Singapore Sling

Think of a hot summer evening, distant steel drums, tiki torches, a glass in hand, drippy with condensation.  What’s under that little paper parasol?  A Singapore Sling?  You’ve heard it a thousand times, but the name brings to mind a sweet, sissy concoction, not at all what you were looking for.  Think again.


Bombay Gin


Lime Juice

Grenadine syrup

Powdered Sugar

Club Soda


Maraschino Cherries


Shake with ice 1 ½ ounces of gin, 1 ounce of kirschwasser, 1 ounce of lime juice, ½ ounce of grenadine and 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar.  Strain the mix into a Collins glass packed with ice, top it off with cold club soda and garnish with a lime wedge and maraschino cherry.


Photo © Katharine Pollak Photography

2 Replies to "Singapore Sling"

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    Plum January 19, 2016 (10:42 pm)

    I don’t know what kirschwasser is, but I do remember drinking these at the Maryland shore:)

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      admin January 28, 2016 (9:38 pm)

      It’s a cherry brandy. One of those bottles that lives in the back of the cabinet – until the tiki torches come out. Or maybe pork chops with dried cherries . . .

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