Has the Navy lost the art of dishing out tots? I get the impression they get smaller with each splice the mainbrace.
NozzyNozzer said:Harryaitch, in response to you question about rum and appetite, there was some research a while back which showed that any consumption of alcohol increases one's appetite.
RECIPE - Moose Milk
This is a recipe with a long and (dis)honourable tradition in the RCN. Strangely enough, it was invented by the RCAF, who then sort of gave up on it once all those grubby matelots got involved.
Note: This is an industrial recipe, suitable for the entire C&PO's mess. Scale as appropriate to the size of your party.
5 gallons vanilla ice cream
5 gallons 2% milk
40 oz Kahlua
40 oz Baileys' Irish Cream
40 oz Vodka
40 oz Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum
40 oz Lambs Navy 151 dark rum
1) substitute maple-walnut ice cream (gives it speed bumps) for vanilla
2) substitute chocolate ice cream for vanilla
3) substitute 40 oz Bacardi White Rum for the Spiced Rum
4) substitute 40 oz Jamaican Rum for the Spiced Rum
Serves 40. Collect car keys beforehand.
NozzyNozzer said:Thanks Nutty & Maxi for educating me. Clearly it was more wholesome than half a pint of milk, though the latter was no doubt good for healthy growing bones. Perhaps a rum and milk mixture would have been more welcome for weary trainees.
Regarding LeFanu, my source was Richard Baker's biography of him:
Dry Ginger, W.H.Allen, 1977, pp231-232. For those interested, there is a whole chapter (pp.118-129) on Ganges.
Harryaitch, in response to you question about rum and appetite, there was some research a while back which showed that any consumption of alcohol increases one's appetite.
There was the odd fiddle or two that the old SAV's used now and again to provide themselves and their oppos with some illicit rations.
Herrings In! Pure ambrosia no wonder they came in a gold tin.
jackdusty said:Herrings In! Pure ambrosia no wonder they came in a gold tin.
As did those 56lb drums of Cottonseed cooking oil, but they were a bit of a b*gger to tuck under yer shirt, so as currency, they wuz a bit flawed.
S'pose they're all on Extra Virgin Olive Oil now to save the arteries.