In the 18th century, the British navy gave its men a water-and-rum mixture called grog. Mixologist Todd Thrasher serves his Grog in glass-bottomed mugs because, he says, sailors and pirates drank it that way so they could always watch out for their enemies.

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  • Servings: makes 1 drink

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  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces spiced rum, preferably Captain Morgan
  • 3 ounces chilled brewed lemon verbena tea (verveine)
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • Dash of lemon bitters
  • 1 lemon wedge, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the lemon wedge and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass and garnish with the lemon wedge.

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