Tales of the South Pacific- The Singapore Sling

The Singapore Sling

Tales of the South Pacific- The Singapore Sling:

WOW! I cannot believe we are already on Bon Appeteach “Book Club” week six! This summer is flying by. However, the highlight of my blogging week is definitely this cocktail series. I have had so much fun coming up with book inspired drinks and I hope you have enjoyed it too! This weeks book, Tales of the South Pacific, by James A. Michener is a 1947 Pulitzer Prize winning book of short stories from the World War II era. The book entrances the reader and takes you to the exotic paradise that is the South Pacific as soldiers prepare for war. The reason why I chose the Singapore Sling for this weeks cocktail, was based off of a few factors. According to Liquor.com, this drink was first created at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore and the recipe was first published in the 1930’s. Even though this cocktail pre-dates the tiki movement here in the U.S (inspired by soldiers coming back post WWII and looking for similar drinks), this has a bit of a tiki drink vibe and fit the theme well. Looking at several recipes online for this classic cocktail, you will find several versions. This is my take this week on the classic Singapore Sling. Find the full recipe below!

The Singapore Sling

The Singapore Sling:

  • 1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 1/4 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1 oz. London Dry Gin
  • 1/4 oz. Grand Marnier
  • 1/4 oz Benedictine D.O.M Liqueur
  • 1/4 oz. Cherry Liqueur (I used Heering)
  • 2 Dashes Orange Bitters
  • Club Soda
  • Ice

The Singapore Sling

Shaken, Not Stirred

I like to build this cocktail in a shaker tin to start. Add the fruit juice,  cherry liqueur, grand marnier, and benedictine into the shaker. Next, add the gin and the bitters. Toss in some ice and give it a good shake. Use a strainer to pour over ice into a collins glass. Add a straw and a lemon or lime wheel and serve! Even though the Singapore Sling has several ingredients, all it takes is a bit of measuring and a little shaking!

The Singapore Sling

Food Pairings

I love anything seafood based when it comes to this refreshing South Pacific inspired drink. This week I chose to make a Smoked Crab Dip. It’s cheesy, hot, and oh so ooey-gooey. What I like about a hot dip is the contrast it makes with a cool refreshing cocktail. The flavors pair nicely. Feeling up for something more chill and refreshing? Check out these Grilled Shrimp & Avocado Salad cups too!

Smoked Crab Dip

Cheers to Friday and to this delightful book inspired Singapore Sling! 

Bon Appeteach,

-L

The Singapore Sling

Print Recipe
Serves: 1 Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 1/4 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 oz. Lime Juice  
  • 1 oz. London Dry Gin 
  • 1/4 oz. Grand Marnier
  • 1/4 oz Benedictine D.O.M Liqueur
  • 1/4 oz. Cherry Liqueur (I used Heering)
  • 2 Dashes Orange Bitters
  • Club Soda
  • Ice 

Instructions

1

Add the fruit juice,  cherry liqueur, grand marnier, and benedictine into the shaker.

2

Next, add the gin and the bitters.

3

Toss in some ice and give it a good shake.

4

Use a strainer to pour over ice into a collins glass.

5

Top the drink off with club soda

6

Add a straw and a lemon or lime wheel for garnish and serve!

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