How Do You Make a "Singapore Sling"?


Quick Answer

To make a Singapore Sling, put ice cubes into a cocktail shaker, add gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and powdered sugar, shake the contents well, and pour the mixture into a cocktail glass. Pour club soda into the glass, and add cherry brandy. Garnish with a cherry and lemon slice.

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  1. Assemble your ingredients

    Assemble 1 ounce lime juice, 1 1/2 ounces gin, 1/4 ounce simple syrup, 1/2 ounce cherry brandy, powdered sugar, lemon slice and maraschino cherry to garnish. It takes about three minutes to make the cocktail.

  2. Mix the ingredients

    Put ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Pour in the ingredients starting with the gin, followed by lemon juice, simple syrup and then powdered sugar. Shake contents well.

  3. Strain the contents into a glass

    Put ice cubes in a highball glass, and strain the shaker contents into the glass. Pour in a dash of club soda.

  4. Add the cherry brandy

    Flip a bar spoon so the back of the spoon is facing you and float the cherry brandy on top of the drink. You can substitute cherry brandy with Cherry Heering or kirsch.

  5. Garnish the cocktail

    Place a maraschino cherry on top of the drink and a slice of lemon on the side of the glass to garnish.

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