Saturday, November 6, 2010

Spicy grog

Evenings become darker and colder. Comfort and warmth are appreciated like never. Grog is a perfect drink for warming up Your soul as well as body. I let myself to step aside from the classic grog recipe (in fact it is quite simple and unremarkable: hot water and rum, that’s how  it all began), add spices and make is sweet - that all makes a nice drink for the cooler evenings.

Serves 2:

100 ml rum
300 ml water
1 ½ tsp black tea leaves
1 tbsp cane sugar
Juice of 1 lemon
Pinch of nutmeg
3 cloves
3 black pepper peas 

1) Place spices and sugar in a saucepan and pour over 300 ml of water. Stir to dissolve sugar, bring to boil. 

Remove from heat and add tea leaves, cover with a lid and infuse for 2 min.

In the meantime, squeeze the lemon juice. Warm up serving glasses rinsing them with boiling water.
3) Strain the infused liquid through a sieve, add rum and lemon juice. Pour into glasses.
For those who love more sweet - add 1 tsp of  honey per serving.

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