Sling me a gin


This week it is time for a Singapore Sling or Gin Sling. When researching cocktails it seems, as usual, there are many recipes for a gin based sling, so I used my copy of the The Savoy Cocktail Book for mine.
The Master of the Cocktail, Harry Craddock, doesn’t include the Grenadine and Benedictine that more modern recipes do. I feel less is more.

The juice of  1/4 lemon
1/4 of dry gin
1/2 of cherry brandy
soda water to top up and  ice cube

1 measure = 2oz
1/2 is a generous 1 oz
1/4 is a generous 1/2 oz

Add lemon, gin and cherry brandy to the cocktail shaker.
Shake well and strain into a highball glass.
Top up with soda and add 1 lump of ice.IMG_4392

After tasting, my husband  felt that more gin was required, probably a bit too much soda too. So less, was in fact less and more was in fact required.

Recipe taken from Cocktails The Present from the Past, which includes a reprint of the original Savoy Cocktail Book published in 1930.

Proceed with caution, may cause wobbly legs. Drink aware etc.

All photographs ©designsbysusy

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