Grog: Rum, Boiling Water, Lemon, Cloves, Cinnamon Stick, Sugar Cube
Well, the 'Green' cocktails couldn't last forever...
Rum, Boiling Water, Lemon, Cloves, Cinnamon Stick, Sugar Lump
Grog has a long a storied history, and many variations, and I'll just point you to the Wikipedia entry. In the Guide, things get very specific very quickly.
Ingredients:2 oz Jamaican Rum (we went with Myers)3 oz Boiling Water1 Sugar Cube1 Lemon Slice4 Whole Cloves1/2 Cinnamon StickDirections:Stick the cloves into the lemon, and place it in a glass along with the sugar cube and the cinnamon stick. Add the rum, and then pour in the boiling water. Stir to dissolve the sugar, and drink!
Honestly, it tasted a little chemically to me. DP thought that might be from the Myers; I thought that might be from the boiled lemon. Whatever the case, you could make the argument that it was an appropriately medicinal flavor. And while I'm not going to claim that this was a seasonally appropriate drink, people do get summer colds. I can see how you might be interested in trying this out the next time you get the sniffles.
It's more flavorful than a plain cup of hot water and lemon would be!