Old Monk remains the most popular liquor brands of the country undoubtedly, with many vouching for it to be the national drink of India. The founder of this brand, Kapil Mohan who was awarded the Padma Shri in 2010 for his Excellency died from a cardiac arrest on 6th of January'18 in his house in Ghaziabad at the age of 88.
The engineer's drink at one point became the most popular dark rum in the world. While we all mourn his passing away, we can never thank him enough for the wonderful brand he set up especially now that he is no more. Here are some ways you can have the Old Monk apart from with the conventional coke.
You will need: 90 ml Old Monk, 120 ml hot water, 4 tsp honey, 3 tsp lemon juice, ½ lemon rind, Cinnamon stick
This drink traditionally deriving its name from the locals of Goa is very popular. It is a good to sip for a sore throat or a cough and cold. To prepare the drink add some lemon juice, lemon rind, rum, honey and rum to hot water. After pouring the hot water, add a cinnamon still and you're good to go!
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Hot Chocolate Rum
You will need: 30 ml Old Monk, 150 ml hot cocoa, 1 tablespoon whipped cream, 1 teaspoon sugar
This drink is a delight not just in its tastes but also in how heavenly it looks! Use this drink to make up to a disappointed friend. Begin by mixing some cocoa to rum. Add a tablespoon of sugar to this mix and stir well. Add the whipped cream on the top and sprinkle some chocolate chips.
You will need: 45 ml Old Monk, 10 ml mint syrup, 5 ml fresh lime juice, 90 ml mango puree
The drink brings together the perfect blend of the warming rum and the refreshing mango flavors. Mix the old monk with all the ingredients which are mint syrup, fresh lime mango puree and stir well in a blender. Add some ice and top with some mint leaves and serve with some fancy hippy vibed straws.
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You will need: Old Monk, sugar syrup, cups mango juice (chilled), pineapple juice (chilled), lemon juice, grenadine or cranberry juice, soda (Chilled) (serves 12)
This drink remains the perfect cocktail to have while partying all night long as it has so many fruit juices and the right amount of alcohol to give you the energy you need to groove and the digestive aid too. It is available on the counters of all the popular bars and clubs. Add the old monk, sugar syrup, mango juice, pineapple juice, lemon juice and grenadine/cranberry juice and stir well. Now add the soda and ice and stir and serve with nice tiny umbrellas for the beach feels.
You will need: 40 ml Old Monk, 15 ml cream, 75 ml sour mix, 1 banana, 1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix the Old Monk, cream, sour mix, banana and vanilla extract in a blender with some ice. Keep stirring until the mixture is smooth. This is the perfect afternoon drink to have while reading a good book or chilling with homies.
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You will need: 40 ml Old Monk, 90 ml guava juice, 30 ml coconut cream, 1 cup crushed ice
This drink is perfect for recharging your body after a hangover or after exhaustion and works as a natural energy drink. To prepare the drink, add some Old Monk to guava juice. Top with coconut cream and stir with ice. Add pineapples for garnishing if you want.
You will need: 30 ml Old Monk, 1 slice orange, ½ glass Mountain Dew (chilled), ½ glass cranberry juice
Put the orange piece at the bottom of the glass and pour the rum over it. Add the Mountain Dew and the cranberry juice to it. The drink turns out to be just as exciting as its name.
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Masala Chai Toddy
You will need: 1” cinnamon stick or cassia bark, 5 green cardamom pods, 5 cloves, 3 black peppercorns, 400mls water, 2 strong tea bags, ½" ginger roughly crushed, 4 tbsp condensed milk, 5-7mls Dark rum (serves 4)
Spiced Indian tea with condensed milk & dark rum will give a very fresh twist to your regular Rum. This works as a new and amazingly unique drink to your Christmas drinks. You can prepare it very easily too. Add all the spices except the ginger to a pestle & mortar. Crush and mix. Boil some water and add the tea bags along with the crushed spices and the ginger. Simmer for 7-8 minutes. Add the condensed milk and stir well followed by the dark rum. Sieve the masala chai toddy into little glasses. Serve warm.
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Q. What's the classic rum cocktail?
A. The Mojito, with its refreshing blend of rum, mint, lime, sugar, and soda.
Q. What's the difference between dark and light rum in cocktails?
A. Dark rum is richer and aged, while light rum is milder and often used in lighter drinks.
Q. What's the secret to a perfect Piña Colada?
A. Blend rum, coconut cream, pineapple juice, and ice until smooth.
Q. What's the ideal glass for a rum Old Fashioned?
A. A short, sturdy glass, like a rocks glass, works best.