Cocktails O’ Clock: Navy Grog

It never rains, but it pours… Great words for a rum drinker! Here’s one reason why…

This is my kind of cocktail, full of rum and pulling no punches, it brings together 2 great flavoured rums, honey and my citrus fruit of choice: Grapefruit…

Recipe:

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

20ml Fresh Lime Juice

20ml Runny Honey

25ml Golden Grapefruit Juice

25ml Light Rum

25ml Dark Rum

1 Mint Sprig

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Navy Grog: a 1930’s take on a classic Rum Punch…

Method:

1)      Shake all the ingredients over ice and strain into an ice filled glass.

2)      Garnish with the mint sprig.

A refreshingly sweet drink, this 1930’s take on a classic rum punch works wonders on those rainy days you want to just wish away. Sit on your porch and sip a few of these whilst listening to the rain and thunder. There’s really nothing quite like it if I’m honest. Cocktails don’t just have to be for the beach and bar, they can be for any occasion and situation.

Fervent Shaker Top Tip: Golden grapefruit juice is used here to keep the colour a little more, well, golden (in keeping with the rum’s natural colours). Pink grapefruit juice is slightly healthier but changes the colour of the drink quite dramatically. Feel free to use the one you prefer but keep this effect in mind when preparing the drink.

When creating drinks like this remember to keep them cool, but should you want to lengthen a little, ad a splash of Ginger Ale (it works well with the grapefruit) or Grapefruit Soda – yeah the type of soda used in a Paloma cocktail

Give it a go, sit on your porch and watch the rain fall around you and contemplate life. Or just have a few with friends and watch the TV either way, enjoy this cocktail!

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Cocktails can be as elegant in the rain as they are in the sun, just stick it out and enjoy nature…
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