Smoke on the Water, Bund Garden Road, pune

  • Average Cost: ₹ 1000 for two people
  • Cuisines: NorthIndian
  • Contact: +91 2030162219
  • Address: The Central Park Hotel, Bund Garden Rd, Agarkar Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra, Bund Garden Road, pune-411001, MH

4 Things You Need To Know About A Old-Fashioned Cocktail

The old-fashioned cocktail is one of the classic cocktails that has gone very fewer changes from the time it got invented. It is the perfect cocktail which is a little sweet and a little bitter. Here are five facts about this iconic cocktail. Next time when you are at a pub nearby and sipping this iconic cocktail, share these points with your friends and show off your cocktail knowledge.

  1. Typical old-fashioned consists of Spirit, sugar, bitters, and water which are the ideal components of a perfect cocktail.

  2. Although the original recipe was made with whiskey, this cocktail can be made with mezcal, rum, gin, and other spirits. In 1887 the first version was made with gum syrup, ice, Angostura bitters, a couple of dashes of Caco and whiskey. By 1900 the angosturas were let go and swapped the gum syrup with raw sugar. All the alterations had a citrus peel on the top.

  3. A brandy variation of this cocktail originated in Wisconsin which was carried by many German immigrants who settled in the state in the late 19th century.

  4. A perfect cocktail is one which has a balance between all the ingredients, and nothing must be overbearing. In the case of old-fashioned sugar makes all the difference, the balance depends on the source and the amount of sugar. If you are using simple syrup, then use a younger bourbon which is 80-90 proof.

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5 High-Calorie Cocktails To Avoid

While you go on your stint of visiting your favorite bar or pub nearby, you go through the drinks menu wondering what to order. While some cocktails are tempting, you need to watch out for the below names as they are filled with calories. These may not be good for your waistline. Here are five cocktails to avoid.

  1. Eggnog: If it is the holiday season, then this is one of the most popular cocktails, even though you would want to have a few times, refrain from ordering more. This cocktail has sugar, egg yolk, heavy cream, and milk amounting up to 400 calories and finishes it off with spiced rum or Mcdowell's no 1 rum.

  2. Long Island tea: This cocktail is a mix of vodka, tequila, light rum, gin with coca cola. It is known to go down easy and cause one of the worst hangovers. If this doesn't keep you away from ordering then this would- this cocktail has all the sugar from alcohol and soda, it is also served in an oversized glass which makes it even more calorific.

  3. Mudslide: This is not just a cocktail, but an adult desert and a milkshake. This cocktail has vodka, Kahlua, Bailey, and cream, which makes a whopping 800 calories.

  4. White Russian: Made up of vodka, Kahlua and heavy cream this cocktail is sure a winner with your taste buds, but not with your health. It initially will have 500 calories. You can also make it with low calorie using low-fat milk and cream, which will be much less tasty.

  5. Mai Tai: This thick and creamy cocktail is the ideal beverage when it comes to vacations, but do not get carried over as there are added calories sugary syrup and juice which is quite heavy on your waistline.

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