Wednesday, April 13, 2005

True Singapore Sling

Another piece of Tropical Vocabulary- and a special dedication for a Gin Soaked Gentleman:
The recipe for the Singapore Sling:

  • 1 1/2 ounce gin
  • 1/2 ounce Cherry Herring brandy
  • 1/4 ounce Cointreau
  • 1/4 ounce Benedictine
  • 4 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1/3 ounce grenadine
  • dash bitters
Shake with ice. Strain into an ice filled collins glass. Garnish with cherry and slice of pineapple.

Its kinda sweet- in fact a treat for the sweet tooth, but worth every sip. A must try, especially because it derives its sweet name from the the island!

The Singapore Sling was originally created by Mr. Ngiam Tong Boon for the Raffles Hotel in Singapore[In singapore, anything called Raffles is Premium], somewhere in the early part of 20th century. Most websites and recipe places say that there of disagreement as to how closely the current version of this drink that is served at Raffles is to what was originally served. The original recipe was supposedly lost and forgotten and the drink that they currently serve at the hotel's Long Bar is based on memories of former bartenders.


Sinfully Pinstripe said...

Hola, senorita....

Muchas gracias....

Ow, ow, how I am crying for the weekend..... Midweek blues...

Sinfully Pinstripe said...

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Mo said...

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