You are here: Home » Entertaining » Rum and Peach-Tea Grog Rum and Peach-Tea Grog Entertaining http://relish.com/articles/rum-and-peach-tea-grog/ January 1, 2013 Our January cocktail of the month, Grog, is a festive drink to enjoy with friends. Photo by Richard Swearinger http://pgoarelish2.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/groghoriz_dsc2498-edit.jpg Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Rum and Peach-Tea Grog At their most basic, grogs are steamy beverages made from rum, boiling water, and honey or another sweetener. While they’re traditionally served as a curative for a head cold, when you jazz them up with other flavorings—such as the peach herbal tea and lemon juice in this recipe—they make a festive, uplifting drink to enjoy with friends around the fireplace on a cold night. I especially enjoy serving grogs as the kick-off to a winter fondue party. For each cocktail: 1 teabag peach herbal tea (such as Celestial Seasonings “Country Peach Passion”) 8 ounces boiling water 1 1/2 ounces amber rum 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 to 2 teaspoons honey or more to taste Lemon slice for garnish Steep the tea in the 8 ounces boiling water. In a mug, combine tea, rum, lemon juice, and honey to taste. Garnish with a lemon slice. Recipe Recommendations: After skiing, skating, or sledding, invite everyone in from the cold with a Rum and Peach-Tea Grog and one of these recipes: Artisanal Cheese Fondue Goat Cheese and Roasted Garlic Dip Bacon-Blue Cheese Dip Swiss Cheese Appetizers Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip Cheese Puff a la Julia Child Relish wine and cocktails columnist Wini Moranville is the author of The Bonne Femme Cookbook: Simple, Splendid Food That French Women Cook Every Day. Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Goat Cheese and Roasted Garlic Dip Fresh soft chevre makes a lighter-flavored dip than the all-too-common ranch dressing clones. Bacon Blue Cheese Dip Two irresistible flavors—bacon and blue cheese—in one addictive dip. Swiss Cheese Appetizers A quick and easy appetizer with bacon and Swiss cheese Hot Artichoke Spinach Dip Silken tofu is the surprise ingredient in this creamy crowd-pleaser. Cheese Puffs (a la Julia Child) A savory, cheesy side dish.