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grog

Alcoholic hot drink, which mostly consists of rum. sugar and hot water is prepared. Instead of rum, too arrack. brandy. red wine or whiskey used. There are also cold-prepared versions such as the 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 spoiled quickly on long sea voyages, mixed with rum in a ratio of 4: 1. Vernon usually wore a warm cape made of grogram (tarlatan), a coarse fabric made of silk and wool. That is why he was nicknamed "Old Grog". In fact, rum was already known as Grogg in the Caribbean in the 17th century, the taverns were called Grogg Shoppe. The expression "groggy" (battered, tumbling) is derived from the excessive consumption 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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