First crafted at the Long Bar in the Raffles Hotel in Singapore in the early 1900s, the Singapore Sling is known for its bright pink hue and foamy fruit punch cap. The drink combines gin, cherry brandy, and citrus juices for a sweet treat. Sling comes from the German “schlingen” meaning to swallow and refers to spirits diluted with water or soda.
2 tablespoons unsweetened pineapple juice
1 1/2 tablespoons (3/4 ounce) gin
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons (1/4 ounce) orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier)
1 1/2 teaspoons (1/4 ounce) cherry liqueur (such as Heering)
1 1/2 teaspoons (1/4 ounce) herbal liqueur (such as Bénédictine)
1 dash of homemade peach-vanilla bitters
1/4 cup club soda
Garnishes: Orange slices, Maraschino cherries
How to Make It
Combine the pineapple juice, gin, lime juice, orange liqueur, cherry liqueur, herbal liqueur, and bitters in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a highball glass. Top with the club soda, and garnish, if desired.