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grog

Alcoholic hot drink, which is mostly made rum. sugar and hot water is prepared. But instead of rum, too arrack. brandy. red wine or whiskey used. There are also cold-prepared variants such as Trader Vic Grog, which became popular in the 1960s. According to legend, the name goes back to the British Vice-Admiral Edward Vernon (1684-1757). From 1740 he had the drinking water, which quickly deteriorated on long sea voyages, be mixed with rum in a ratio of 4: 1. Vernon usually wore a warm cloak of grogram (tarlatan), a coarse silk and woolen cloth. That's why he got the nickname "Old Grog". In fact, in the 17th century in the Caribbean, rum diluted with water was referred to as Grogg, and the taverns were called Grogg Shoppe. The term "groggy" (struck, staggering) derives from the excessive enjoyment of grog. See a list of similar alcoholics below wine-based drinks,

Grog - hot grog in typical glass and cold trader Vic Grog in Tumbler

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