients. Hand-shake. Decorate with spent lime shell, rock candy stick, fresh mint, and fresh mint.

Victor Bergeron, Trader Vic's Bartender's Guide Revised, 1974

Nutrition:

One serving of Navy Grog contains 321 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 2.2 standard drinks
  • 19.4% alc./vol. (38.8° proof)
  • 30.5 grams of pure alcohol
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