- 3/4 ounce gin
- 1/4 ounce Benedictine
- 1/4 ounce Grand Marnier
- 1/4 ounce Heering cherry liqueur
- 1 ounce pineapple juice
- 1/2 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 dash Angostura bitters
- Club soda, chilled, to top
- Garnish: orange slice
- Garnish: cherry
- Add the gin, Benedictine, Grand Marnier, Heering cherry liqueur, pineapple juice, lime juice and bitters into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
- Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice, and top with the club soda.
- Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.
ARE THE OTHER WAYS TO MAKE A SINGAPORE SLING RED?
David Wondrich has noted that the earliest versions of the Singapore Sling almost certainly used a clear kirschwasser (cherry liqueur) in the drink itself, rather than a red cherry liqueur like Heering. In these original iterations the red color came from a float of red wine.
WHAT TYPE OF GLASSWARE SHOULD YOU USE?
This version calls for a highball glass. You could also use a footed glass, like a Hurricane glass, as the Long Bar at Raffles Hotel does. This style of glass provides a touch of verve to the cocktail’s presentation.