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Calories: 125kcal
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
The American Grog Cocktail is a classic warm drink that combines the rich flavor of rum with the tartness of lemon juice and the sweetness of superfine sugar. Topped with hot water, this comforting cocktail is perfect for chilly evenings or anytime you need a warm, soothing drink. The American Grog Cocktail is simple to make yet delightfully satisfying, making it a great choice for both casual gatherings and quiet nights at home.


  • 1.5 oz Rum
  • 1 tsp Superfine Sugar
  • .5 oz Lemon Juice
  • Hot Water


Prepare the Mug:

  • Start with a coffee mug, as it’s perfect for holding the warmth of the drink.

Add the Ingredients:

  • Pour 1.5 oz of rum into the mug.
  • Add 1 tsp of superfine sugar.
  • Squeeze in 0.5 oz of fresh lemon juice.

Top with Hot Water:

  • Fill the mug with hot water, leaving a little room at the top.

Stir Well:

  • Stir the mixture until the sugar is completely dissolved.


  • Serve immediately and enjoy the warming sensation of the American Grog Cocktail.


The American Grog Cocktail is a fantastic choice for a cold night or when you need a comforting drink to unwind. The combination of rum and lemon juice provides a perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors, while the hot water makes it incredibly soothing. If you prefer a sweeter drink, you can add a bit more sugar to taste.
For an extra touch, consider garnishing with a slice of lemon or a cinnamon stick to add a bit of visual appeal and additional flavor. This cocktail is also great for soothing a sore throat or warming up after coming in from the cold.
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Estimated Nutrition:

Calories: 125kcal (6%)Carbohydrates: 6g (2%)Protein: 0.1gPotassium: 20mg (1%)Fiber: 0.1gSugar: 5g (6%)Vitamin C: 9.1mg (11%)
CourseBeverage, Cocktail, Drinks
CuisineBeverage, Cocktail, Drinks
KeywordBeverage Recipe, Cocktail Recipe, Drink Recipe