Yesterday was Black Tot Day - they day in 1970 when the British Navy for the last time handed out rum rations to the sailors.
In honor of the day I decided to mix a Trader Vic Grog - Grog was the name sailors gave the mix of rum and water they were given from 1740 after Vice-Admiral Edward Vernon began diluting their rum rations to cut down on drunkenness. His nickname was Old Grogram because of an old overcoat made from grois-grain fabric he always wore.
Trader Vic Grog lends itself well to a slight twist:
- 3 cl lemon juice
- 3 cl pineapple juice
- 3 cl passion fruit syrup
- 6 cl Jamaican rum - I used Appleton Estate Blend
- 1,5 cl Green Chartreuse
If you want to try the original recipe - as written from Beachbum Berry first - don't use the green Chartreuse but add a dash of Angostura Bitters to the shaker before shaking.