Dijon Grog? info-chalon.com tells you everything

If you’re “walking” or “frozen,” it’s time to sip a good warm grog. This legendary hot cocktail will help flush out toxins after sweating under the covers. But where does his recipe come from? And how does it work?

Grog is a drink with healing properties invented by an admiral of the British navy. In the 18th century, Admiral Edward Vernon developed this hot drink to combat the scourge of alcohol in his own way: his sailors, who were drunk all day on Jamaican rum, were less accurate and affected their work. However, the heavy duties imposed on them required a bit of a pick me up. After that, the admiral decided to distribute to the crew members a dose of rum mixed with four doses of cinnamon-flavored boiling water: the heat of the water added to the alcohol was supposed to excite the men at work without intoxicating them. As for the name “Grog”, it’s a tribute to Admiral Vernon’s nickname, “Old Grog”, referring to the grogram coat, a thick grosgrain silk fabric, which he never got rid of. A little lemon juice was later added to the original recipe to provide the crew with vitamin C, which helped fight scurvy.

Traditional grog is made with very hot water, rum (10-20%), honey and lemon juice. Add a pinch of cinnamon, a spice known for its antiviral and antimicrobial properties that stimulate the immune system and help ward off the first chills of a cold or flu.
Honey soothes sore throats, dry coughs, and helps thin mucus. It also provides an energizing boost to work immediately after ingestion. It is an excellent disinfectant, prevents the adhesion and reproduction of bacteria. Its action, combined with the vitamin C of lemons, has already signed the death warrant of many colds…

Let’s face it, when the feverish chills hit us, rum gives a feeling of warmth and a very pleasant torpor, but is it really necessary for all this? In case of a cold or a cold, he prefers to be a false friend. Its action, momentarily, helps to tire the body unnecessarily. In any case, it is best not to combine alcohol toddy with taking common cold and flu medications.

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– Non-alcoholic grog
Pour boiling water into a tall glass, add a squeeze of lemon juice, a teaspoon of honey, a little cinnamon, and you’re done! Drinking hot water has a soothing and relaxing effect.

– White rum* toddy
Pour a glass of agricultural white rum, preferably quite strong (about 50 °), into a saucepan, add lemon and orange juice, add the pulp, five or six cloves (cloves are a powerful pain reliever known since ancient times), very small a pinch of red pepper and two teaspoons of honey. It is possible to add a pinch of cinnamon and a pinch of thyme to the mixture, it is great for a sore throat. Heat everything to a boil, drink it and immediately go to bed.

– Dijon toddy
This is a variant of grog made with a spirit from the region: marc de Bourgogne. In a cup, mix a glass of crème de cassis, a tablespoon of marc de Bourgogne, boiling water, a slice of lemon and a little cinnamon. Drink very hot.

– Norman grog
It is also a regional grog made from cider and Calvados; Here is the recipe for six people. You will need a bottle of raw cider, a small glass of Calvados, a lemon, six cinnamon sticks, two tablespoons of honey and half a teaspoon of grated or powdered nutmeg. Put six lemon slices, cedar, cinnamon sticks, honey and nutmeg in a saucepan. Bring everything to a boil, then turn off the heat, remove the cinnamon sticks and add the Calvados. Serve piping hot in glasses: garnish each glass with a cinnamon stick and a slice of lemon.
* Alcohol abuse is dangerous for health. Consume by measure.

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