A Singapore sling is one of those drinks you often hear about, but how often do you actually see people drinking one? The Singapore sling’s history dates back nearly 100 years, getting its start in a Singapore hotel, appropriately enough.
The Singapore sling on the Americana cocktail menu is made from a long list of ingredients. An ounce of New Amsterdam gin is mixed with a quarter ounce of Cointreau triple sec orange liqueur, a quarter ounce B&B (Benedictine and brandy), half an ounce of cherry brandy, 4 ounces of pineapple juice, half an ounce of lime juice, half an ounce of cherry juice and a dash of bitters. The drink is served in a Tom Collins glass and garnished with a slice of pineapple and a drink umbrella.
Bartender Albert Koundakjian, 29, said the Singapore sling is one of the more popular drinks on the menu, especially as the weather gets nicer.
“It’s a good drink for people to order in warm weather,” Koundakjian said. “The fruity flavor and the umbrella also help.”
The drink is very sweet, without a strong flavor despite the heavy alcohol content. It’s a classic cocktail that can appeal to men and women equally on a warm summer evening.
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