Navy Grog AKA the Ancient Mariner

Navy Grog also known as the Ancient Mariner. It’s a rum based drink evolved from the 1740’s for sailors who were given a daily rum ration of half a pint per day. Admiral Edward Vernon suggested to add water and later lime juice and sugar to it to make it more palatable. This brought the moral back to the men sailing in the West Indies.

Navy Grog (Ancient Mariner)Navy Grog

1 oz Demerara rum not the 151 proof
1 oz Dark Jamaican rum
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz grapefruit juice
1/2 oz simply syrup
1/4 oz Allspice Dram
Build in an old-fashioned glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a lime wedge and a mint sprig.