Make Any Day a Vacation Day with this Simple Singapore Sling Recipe

I love how a fruity drink instantly transports you to a land of sea breezes and warm sand (even if you’re just sitting on your front stoop). And gin is my liquor of choice, so I especially love the Singapore Sling. Invented at a hotel bar in the early 20th century, there are many variations, a lot of which call for fancy ingredients, but my version gets the same amazing mix of sweet, tart and bitter without an extra trip to the liquor store. Just be aware of the golden rule of the Singapore Sling: Must Have Garnish. Pineapple wedges, cherries, citrus—whatever!—stack ‘em high onto a skewer before you serve it, otherwise it just won’t do.

Clinton Kelly's Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling

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  • Ingredients
  • 1 small jiggers gin
  • 1 small jigger cherry liqueur (you can sub in Maraschino cherry juice here if you don’t have some on hand from that fondue you made circa 2008)
  • 1 small jigger triple sec
  • 2 small jiggers pineapple juice
  • juice of ½ lime
  • 3 dashes grenadine
  • 1 dash angostura bitters
  • Soda water, to top off
  • Pineapple wedge, to garnish
  • Maraschino cherry to garnish
  • Mint sprigs to garnish
  • Directions
  • Shake the first 8 ingredients in a shaker filled with ice vigorously for 30 seconds. Pour over ice and top off with soda water. Garnish with pineapple wedge, maraschino cherry and mint and enjoy.
Simple Singapore Sling
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