How To Make A Navy Grog

How To Make A Navy Grog

Posted on June 14, 2017

The Navy Grog is a classic tiki invented by the legendary Don the Beachcomber in Palm Springs in the early 1940s. The original recipe calls for honey, and a good earthy raw honey—like our almond, wildflower, or even avocado varietals—adds that funk that you want in a tiki.

Navy Grog:

  • 1 oz. honey syrup
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 oz. grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz. dark rum
  • 1 oz. light rum
  • 1 oz. aged rum (or something with some funk, like cachaca or rhum agricole)
  • Topper of club soda (about 1 oz.)
  • Mint and a a lime wheel for garnish

Combine the honey syrup, juices, and rums in a shaker with ice, shake, and strain into whatever glass you want (a tiki mug is best; hi-balls look cool too) also filled with ice. Top with club soda, and garnish with a sprig of mint and a lime wheel (cut a slice halfway through the lime wheel to attach it to the rim of the glass.

Fun fact: many consider tiki drinks to be the most authentically American genre of cocktails, built out of wartime fantasies of the South Pacific. What we love about tiki cocktails is their exuberance. They’re playful, typically involving way more ingredients than are necessary. They combine citrus flavors with savory and earthy flavors. And they often look stunning.

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