What is Grogue?
In England you may very well have heard ‘grog’ used to mean any one of a range of alcoholic drinks. Originally made from rum and water, English grog is now used as a non-specific throwaway word like ‘tipple’.
What you probably didn’t know is that in Cape Verde, there is a very specific and well-loved drink called grogue, which has become a stylish favourite for visitors to the isles of the area. This could well be the origin of our word grog.
Cape Verde’s tourism is growing quickly, and so too is its culture of music, food and, of course, booze. We’ve got the lowdown on the hottest new toddy on the tourist market, coming fresh from Cape Verde.