Martin and Rebecca Cate demystify the history of tiki drinks in Smuggler’s Cove.
In the tiki heyday, there were a lot of drinks called grogs that departed considerably from a historic grog. They appropriated the name and imagery of something hearty and robust in order to appeal to the men at the bar, who would not be seen ordering something dainty like a Blushing Orchid.
ORIGIN Trader Vic’s version, 1940s, adapted by Smuggler’s Cove
GLASSWARE Double old-fashioned
- Flash blend and open pour with gated finish into a double old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a mint sprig or rock candy stick and a toast to sailors of yore.
Reprinted with permission from Smuggler’s Cove, by Martin and Rebecca Cate, copyright 2016, published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.