From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
|Don the Beachcomber's Navy Grog
- 3/4 ounce or 1-1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 3/4 ounce or 1-1/2 tablespoons fresh grapefruit juice
- 1 ounce or 2 tablespoons passionfruit juice or guava juice
- 1 ounce or 2 tablespoons honey mix (1 part honey dissolved and well mixed in 1 part room-temperature water)
- 1 ounce or 2 tablespoons dark rum such as Myer's
- 1 ounce or 2 tablespoons golden rum
- 1 ounce or 2 tablespoons white rum
- 1 dash or scant 1/4 teaspoon Angostura bitters
- 1 ounce or 2 tablespoons club soda water
- Shake all the ingredients EXCEPT the soda water in a shaker with 4 ice cubes.
- Add the soda water after shaking and stir gently.
- Pour into a tall highball glass filled with 1-2 cups of crushed ice.
- Garnish with fruits and serve with a straw.
- Alternately, after shaking with ice and adding the soda water, strain the chilled drink into a wide, broad-based cocktail glass that has a snow cone made of shaved ice with a straw inserted down through its length, as in the illustration.
This is approximately what Don the Beachcomber's original recipe was. Variations of the recipe call for either passionfruit juice or for guava juice. And some recipes call for plain sugar syrup instead of the honey mix as the sweetener. A least one recipe calls for a sweetener composed of honey mixed with melted butter.
If the club soda water is included with and shaken at the same time as the other ingredients, pressure will quickly build up and push off the top of the shaker.
|Categories: Beverages, Cocktails
|Related recipes: Mai tai