Sunday, December 21, 2008

Singapore Sling

It was a long flight, 7 hours from Sydney to Singapore but I did enjoy the flight though, watching some Japanese and Korean movies on board while sipping my Singapore Sling and Baileys Irish Cream with ice.
It's a Singapore Sling Premix sold on board

Singapore Sling is a red, sweet and fruity cocktail. It was created at The Long Bar of the Raffles Hotel in Singapore around 1915, it was known as Straits Sling and then officially renamed as Singapore Sling some time around 1930.The Singapore Sling was meant to be a woman's drink, hence it has pink color, but some recipes turn out red. The recipe varies from one source to another since the hotel admitted not having the original recipe.

Here is the recipe claimed by Dale DeGroff as an original recipe based on what he was told by Raffles Hotel:

· 35 ml Gin
· 1 shot of Cheery brandy
· 8 ml Cointreau
· 8 ml Benedictine
· 75 ml pineapple juice
· 1 dash of Angostura bitters
· 10 ml Grenadine
· 10 ml lime juice
· 1 slice of Orange
· 1 cheery

Shake well all the ingredients and garnish with orange slice and cherry.

My Singapore Sling on board

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