Health Magazine Eat This, Not That! compiled a list of the least healthy cocktails at America’s most popular chain restaurants. I am not here to dissuade anyone from enjoying a tasty beverage at dinner, rather I like seeing the small-potatoes that people get riled up over.
Some of these genuinely do sound scrumptious, but having bartended at one of America’s most popular chain restaurants (indeed, one that makes this top 10 list) I assure you that they all throw alcohol and artistry out the window in favor of sugar-bombing your pancreas. That said, enjoy!
Outback Steakhouse’s Huckleberry Hooch Moonshine Cocktail
- 1.25 oz Ole Smoky Blackberry Moonshine
- 0.5 oz Monin Huckleberry
- 1.0 oz Cranberry Juice
- 0.5 oz Orange Juice
- 0.5 oz Pineapple Juice
- 2 Blackberries
- 2 Strawberry slices
- Top with soda water
This recipe is deceptive in 2 regards. Firstly, Moonshine is a spirit of at least 95% alcohol—whereas Ole Smoky Blackberry is only 20% ABV.
Secondly, in a standard cocktail (Rum & Coke, Gin & Tonic, Screw Driver, etc…) half of the liquid is a 40% ABV spirit and the other half is non-alcholic (juice, soda, water, etc…).
What this means is that a normal cocktail is 20% alcohol before the ice melts. Accordingly, Outback’s Huckleberry Hooch Moonshine Cocktail is pathetically 5.9% alcohol by volume.
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