Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling

This fruity, juicy drink first appeared at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore in 1915, but that recipe has been modified often and radically since then. Our version has just the right amount of sweetness without distracting from the food.

Ingredients Directions

For One Drink

1/2 ounce gin
1/2 ounce cherry brandy
1/2 ounce Cointreau
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
3/4 ounce orange juice
3/4 ounce pineapple juice
club soda
maraschino cherry

Shake the first six ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled glass. Top off with a splash of club soda and a maraschino cherry.

For Twenty Drinks

1 1/4 cups gin
1 1/4 cups cherry brandy
1 1/4 cups Cointreau
1 1/4 cups fresh lime juice
2 cups orange juice
2 cups pineapple juice
1 1/2 liters club soda
maraschino cherries
Combine all the ingredients except the club soda in a large pitcher, add ice, and stir for about 30 seconds. Spoon out the ice cubes. Store the pitcher in the refrigerator until party time. As you pour each drink, top it off with club soda and a maraschino cherry.

From Cocktail Parties, Straight Up! Easy Hors D'oeuvres, Delicious Drinks and Inspired Ideas for Entertaining with Style by Lauren and Anne Purcell.