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  • Barrels of rum
    A brief history of grog
    Everyone knows that pirates love their grog. It's a staple of maritime lore to have a pirate drunk on grog anytime they're in port. What a lot of people don't know is what, exactly, grog consists of. It is commonly used to refer to any...
  • Making grog from berries and grains as brewed 3,000 years ago in Scandinavia.
    Making grog from berries and grains as brewed 3,000 years ago in Scandinavia
    What kind of 'grog' or fermented fruity and vegetable brew were Scandinavians drinking 3,000 years ago? Research led by University of Pennsylvania scholars has found that, from northwest Denmark, circa 1500-1300 BC, to the Swedish island...
  • Talk Like a Pirate Day
    Aarg...Tis International Talk Like a Pirate Day (Video)
    Peg legs, treasure chests full of gold doubloons, parrots and walking the plank. No, it’s not another Johnny Depp movie; September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, a celebration of the golden age of pirates.This holiday is avast...
  • Black Tot Rum
    July 31 is Black Tot Day
    It's a day of mourning. It's a day of celebration. It's a day to remember the retirement of a proud tradition, when the British Imperial Navy stopped serving rum "tots" to sailors onboard her ships.On July 31, 1970 a 300 year...
  • Ye Ol' Grog Distillery
    Perfect Memorial Day party drink: Ye Ol' Grog Distillery
    In Maryland, we sure like our waterfront, our boat parties, and celebrating our maritime history. We also like to party with a cocktail! Ye Ol' Grog Distillery has put together a Party in a Pail that I'm sure glad I got to experience.What...
  • Warm spiced wine
    Warmed wine punch or grog
    Here we go! This is the first of many holiday recipes that I will be sharing.I first made this grog with my good friend Kimberly, over 25 years ago (OMG, can't be true) for her Christmas party. She supplied the recipe and back then I didn'...
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