International Talk Like A Pirate Day Drinks: Navy Grog

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Ahoy, me bonny crew! This wee libation is bein’ me favorite of me three International Talk Like a Pirate Day drinks, even if it be sufferin’ from a most unfortunate etymological origin.

Avast!
No pirate worth the salt in his beard be usin’ such fancy dan words as etymological. Yarrrr!

Arrrr. Perhaps ye be speakin’ the truth. Let’s be findin’ out fer sure.
Ahoy me hearties! Take Mr. Guy here and let him ask the experts. They be swimmin’ around just below the end o’ that plank!
As I was sayin’, Navy (Arrrgh!) Grog has a most unfortunate name and origin. I spit on those Navy dogs! And the real Grog o’ the British Navy from pirate days was pretty scurvy stuff, bein’ naught but bad rum, with a wee tot o’ worse water to cut the burn. Arrrr!
But back in the 1930s, a man named Don the Beachcomber took the name and mixed up a true bonny cocktail he was by way o’ callin’ Navy Grog. It be worth the drinkin’ me lads and lassies. Yarrr!
Now, Don’ original recipe be as unknown as the location of Blackbeard’s Treasure, me hearties. The original tiki pirate was powerful secretive with his mixing instructions, since his rivals like Trader Vic were always on the lookout fer ways to plunder him! Don was a cunning buccaneer, who were like to be livin’ the ITLaPD lifestyle every day of his piratical life! Arrrrr!
Navy-Grog
Regardless, through considerable reverse engineerin’, a powerful number o’ corsairs have worked out what was probably in Don’s Navy Grog. Here be me take on this tasty treat, with a nod of thanks to the hoity-toity rum drinker for help wit’ the brands!

NAVY GROG

  • 1/2 oz. Mount Gay Eclipse Silver
  • 1/2 Pussers Navy Rum
  • 1/2 oz. Matusalem
  • 1/2 oz. Gran Marnier
  • 1 oz. grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz. orange juice
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice

Fill a Collins glass with ice cubes and pour ingredients over ice. Stir.

For a sea o’ other Drink Like a Pirate Day cocktails, set sail for me main ITLaPD post fer a treasure map! Arrrr!

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I am 48 years old, married with two young daughters. My interests are tennis, reading, computers, politics, and of course cocktails. I run a murder mystery party business that caters to both corporate and private events, Killing Time, murder consultants.

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