”Singapore Sling” is a unique cocktail, it’s ingredients are not similar to any others. It creates the uniqueness inside, so probably that’s why every person likes it so much.
The cocktail which should impress a girl… What should be inside of it? What taste should it have? That’s not easy to find the answers to these questions. But a barista from Singapore has found them many years ago.
“Singapore Sling Cocktail” was invented in Singapore. Nowadays this cocktail is so popular among tourists who come to different countries to enjoy the tiki culture. But as it is so popular there, many American and European cafes also offer “Singapore Sling Cocktail” to their clients.
Singapore cocktail was a transit point for the U.S. army during the Vietnam War. So American officers came to many cafes and bars of Singapore. Once a young American officer came to the bar and asked a barista to make something special as he wanted to impress his girlfriend with a unique cocktail. That barista was pretty creative, he started to mix different drinks and finally he made a nice cocktail. The girl liked it a lot! Other people started to drink it… And they were impressed too. The barista decided to name this cocktail as a “Singapore Sling”. “Sling” means “commander” there and that’s how they called American Officers.
This cocktail is pretty light, bittersweet and not very strong. It’s a perfect option for a girl who just want to drink something light and beautiful or even for a man if he wants to drink something that is not strong. In any case, if you’re sitting at home and you want to drink something and impress your girlfriend or even yourself… Take a shaker and be ready to create a “Singapore Sling Cocktail”
♦ Ingredients ♦
- Gin — 30ml
- Heering Cherry Liqueur — 15ml
- Cointreau — 15 ml
- Pineapple Juice — 120 ml
- Fresh Lime Juice — 15 ml
- Grenadine — 10 ml
- Angostura bitters — 2-3 drops
♦ Preparation ♦
1 ) Pour all these ingredients into a shaker, add some ice cubes inside. Shake it for 15 seconds.
2) Strain the drink into a highball glass.
3) You can decorate your cocktail with a cherry or a pineapple.
Even if you become a pro in making “Singapore Sling Cocktail”, don’t forget to drink it in any bar when you come to Singapore. Tiki “Singapore Sling Cocktail” is a sight in Singapore, every good travel agent will tell about it to their clients. But don’t drink it too fast. Relax and enjoy it. This cocktail can be with you for the whole evening.