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PODCAST: Drinking Through Naval History

In this week’s podcast, navalists B.J. Armstrong and Scott Cheney-Peters joined Alex Hecht, the editor of the Molotov Cocktail channel, and Ryan Evans for a carousing (but responsible) imbibing of naval history through four naval drinks: grog, the rum flip, the daiquiri, and the gimlet.

Have a listen and drink along with us! The recipes are below.


4 ounces lime juice
1/4 pound brown sugar
4 oz. dark rum
8 oz. water
2 sprigs mint

Rum Flip:
4 oz. Gosling’s Rum
1 oz. simple syrup
2 egg yolks
Grated nutmeg

3 oz. silver rum
1.5 oz. simple syrup
1.5 oz. lime juice

3 oz. London dry gin
1.5 oz. simple syrup
1.5 oz. lime juice


Image: Wikimedia Commons. Illustration from the book “Songs, naval and national” by Thomas Dibdin, published in London, England in 1841. The caption is “Saturday Night At Sea,” and shows a group of sailors amusing themselves while off duty by singing. The illustration itself is by George Cruikshank (d. 1878).

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