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Navy Grog

The Navy Grog, a cocktail with roots in history, echoes the days of the British Royal Navy in the 18th century. In an era when the sea was uncharted and mysterious, brave sailors sailed into unknown waters, driven by a spirit of adventure and exploration.

For these sailors, the Navy Grog was a symbol of comradeship and determination. Citrus fruits, which prevented scurvy, mingled with the tart taste of gin or rum, while honey and sugar sweetened the harsh sea air. This simple drink united the sailors and became an integral part of their seafaring tradition.

The recipe has changed over the centuries and has been picked up in exotic tiki bars around the world. But the essence of the Navy Grog remains unchanged: a cocktail that carries the stories of explorers who crossed oceans and adventurers who sought the unknown.

The Navy Grog is an invitation. An invitation to embark on a journey into the past with a glass in your hand, to honor the brave sailors and to taste the adventure in every sip. Whether made with gin or rum, it embodies an era of courage and discovery, and with every sip you become part of this fascinating story.

Ingredients:
  • 60 ml gin or rum
  • 30 ml freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 30 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 30 ml freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 15 ml sugar syrup
  • 15 ml honey syrup
  • Ice cubes
Preparation:
  1. Fill a cocktail glass with ice cubes to pre-chill it.
  2. In a shaker, add the gin, lime juice, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, sugar syrup and honey syrup.
  3. Add a few ice cubes to the shaker and shake vigorously to mix the ingredients well and chill the drink.
  4. Take the pre-cooled cocktail glass out of the freezer and pour the contents of the shaker through a strainer into the glass.
  5. Garnish the navy grog with a slice of fresh lemon or lime and serve immediately.

Maxim Matthew

Berlin, Germany
As co-founder of UNKNOWN Lands | Spirits and a passionate gin maker, I have turned my love for gin into projects such as "The Gin High Tea". My journey began in the world of film and design and led me to a deep passion for fine spirits. I firmly believe that cocktails don't have to be complicated or extravagant. In my book "The Gin High Tea - Gin Cocktails", I aim to inspire people to create simple yet flavorful cocktails. For me, the excitement lies in the imperfect variations that help us to discover new things.

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