Colonial Grog Kit
Edward Vernon, a British admiral, created the first “grog” -rum diluted with water to allow the naval squadron to drink rum without getting drunk. What followed were as many variations of the drink as there were ships, containing sugars, a variety of fruits, and spices to improve the flavor. The drink later became a favorite of the Continental Navy. The name “grog” came from Vernon’s nickname “Old Grog”, for the grogram cloth coat he wore. As for “Vernon”: George Washington’s brother, Lawrence, served under Admiral Vernon, and named the now famous estate in his honor. To make your own grog! Recipe’s included on the back of each tag!