Tuesday, November 29, 2005

One Singapore Sling, coming up!

I'm extremely happy to say that I found my beloved Singapore Sling recipe last night. Had one of those instead of a Sidecar, actually, and it was just as delicious as I remembered it being, though complicated as hell to make. However, if you're feeling ambitious and have a perfectly ripe pineapple lying around, along with some really pretty expensive types of booze, then this is your cocktail. Happy holidays!

Singapore Sling

1 good-sized chunk of fresh, ripe pineapple
1 oz gin
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz cherry brandy (the real kind from somewhere in Europe, not the cheap stuff)
1/2 oz Cointreau
splash of simple syrup
splash of Benedictine
good quality ginger ale or ginger beer

Muddle the pineapple in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add 4 cubes of ice and all the rest of the ingredients except ginger ale. Shake to mix and chill. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass and top with ginger ale. Float a little more cherry brandy and Benedictine on top and enjoy!

(Note: I don't know about the rest of you mamas out there, but I like a tasty cocktail during the long, pre-winter holiday nights. I'm going to try posting a recipe everyday because I do have lots. I promise they won't all contain gin.)


my oh pie maker said...

looks like a trip to the liquor store is in my future; i've never been a big fan of gin, but this is definitely a drink i'm gonna try. i'm more of a bourbon gal myself - no,not evan williams or jack daniels - blanton's. if you've never enjoyed bourbon all that much, i would encourage you to give blanton's a try. it's damned expensive but i must say worth every penny. (maybe they should start paying me, you think?)
thanks again for the recipe -
bottoms up!

Sugarmama said...

Yeah, liquor endorsements by nursing mothers--I wish. You call Blanton's and I'll call Bombay and we'll see what they say. Could be a completely untapped home-based job market for the stay-at-home mom, no?

Piece of Work said...

Oh but I love gin!

Mommygoth said...

Oh, I think it's a better than average chance that *most* of the recipes will be cocktails. :->