A pirates favourite alcoholic beverage is believed to be Grog, a drink made from rum diluted with water, beer or whatever else was available. Served either hot or cold, pirates often changed up the flavour of grog by adding sugar, lime juice, nutmeg and other spices they accumulated during their travels. To sanitise water on a pirate ship, water was either boiled or turned into booze. Although sometimes drinking tea, pirates loved to drink grog as it also allowed them to incorporate fruits in their beverages before they became rotten. Recipe Ingredients for Individual Dose 1 Lime 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar 1/2 a cup of water’ 30 ml of rum 1 spring of mint Ingredients for Party Size 2 Cups of lime juice 2 Cups of brown sugar 568 ml of rum/dark rum (Jamaica, Demerara, Bermuda) 2 litres of water 6 springs mint Instructions: In a large bowl or jar, mix the fresh-squeezed lime juice and the brown sugar. Dilute with the water and rum, and drop in the mint. Option: Refrigerate and serve on the rocks.