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: George Cruikshank , Public domain, via 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).