Each year, when the soldiers of the National Guard's 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Division get together for their annual dinner, a tastebud-searing cocktail known as the Grog is passed around -- for those brave enough to take a sip.
The drink features small touches from all the places the California-based division has served in the past 140 years. A little tequila for its time serving as the Mexican border patrol. Some wine for service in Northern France during World War II. The cocktail mixes juices and libations spanning decades of war and travel across the globe.