The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess
Strait’s Sling Cocktail
Of course almost everybody has heard of the famous Singapore Sling, invented at Raffles Hotel in Singapore. What they might not know, is that sometime during the 1930s they stopped serving the drink, and when they decided to start making it again, they discovered they no longer had the original recipe. As the rumor goes, an old customer had a recipe written on the back of an old napkin, and they used that to bring back the drink. There are some who say that this isn't the same recipe. Instead, they feel that the "original" Singapore Sling recipe is found here, in the recipe for the Straits Sling. We may never know.
2 oz Gin
1 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz cherry brandy
1/2 oz Benedictine
dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
dash Angostura Orange Bitters
Shake with ice.
Strain into a collins glass filled with ice.