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A name coming from the nickname for Admiral Vernon (called Old Grog).
He introduced this diluted rum drink to the British navy, in 1740 - the name coming from the grogram cloak he wore in rough weather.
Although in those days, it applied to diluted hot rum, nowadays it's more likely to be connected to spiced rum - as in the following recipe
- Suitable for Vegetarians
- Suitable for Vegans
- 1x 6cm/3in Cinnamon sticks
- 4 whole Cloves
- 3 blades of Mace
- 1 x 2.5cm/3 ins piece of peeled and thickly-sliced Ginger Root
- 1 level teaspoon (5ml) Nutmeg , freshly-grated if possible
- 50ml/2 fl.oz Dark Rum
- The juice and rind of ½ an Orange
- The juice and rind of ½ a Lemon
- 1 Tablespoon(15ml) Honey
- 175ml/6 fl.oz Water, infused with the spices for 1 hour
- Put the rum, fruit juices, rind and honey into a tumbler.
- Heat the spiced water and pour into tumbler.
See also 'Glühwein'; 'Grog"; 'Mulled wine; French'; 'Mulled Wine, Strong'