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Grog!

posted by Marduk on - last edited - Viewed by 657 users
As a non-drinker I imagine the Monkey Island recipe for Grog wouldn't taste as good to me if I took it without rum. Here's the recipe for those of you who haven't played SMI (spoiler tags for those of you who don't want to know until they have played it);

Grog contains one or more of the following:
kerosene
propylene glycol
sulphuric acid
artificial sweeteners
red dye no2
rum
acetone
battery acid
scumm
axle grease
and/or pepperoni


Here's a nice little site with several recipes for grog, including the one above. (I looked it up because I didn't want to copy it out from the game, replaying the same sequence over and over).

Now, I'd always been lead to believe that 'Grog' was customarily a drink made our of whatever remained of booze that had been brought aboard the ship and whatever fruit was going too soft and needed to be used before it went bad. (But hey, it's quite possible that, in those days, it was still used after it went bad).

However, reading up on wikipedia proved me wrong. Although I have seen many 'contemporary' recipes for grog it seems to me that Limes would be the most natural choice of fruit juice if trying to create a sense of authenticity to the flavour.

So what is the general opinion of Grog from TellTale players? Feel free to answer 1 or more of the following questions, you needn't feel compelled to answer all of them.

Have you ever tried it?
If so, have you tried more than one recipe?
Did you like it?
Do you have a preference?
Do you have a recipe of you own?
If you're experienced with cocktails do you feel inspired to experiment with your own recipe? If so please try it and tell us your findings :D
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  • I made grog once (with rum, hot water, lemon juice and sugar). It was okay, but I think I prefer straight rum. If anyone's interested, I wrote a small section on the history of grog here.
  • LuigiHann;138671 said:
    I've been trying to cut back on drinks which include battery acid
    Yeah, I hear that it's not healthy .
  • mmmmmm rum and battery acid..... :)

    In ye olde days they put (sulphuric?) acid in alcohol as well didn't they? I read somewhere that they project that tonnes of people died of throat cancer because of this.

    In which case, rum and acid sounds about right :p
  • Silverwolfpet;138586 said:
    But what DID the actual Grog contain? (the pirates old-version..initial version of Grog).
    If I would like to make some right now, what should I get from the shop across the road? :)
    I actually linked a wikipedia article on the matter all about the history of Grog.

    Take the time to look because it's a surprisingly long history :P
    Haggis;138755 said:
    I made grog once (with rum, hot water, lemon juice and sugar). It was okay, but I think I prefer straight rum. If anyone's interested, I wrote a small section on the history of grog here.
    That actually is a nice li'l article, thanks :)
  • Marduk;138900 said:
    I actually linked a wikipedia article on the matter all about the history of Grog.
    Wow, Impressive! Thank you, and everybody who suggested recipies!
    I'll try it out and tell you if it's good enough. :p
  • I like this idea. I will get some friends together and spend an evening experimenting.
  • CalBearRJ;138612 said:
    Ron as in Ron Gilbert? Interesting.

    In my house rum = delicious! :)
    It's spelled the same, but pronounced differently. You roll your r, and pronounce the "o" like the "oa" in "moat."
  • Pirateguybrush;139426 said:
    I like this idea. I will get some friends together and spend an evening experimenting.
    I'd love to hear the results and their reactions. Be careful when using the MI recipe.
  • I always meant to do that... get a bunch of friends together to try to make some Grog... but time went by we all got older most my friend are now out of college living in other states and I rarely see them anymore... maybe I can talk my wife into it when the kids are sleeping but she is a light weight coming in under 100 lbs.
  • did any of you try a 'grog night' after?
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