Leatherneck's Marine Corps Birthday Present


For Your Birthday Toast: 1775 Rum Punch Recipe


  • 1 part lime juice
  • 2 parts sugar syrup
  • 3 parts dark rum
  • 4 parts water

Mix ingredients and pour over ice or chill. Top with a sprinkle of nutmeg and a dash of Angostura Bitters. You can substitute pineapple juice for the water.


For That Special Breakfast The Morning After: SOS Recipe


Leatherneck's World-Famous SOS Recipe:

  • 1 1/2 pounds extra lean hamburger or ground chuck
  • 2 tbsp. oleo or butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 2 tsp. granulated garlic
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce (or less to taste)
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • sliced bread

Brown the meat, then drain. Add oleo. Stir in the onions and cook until you can see through them. Add flour, stir and cook two to three minutes. Add garlic, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and mix thoroughly. Add milk and stir until it thickens. Serve over bread.

Camp Lejeune's SOS Recipe for Manly Men

  • 1 lb. lean hamburger
  • 3 tsp. beef stock powder
  • 3 tbsp. plain flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ½ tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pint whole milk

Brown hamburger. Add beef stock powder, flour, salt, pepper and then cook. Add Worcestershire sauce. Add milk and stir over low heat until thickened. Serve on burnt toast.