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best rums for the perfect navy grog
Dapuma1
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Posted: 2012-04-02 3:18 pm   Permalink

Need a light gold and dark

Light I generally use cruzan

Gold was thinking appleton v/x or could use cruzan dark which is goldish

Dark appleton extra

Will the balance be right - I hear a lot of people say meyers is good for mixing...not something I would normally get but I do love my navy grog

Trader vic navy grog not bum grog

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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2012-04-02 4:27 pm   Permalink

I think you're missing a rum there, dapuma1:

Demerara

TV recipe iirc is light, gold, and demerara rums; DtB is light, dark, demerara...


 
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2012-04-02 4:28 pm   Permalink

my preference is to omit light/gold entirely, and go with 1.5 oz dark (esp. Gosling's) and 1.5 oz demerara (El Dorado any i can get my hands on)

 
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arriano
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Posted: 2012-04-02 4:45 pm   Permalink

He's right - Demerara should be included. And I like to include an ounce of Pussers just because I think a Navy Grog should have Navy Rum.

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CincyTikiCraig
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Posted: 2012-04-02 9:18 pm   Permalink

Rum components for a Navy Grog:

A good quality light PR rum. I like Brugal, or Cruzan. Use a PR Gold rum if you want, Brugal Gold, Matuselem Gold, Bacardi 8 or Cruzan could all work here. Don't use a heavy Jamaican gold such as Appleton Special or V/X, as those rums are bigger and will through the drink out of balance.

A dark Jamaican. Preferably Coruba, though Myer's can work well too. Appleton (X/V, Reserve or 12 Year) aren't 'dark' per se, they're more 'amber' rums.

A Demerara is absolutely essential, maybe the most essential rum component of the Navy Grog.



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CincyTikiCraig
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Posted: 2012-04-02 9:21 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-04-02 16:45, arriano wrote:
He's right - Demerara should be included. And I like to include an ounce of Pussers just because I think a Navy Grog should have Navy Rum.





Pusser's is a good call, it contains aged Demerara in it's blend. It's the only Demerara-ish rum available in some areas.


 
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The Gnomon
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Posted: 2012-04-03 10:50 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-04-02 21:21, CincyTikiCraig wrote:
Pusser's is a good call, it contains aged Demerara in it's blend. It's the only Demerara-ish rum available in some areas.



It is also, according to Pusser's (
link to the Pusser's history page), the original rum used in grog. The original grog was a kind of rum swill named after its inventor, Admiral Edward "Old Grog" Vernon. Old Grog, in turn, got his moniker from the grogram coat he was always seen wearing. He was not a popular guy among the sailors, especially, for not allowing them to drink straight rum on the ship anymore. Instead, they were only allowed to drink a very watered down rum cocktail with sugar and lime. Sailors called it "grog" disparagingly after the admiral.

But the rum itself was excellent, and still is. Pusser's is not my favorite rum, but because it was in the original grog concoction I prefer it to be the only rum in a Navy Grog. Haven't had one in at least two years. Maybe it's about time.


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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2012-04-03 11:56 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-04-03 10:50, The Gnomon wrote:
I prefer it to be the only rum in a Navy Grog. Haven't had one in at least two years. Maybe it's about time.



Aye!

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Swanky
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Posted: 2012-04-03 12:51 pm   Permalink

Hey, let me toss my 2 pennies.

I double up on the Appleton VX rather than using the hard to find Demerara. I may also put a 1/2 ounce of Myers in with 1/2 oz of Appleton just for a little more flavor.


 
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Dapuma1
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Posted: 2012-04-03 4:35 pm   Permalink

Ok i have a lot of rum and I don't mind buying more heh that is my fav drink and the trader vics by me closed down

I don't have prussers but its always a reason to get some

I do have some lemon hart 80 and lemon hart 151 so I can use either (both old label)

I don't have any coruba but I think I can get some fairly easily

So assume I have lemon hart and st elizabeth allspcie dram going to track down some fresh white grapefruits (hard they usually just have pink around here) limes and then what are my other two rums?

Cruzan and coruba ? If coruba which one - I also believe prussers makes a couple types of rum I am isn't there a different colored cap


 
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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2012-04-03 6:41 pm   Permalink

Pussers 95.5proof:


Coruba Dark:

This is the new label:



Here's the old label which may still be on some shelves:




 
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rev_thumper
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Posted: 2012-04-03 7:36 pm   Permalink

As with the Mai-Tai playing around with different combinations of rum in a Navy Grog is half the fun. Some choices work better with simple syrup vs. honey mix depending on which recipe you are using.

By default I tend to use Cruzan Light, Lemon Hart or El Dorado 5, and then Coruba or Captain Morgan Black.

It can also be fun to double up the demerara and use El Dorado 3 for the light rum.




 
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Dapuma1
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Posted: 2012-04-03 8:47 pm   Permalink



its
1oz light - cruzan
1oz gold - LH 80 proof
1oz dark - Coruba or El Dorado
half the juice of one lime
3/4 oz grapefruit juice
1/4 oz simple syrup or honey mix
1/4oz st elizabeth allspice dram

honey mix or simple syrup i guess is the question then...any advice


 
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Dapuma1
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Posted: 2012-04-03 8:53 pm   Permalink

i dont have el dorado 5 either but i have been meaning to try el dorado as well as coruba

so i can go either way - same this with the honey syrup and or simple syrup

i guess from people more experienced will the coruba / el dorado go better with honey syrup v simple syrup

thanks
Dapuma

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happy buddha
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Posted: 2012-04-03 9:08 pm   Permalink

Not quite.. El Dorado & Lemon Hart are both Demeraras.

You can't go wrong w/ Cruzan light, LH80, Coruba, lime & honey IMHO.

There's also 3/4oz soda h20 in this drink..


 
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