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kat kat at kagan.com
Tue Jun 30 10:44:12 PDT 1998


Mark writes:

Grog is a mixture of rum, lime juice, sugar and other seasonings.  This was developed to fortify the British Navy during long voyages and try to prevent scurvy.  During trips to India and China, the beer often got spoiled.  This was developd to give each sailor his daily ration.

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...while glogg, on the other hand, (currently anyway), is spiced wine flavored with raisins, almonds, etc.  Some recipes strengthen it with aquavit or other liqueurs or distilled spirits.

No relation, AFAIK.  Any etymologists want to have a go at this one?

	- kat



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