Singapore Sling

August  4, 2014
4 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

The Singapore Sling was a kind of proto-Tiki drink, and much like its offspring, it has a lengthy list of ingredients. But if you take the time to assemble what you need, you'll be rewarded with an herbal, sweet-tart, and refreshing cooler with a seductive red color. Enjoy one on those sultry summer nights when the humidity is so high that even sunset brings no relief. Linen pants and literati optional, but highly recommended. —Erik Lombardo

What You'll Need
  • 2 ounces London Dry gin
  • 2 ounces unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce Cherry Heering
  • 2 teaspoons Cointreau (1/3 ounce)
  • 2 teaspoons Bénédictine (1/3 ounce)
  • 1/4 ounce homemade grenadine (or best-quality)
  • 2 to 4 dashes Angostura bitters, to taste
  • Soda water
  1. Fill a shaker with everything but the soda, add ice, and shake for a solid 5 seconds. Strain into a highball filled with ice, then top with soda water. Garnish with a lime peel.

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1 Review

dymnyno August 15, 2014
I love this recipe! Back in the day when I was in college and working as a cocktail waitress a Singapore Sling was a very strong drink and we knew it had to be red and very alcoholic and that was about it, nothing subtle or sophisticated. The red part was important.