Rum Cocktail The Special Cocktail At This L.A. Bar & Restaurant
The Navy Grog is a rum-based drink made with lime juice and grapefruit juice, several kinds of rum, is dark red, poured over crushed ice and served in a round cocktail glass. It has become the signature drink of a Rock ‘n Fish, a popular restaurant/bar within sight of the pier in Manhattan Beach, CA.
As its name implies – or at least part of it – Rock n’ Fish is a restaurant primarily specializing in seafood. It has fresh fish and awesome clam chowder. But for drinks, it’s known best for the Navy Grog because it’s predecessor in this spot, Hibatchi, also served them up to a very thirsty South Bay crowd.
When Rock ‘n Fish took over the location, the owner – a Manhattan Beach local – made sure they kept the tradition alive and he even honors the legend by offering them at half price all November, the month the restaurant opened here.
The Grogs cost $12 normally, are always half-priced each November and $6 year-round on Mondays thru Frridays from 3-6 during the Rock ‘n Fish Happy Hour. It is to Rock ‘n Fish what the Fire Chief is to Redondo Beach five miles south down thee Southern California coast.
Here’s the ingredients of a Navy Grog:
• Fresh lime juice
• White grapefruit juice
• Club soda
• 1 ounce each gold Demerara rum, dark Jamaican rum, and white Cuban or Puerto Rican rum
• 1 ounce honey mix.
Shake with ice, then strain into a glass with shaven ice.
If you want a little history on the drink, it’s a more modern (and stronger) version of the Grog, a rum and water drink that British Vice Admiral Edward Vernon introduced to his naval squadron in the West Indies on Aug. 21, 1740. Vernon wore a coat of grogram cloth and was nicknamed Old Grogram or Old Grog.
If you’re in Los Angeles, but not in Manhattan Beach, you can also get the Navy Grog at Rock ‘n Fish’s downtown location at LA. Live.
Rock ‘n Fish Manhattan Beach, CA