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Wow - just back from our trip to Singapore and Hong Kong, and I have easily more than a dozen new recipes to recreate and share on Vegetarianized over the next few months, but this is an obvious first choice. There is quite a bit of mystery that surrounds the recipe for this drink created in the early 20th century at the very fancy Raffles Hotel in Singapore. We went to test for ourselves and their version is now extremely touristy - over the top sweet and unnaturally pink. After some trial and error, my version limits extraneous fruit juices and garnish in favor of what is seen as more classic and reserved. Just as at the Raffles Hotel, serve on or near rattan and with peanuts - shell on the floor.

Singapore Sling

August 26, 2012

30 min or less active, 30 min or less total, drink, fall, gluten-free, spring, summer, vegan, winter

Wow - just back from our trip to Singapore and Hong Kong, and I have easily more than a dozen new recipes to recreate and share on Vegetarianized over the next few months, but this is an obvious first choice. There is quite a bit of mystery that surrounds the recipe for this drink created in the early 20th century at the very fancy Raffles Hotel in Singapore. We went to test for ourselves and their version is now extremely touristy - over the top sweet and unnaturally pink. After some trial and error, my version limits extraneous fruit juices and garnish in favor of what is seen as more classic and reserved. Just as at the Raffles Hotel, serve on or near rattan and with peanuts - shell on the floor.

Information

Servings: 2
Time: Less than 30 minutes active and total
Price: About $4.50 per drink
Nutrition (per serving):
Calories: 240
Protein: 0g
Fat: 0g
Saturated fat: 0g
Carbohydrates: 1.2g
Fiber: 0g
Sodium: 1.5mg
Cholesterol: 0mg
High In:
Good Source:
Low In:

Ingredients

  • 3 oz gin
  • 1 oz Cherry Heering (cherry liquor not cherry brandy)
  • 1/2 oz Benedictine (French herbal liquor)
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau (orange liquor)
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup (3/4 cup sugar heated with 1 cup water, then cooled)
  • Dash of Angostura bitters
  • Soda or seltzer water
  • Slice of lemon or zest to garnish

Preparation

  1. Fill a large mixing glass with ice. Add all the ingredients except the soda water and garnish. Mix well and pour into Collins glasses (any tall, thin glass with do). Add soda water to fill and add fizz. Garnish with lemon slice/zest.

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