Post by AndiTheBarvarian on Jan 6, 2020 10:25:04 GMT
That's interesting, I didn't know yet there could be cold grog, here in Germany we know only hot grog. I'm in my no-alc new years start phase but I'll try it in a few weeks. For hot grog I don't like lemon juice in it but I use 2/3 rum and 1/3 bourbon.
I was always under the impression that grog was just rum and water. I'm not a huge fan of rum, but I must admit---if you handed me a Captain Morgan and Coke right now...breakfast would be GOOD on a chilly morning.
My grog formula is simple, water and rum. With Bacardí’s Carta Oro it’s 50/50 at room temperature. The ratio may vary a little according to the rum brand.
I can’t go Captain Morgan. I like rum and cloves, but not mixed. As for a grog; to me a grog is rum and water. However since the vocabulary has changed drastically since I came along I looked it up using Wikipedia that stated “In modern times, the term grog has had a variety of meanings in a number of different cultures”. And Merriam-Webster dictionary defined it as “especially: liquor (such as rum) cut with water and now often served hot with lemon juice and sugar sometimes added”. My Webster’s College Dictionary from the ‘50s states “rum and water”.
I question the video narrator’s history on grog’s. It was developed by a British Admire. The Brits were already carrying lime on ships to prevent scurvy. I hadn’t heard of the Brits mixing lime with their grogs but is very possible making the lime go down better with some sailors. I can eat them as is. I read Wikipedia’a origin and it’s about as understood it for those interested in more detail.
I should point out that rum in those days, like tequila, was not all that good. From what I understand it was pretty rut gut stuff. Maybe that’s where the cloves come in and is a carry over. It wasn’t until Bacardí came along in the late 1800s and worked on it in a barn full of bats (fruit bats?), hence the bat symbol, that it improved. In fact it won many awards. I don’t know the story on tequila.
What I saw in the video reminds me more of a Cuba Libre; rum, Coke, and lime. Drank many of those cold. The sugars in Coke substituted for the sugar he put in the glass. Now I’m curious as I love brown sugar and suspect that I’ll satisfy my curiosity before the day is done. I was warned that the Coke would kill me, and after many years my body said to forget the Coke. Afterwards I saw a few videos of people evaporating the water from Coke and showing the residue. That reinforced my decision although I still keep a couple in the refrig as medicine. If I become over heated and tired working in yard a cold Coke and ice cube with its caffeine and sugar will pick me up. It’s also good for an upset stomach.
I drank much rum with just an ice cube. The ice melts equaling rum and water or a chilled grog. The only warm alcoholic beverage I’ve tried was sake, no more warm drinks. I prefer my drinks chilled or at ambient temperature. I tried the drink in the video and it’s not for me. The chilled drink caused condensation requiring a coaster. It’s more complex to mix requiring 5 ingredients, in addition 5 external items. Just thought of another item, a cutting board, adding to the clean up. My grog needs 2 ingredients plus 2 external items including a measuring device not counted above because he just eye-balled it. Faster to make and easier to clean up, less mess, less sugar introduced into my system. For those that haven't figured it out, I like to KISS. As for flavour, my grog.
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