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Adios Long Island. Hola Applebees!

Applebees has taken an old staple for heavy drinking and released a PG-21 version.

Traditionally, the Adios Motherfucker starts out life as a Long Island Iced Tea, but instead of adding Sweet & Sour Mix along with Coca-Cola, you throw in 1 shot of Blue Curaçao, instead. This means the drink is utterly lacks any non-alcoholic component, save the ice.

Applebees now offers a watered down version of this recklessly strong classic. It still boasts a blend of vodka, tequila, rum, gin, triple sec, and blue curaçao—but they lighten the pours so that Sweet & Sour plus Sierra Mist also fit in the glass.

I promise you that this drink will be an underweight sugar-bomb, but through the month of September they cost only $1. In a cute little homage to this drink’s roots—as well as to the passing of Summer—they simply call it, Adios.

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#9 Unhealthiest Cocktail in America

Health Magazine Eat This, Not That! put together a list of the least healthy cocktails at America’s most popular chain restaurants. Apparently, drinking 1 of today’s cocktail equates to eating 80 Sour Patch Kids gummies!

The Outback Steakhouse Watermelon Hunch Punch advertises as delighting the senses with Lemonade, Watermelon (sugary purée, I assume) and Ole Smokey Blackberry Moonshine (except it’s a 20% ABV cordial).

For my rant on how this is not a worthwhile cocktail see Sunday’s post: #10 Unhealthiest Cocktail in America. You would have to drink 4 of these to match the potency of a single 10 oz. rum & coke.

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#10 Unhealthiest Cocktail in America

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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