Thank You, Kapil Mohan, For Bringing Old Monk Into Our Lives

RIP Kapil Mohan, you will always be cherished.

Thank You, Kapil Mohan, For Bringing Old Monk Into Our Lives
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Kapil Mohan, the man behind the famous Indian dark rum 'Old Monk' passed away due to a cardiac arrest at his residence in Ghaziabad at the age of 88. Mr. Mohan, the chairman of Mohan Meakin Ltd., launched Old Monk in 1954, just 7 years post India's independence. Under his guidance, the company multiplied into 3 distilleries, 2 breweries and a number of new franchises in India.

Old Monk is not just any other alcohol that has been consumed us over the years, but it is more like an emotion for people who have consumed it over the years. It is so relevant in today's world that we see it being used in many other forms apart from "old monk and coke".  

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OMR chicken wings

OMR chicken wings

All you need to know here is how to make the sauce with Old Monk and the other ingredients are the same as normal chicken wings.

For the sauce, you require, 2 cups of coke, three fourth cup of Old Monk, one tsp of chilli sauce, one tbsp of honey, 3 or 4 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce, 4 or 5 crushed garlic, 2 tbsp of butter and 1 tsp of salt.

Once your chicken is cooked, coat it with the beautiful succulent dark sauce, et voila!

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