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.
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.
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