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Singapore Sling
cvcgolf
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Posted: 2011-05-03 10:37 pm   Permalink

I'm sorry to post this since I bet it's old news.. However, I just came across this recipe and was wondering who has actually prepared a Singapore Sling this way.. I'm fortunate enough to be able to purchase all the ingredients used for this drink at a near by store.. Even the Cherry Heering.. So I'm very curious to taste this drink.. I'm considering purchasing everything this weekend.. So who has used this exact recipe?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABl4syZQih0

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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2011-05-04 08:12 am   Permalink

Those are the only ingredients I've ever used in a Singapore Sling. It is a fantastic drink- complex, yet you can taste every ingredient.

I keep the Heering around solely for this drink.

but I use Benedictine in other drinks as well.

difference from the video, though, is I dont add soda, and I prefer to strain it into one or more sizeable cocktail glasses with no ice in the glass.

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jingleheimerschmidt
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Posted: 2011-05-04 09:26 am   Permalink

Quote:

I dont add soda, and I prefer to strain it into one or more sizeable cocktail glasses with no ice in the glass.



Heresy!!! No soda? Neat?

There is an entire debate somewhere in the great vastness of the internets that discusses the various recipes. Use real grenadine not that Rose's stuff.


 
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Mr. Moto
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Posted: 2011-05-04 09:36 am   Permalink

I prefer the Singapore Sling's drier cousin, the Straits Sling:

http://www.drinkboy.com/cocktails/Recipe.aspx?itemid=155

It's a nice variation if you haven't tried it. Actually, it's possibly closer to the original recipe for the Singapore Sling than the modern version of that drink.


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TikiHardBop
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Posted: 2011-05-04 09:37 am   Permalink

If Chris McMillian makes it, you don't ask questions and drink it!

 
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jingleheimerschmidt
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Posted: 2011-05-04 09:59 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-05-04 09:37, TikiHardBop wrote:
If Chris McMillian makes it, you don't ask questions and drink it!



Sorry. I disagree. At the end of the day, I am an equal opportunity drinker. However, I would respectfully question Mr. McMillian's choice of Rose's grenadine. It doesn't belong in any drink especially one that you are dousing with an over $80 investment in booze. /rant





 
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TikiHardBop
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Posted: 2011-05-04 10:32 am   Permalink

I was more referring to the fact that Chris McMillian is one of the bartenders that could serve you a Long Island Iced Tea or a Jaegerbomb and you would drink it just because he made it. I'll admit the recipe he makes in the video is somewhat questionable, but finding someone who truly makes a decent Singapore Sling is still unfortunately too rare.

And the video is 4 years old, maybe he's updated his recipe since then...

And check out his classic mint julep:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJV-O1e10z8




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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2011-05-04 11:05 am   Permalink

thanks for reminding me-- this Saturday is Derby Day, and I shall be need mint in order to make the minted simple syrup Friday night for the morrow's juleps...

heh- hadnt seen 'drinkboy's' disclaimer added to the sling recipe, wonder when he put that up.


 
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jingleheimerschmidt
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Posted: 2011-05-04 12:05 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-05-04 10:32, TikiHardBop wrote:
...Chris McMillian is one of the bartenders that could serve you a Long Island Iced Tea or a Jaegerbomb and you would drink it just because he made it.



LOL! I'd love to see him do a Jaegerbomb youtube video.


 
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jingleheimerschmidt
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Posted: 2011-05-06 08:35 am   Permalink

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And check out his classic mint julep: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJV-O1e10z8



That was amazing to watch. Inspirational. Here's the poem:



“Then comes the zenith of man’s pleasure.
Then comes the julep ­­– the mint julep.
Who has not tasted one has lived in vain.
The honey of Hymettus brought no such solace to the soul;
the nectar of the gods is tame beside it.
It is the very dream of drinks,
the vision of sweet quaffings.

The Bourbon and the mint are lovers.
In the same land they live,
on the same food are they fostered.
The mint dips its infant leaf
into the same stream
that makes the Bourbon what it is.
The corn grows in the level lands
through which small streams meander.
By the brook-side the mint grows.
As the little wavelets pass,
they glide up to kiss the feet of the growing mint,
and the mint bends to salute them.
Gracious and kind it is,
living only for the sake of others.
Like a woman’s heart
it gives its sweetest aroma when bruised.
Among the first to greet the spring, it comes.
Beside the gurgling brooks that make music in the fields,
it lives and thrives.
When the bluegrass begins to shoot its gentle sprays to sun,
mint comes, and its sweetest soul drinks at the crystal brook.
It is virgin then.
But soon it must be married to old Bourbon.
His great heart, his warmth of temperament,
and that affinity which no one understands,
demands the wedding.

How shall it be?


Take from the cold spring some water,
pure as angels are;
mix it with sugar till it seems like oil.
Then take a glass
and crush your mint within it with a spoon
– crush it around the borders of the glass
and leave no place untouched.
Then throw the mint away
– it is a sacrifice.
Fill with cracked ice the glass;
pour in the quantity of Bourbon which you want.
It trickles slowly through the ice.
Let it have time to cool,
then pour your sugared water over it.
No spoon is needed;
no stirring allowed
– just let it stand a moment.
Then around the brim place sprigs of mint,
so that the one who drinks may find taste and odor at one draft.

“Then when it is made, sip it slowly.
August suns are shining,
the breath of the south wind is upon you.
It is fragrant, cold and sweet – it is seductive.
No maiden’s kiss is tenderer or more refreshing,
no maiden’s touch could be more passionate.
Sip it and dream – you cannot dream amiss.
Sip it and dream – it is a dream itself.
No other land can give so sweet solace for your cares;
no other liquor soothes you in melancholy days

Sip it and say there is no solace for the soul,
no tonic for the body like old Bourbon whiskey.”


 
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2011-05-06 11:11 am   Permalink

while i like a well made mint julep as much as anybody, i'm not going to elevate that or any other drink above a maiden's kiss and touch!

 
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bonus
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Posted: 2011-05-19 12:56 am   Permalink

You can try this recipe

Ingredients:

* 1 1/2 oz gin
* 1 oz lemon juice
* 1/4 oz sugar syrup
* 1 1/2 tsp powdered sugar
* 2 oz club soda
* 1/2 oz cherry brandy
* lemon slice for garnish
* maraschino cherry for garnish

Preparation:

1. Pour the gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and powdered sugar into a shaker with ice cubes.
2. Shake well.
3. Strain into a highball glass with ice cubes.
4. Pour in the club soda.
5. Float the cherry brandy on top by pouring it over the back of a bar spoon.
6. Garnish with the lemon slice and cherry.





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