In Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, Ted Haigh shares this variation on Trader Vic's original Navy Grog. It calls for allspice dram (also known as pimento dram.) As Haigh writes:
Pimento Dram may bring to mind the flavorless, wadded-up thing beheld in many a martini olive, but trust me, this is a wholly different pimento...a peppercorn of sorts...The English christened it 'allspice.' The berry seemed to them to encapsulate the flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, and clove all in one little peppery wallop.
The allspice dram adds an excellent dose of warm spice to the drink—just be sure not to overpour. We like St. Elizabeth Allspice dram, imported by Haus Alpenz, which you can purchase online.
The Ancient Mariner Recipe
1 ounce Demerara Rum (not the 151-proof kind)
1 ounce dark Jamaican rum, such as Coruba
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1/4 ounce Allspice Dram
Garnish: lime wedge, mint sprig
Fill a double old fashioned glass with crushed ice, then add both rums, lime, grapefruit juice, simple syrup, and allspice dram. Stir gently, then garnish with a lime wedge and mint sprig.
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 13g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|Total Sugars 9g|
|Vitamin C 14mg||72%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|