The Navy Grog cocktail is a delicious tropical drink that dates back to the early days of naval exploration. Rumor has it that the original Grog was created to help sailors fight scurvy on long sea voyages, but the Navy Grog recipe that we enjoy today was created during the height of Tiki culture and was served at Donn Beachcomber bars across California. Made with three types of rum, fresh citrus, honey syrup, and soda, it’s a potent drink. Be careful not to drink them like sailors. They’re best enjoyed as slow sippers on balmy evenings with good friends.
The Navy Grog traditionally calls for a blend of different rums. Look for high-quality rums that have distinct flavors and aromas.
The secret to a great Navy Grog is fresh citrus juice, so squeeze your own for the best result.
Add other garnishes like pineapple wedges or maraschino cherries for an extra Tiki touch.