How to Make a Classic Singapore Sling (Photos)

Categories: Booze Hound

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As the mixology movement takes root across Miami -- classic, pre-Prohibition era cocktails are all the rage. Old favorites like the Blood and Sand, the South Side and the Manhattan are making a stiff comeback, re-introducing the masses to gin, bourbon and other liquors too often shelved in favor of flavored vodkas and sweet liqueurs.

One lesser known classic is the Singapore Sling, a libation invented early in the 20th century at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore, reportedly by Hainanese bartender Ngiam Tong Boon. This lightly fruity, gin-based concoction is a perfect summertime drink for combating the Miami heat.

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But with lots of phonies and fakes floating around (don't try ordering a drink like this at, say, Blue Martini) we wanted the real deal. So we went to Sergio Fernandez, B.A.R.-certified mixologist, sommelier and bartender at Doma Polo Bistro in downtown. He shook us up a Sling, and it was lovely.

Here's the recipe, so you can recreate this classic at home, just in time for the Great Gatsby's release, summer breezes and long, lazy poolside afternoons.

Ingredients:
1 oz London Dry gin
1/2 oz Peter Heering Cherry Liqueur
1/2 oz Cointreau
1/4 oz Benedictine
1/2 oz lime juice
Splash of pineapple juice
Splash of grenadine
Dash Angostura bitters

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Shake well and strain into a tall glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

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Then drink a toast to the good old days.

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Location Info

Doma Polo Bistro

900 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

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