How fun are vintage cocktails !?
Sometimes I get a little bored with the
classic cosmopolitan or margarita. (But only sometimes because I
love margaritas). If you haven’t heard of the Singapore
sling, do not feel like your cocktail glossary is lacking because it isn’t. The
sling was created in 1915 in a hotel in Singapore and unfortunately got a
little lost in the world of plastic-bottled-already-made mixes. The base of the
cocktail is heavy on fresh citrus, which I loooove but can often dissuade bars
to make because they do take some extra time and a little TLC to concoct.
Sometimes I wonder if people actually see how much sugar is in those bottled
mixes that they buy! It’s insane! Do yourself a favor and make the mix, your
hangover will thank you the next morning. And if you really didn’t know it’s
those sugary drinks that really give you a one way ticket to hangoverville and
no one wants that. If you can get your hands on a sling they are usually
found in tiki bars! Enjoy!
2 Ounces of gin
2 Ounces of pineapple juice
1 Ounce of fresh lime juice
1 Ounce of blood orange juice or orange juice
2 Teaspoons of grenadine
lime wedges + maraschino cherries + mint sprigs
Juice citrus fruits and pour into a tall mason jar full of crushed ice. Add in grenadine, gin, pineapple juice and top the rest of your glass with sparkling water. Give a gentle stir and garnish with lime wedge, maraschino cherries and mint sprigs.