So. Today slashdot.org has a poll, in which they ask your "favorite ficticious drink". Things like Romulan Ale, and the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, etc are listed. (If you don't know what a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is, You Are Not Cool.) Anyway. Apparently the Monkey Island video games had a puzzle where you, an underaged [20yo?] needed to get ahold of some grog for a contest or something. So they listed "grog" as a choice. But grog is not a fictional drink. It's what poor sailors drank, and I knew it was similar to rum. So, I found... this page, and several other pages with cool quotes.
"It is an unhappy thing that in later years a Kind of Drink called Rum has been common among us. They that are poor and wicked, too, can for a penny make themselves drunk."
--Rev. Increase Mather, 1686
I, of course, being an inquisitive lad, decided to make myself a glass of grog. 1 part Meyer's rum (no classy smooth good tasting rum! The cheap shit! To give the authentic taste that a pirate getting the dregs of the kill-devil rhum out of a barrel would share!), 2 parts water, sugar & lemon juice. Pretty damn foul. Double the sugar and lemon juice. OK, better. Anyway.
Avast ye! Shiver me timbers! Yarrrr!
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