3-Ingredient Happy Hour: Truly Great Grog

Happy weekend, everyone, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week was kind of tough and it left me craving something abundantly easy, and what could be easier than something chugged by pirates?

3-Ingredient Happy Hour: The Trashy Diplomat

Happy Saturday my friends and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week I'm making a less-nuanced version of one of my favourite in-it-for-the-long-haul beverages. the Diplomat cocktail.

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Now, there are a lot of variations when it comes to grog. It can be served hot or cold, with or without water (why?), and with or without extra spices. I -- like Smuggler's Cove before me -- like to keep my grog simple, cold, and -- you guessed it -- three ingredients.

To make this simple scurvy-fighter, you will need:

  • 50mL dark rum
  • 25mL demerara syrup (made with a ratio of 2:1 brown sugar to water)
  • 25mL fresh lime juice (about half a lime's worth)

Combine everything in a shaker filled with ice (or one big cube) and shake until your drink is very well chilled. Strain into a double rocks glass that contains several small ice cubes or one very large cube. Don't garnish with anything.

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