It just might be. I would love to try this drink, I have a bottle of Cointreau at home and it's such a big bottle! You can’t substitute B & B (a mixture of Bénédictine and brandy) because the flavor is wrong (although B & B has a delightful taste of its own—drier than straight Bénédictine). Thanks for the comment. This drink sounds like something that I would like. Due to the Angostura bitters, the Singapore Sling can have a pretty bitter finish. Making Singapore slings, I'd like to save some money on ingredients. NYT Cooking is a subscription service of The New York Times. De Singapore Sling is een cocktail met onder meer gin, kersenbrandy, cointreau en DOM Benedictine die werd uitgevonden voor het Raffles Hotel in Singapore. How many calories are in our Singapore Sling recipe. Some of them have such amazing flavor that once you've tasted them, there's no going back. Thanks for the recipe! Any suggestions for faking it? Particularly if you have too many. Hi Barbara, the weather has been so warm that you might be able to squeeze this in, but otherwise you have the pleasure of looking forward to it next year! Hi Bam, how was your trip to Michigan? The Singapore sling is a gin cocktail invented in Singapore around 1915. The recipe for the Singapore Sling changed drastically over time, due to being codified on handwritten notes, getting lo… Uitvinder van dienst: barman Ngiam Tong Boon. The Singapore sling is a variation on a gin sling with some added ingredients. It's most commonly used in cocktails such as the delicious Singapore Sling, made infamous by the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. This long drink was developed in 1915 by Ngiam Tong Boon, a … You could also just leave it out. At least once. Singapore Sling cocktail tasting kit gift box for 2 people. Literally for years I just read about them, until I started tasting them (I was a wine drinker back then). Thanks for your comment. You should definitely give this a try. I felt silly when I found it. Who knows. Hi Jess, this is a super deck drink. Thanks for the kind words, and the comment. The flavor is wrong (although B & B has a delightful taste of its own — drier than Bénédictine). Makes me want to sit out and relax on my deck and sip on one or three of these! ;-) Thanks for the comment. Hi Suzanne, although I have no knowledge that Hemingway actually did try this one, I just assume he did - he seemed to try everything! Copyright © 2010 - 2019, Kitchen Riffs. All Rights Reserved . Oh I love your 2nd shot. Crazy, right? Hi Lisa, you're going to have to make one of these to rectify that! Thanks for your comment. Thanks for your comment. For kicks, I've substituted Fireball for Benedictine in a Bobby Burns. Hi Beet, look in the dictionary under "party animal" and there you'll find your picture, along with Henry's. For a Singapore Sling cocktail mix all ingredients, except the Bénédectine, along with some ice cubes in a shaker. You really do need Bénédictine to make a proper Straits Sling (or a Singapore Sling, for that matter); there’s no substitute for this sweetish liqueur. This is a good cocktail - worth trying. Free UK delivery. Kitchen Riff for me.Malou. ;-) Thanks for your comment. Thanks for sharing. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Includes all the ingredients to make this cocktail at home. Thanks for your comment. Add all ingredients (except seltzer and garnish) to a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice. The Best Drink You’ve Probably Never Had Most people in the United States have never had a Pimm’s Cup. Top with seltzer or club soda (about an ounce), add a straw and stir to mix. Wow look at all the yummy drinks and dishes you made while I was out of town. On the up side, it tastes good — really good. Benedictine is a sweet herbal liqueur. I wonder if Hemmingway tried this drink. Combine gin, cherry-flavored brandy, triple sec, Benedictine, pineapple juice, lime juice, and … Hi Tia, this is one of those drinks that for most of us requires some shopping. Replacing Benedictine with anything means you aren't making Singapore Slings. It was most likely created by a bartender at the Raffles Hotel. Press J to jump to the feed. Goooooodness!!!! I hope you enjoy the flavor of the drink - I'll bet you will. You can’t substitute B & B (a mixture of Bénédictine and brandy). Frankly, we rarely order cocktails out unless we're at a place where we know they do them well - too many restaurants just don't pay enough attention to cocktail. Do others have the same problem I wonder? Best of all, it's extremely tasty. Possible substitutes would be Chautreuse (which is more expensive, so probably not what you're seeking), or Drambuie (which will cost about the same, so unless you already have it, get the Benedictine). This post makes me thirsty for it! Hi Spicie Foodie, that would be a nice surprise! Hope you have an opportunity to try it! I wish I could make it today but I don't have a few of the ingredients. Definitely a different drink, but it was kind of fun. You can’t substitute B & B (a mixture of Bénédictine and brandy). Hi Malou, you need to try one just to refresh your memory! A classic mix of London dry gin, cherry brandy, triple sec, benedictine, grenadine, organic citric acid and pineapple juice, this drink may be busy with flavours, but they … So thank you for introducing this Singapore Sling with a little bit of interesting history! Well done! Hi Words of Deliciousness, the only way to find out is to make one and take a big sip! Raspberry Syrup? ;-) Thanks for the comment. The best option is B&B, which is a blend of Bénédictine and brandy, though it's not as sweet. 2 recipe uses 2 ounces each of pineapple juice and Beefeater gin. Glad to finally learn them and of course I luv the sips of history too. How to Make a Singapore Sling. Garnish with pineapple wedge and/or maraschino cherry. Could the Straits Sling actually have been the original Singapore Sling? Shake well and strain into a tall (10 - 12 ounce) glass filled with ice cubes. To make this Singapore Sling cocktail you will need the ingredients listed. A subreddit devoted to one of the most versatile organic compounds discovered by man. Benedictine is an herbal liqueur, not a raspberry liqueur. It was developed in France in the 19th century. Possible substitutes would be Chautreuse (which is more expensive, so probably not what you're seeking), or Drambuie (which will cost about the same, so unless you already have it, get the Benedictine). Thanks for the comment. Check out our post on. Hi Jenny, this is really a nice drink! Looks very interesting and I might just have to give it a try. Will be back to tell you how wonderful it was! Thanks for the kind words, and the comment. Nothing better. About Us. ;-). The Singapore Sling No. One popular option is just having a ... Sugar has a split personality. Raffles Singapore Long Bar Singapore Sling, The Singapore Sling is a South-East Asian cocktail. Most of us grew up with a Singapore Sling … Hi John! And I actually have Benedictine and never knew what to do with it. In every rendition, the Singapore Sling has been shaken and served tall, retaining its traditional pineapple and cherry garnish. Ingredients in a Singapore Sling. "Blame" that comment on the thought of a few Singapore Slings:)Is there anyway I can see when you reply to a comment Kitchen. Benedictine is a herbal liqueur created using a blend of 27 herbs and spices. Perhaps others are also. But it's really good, and the pineapple juice in it is really refreshing. Yellow Chartreuse is probably the closest in terms of the herbal bouquet and some amaro and pastis may work, too. The name Singapore Sling rings a bell, I just don't know where I had it. Take Care, BAM. 60 ml gin 20 ml cherry-brandy 10 ml Benedictine 10 ml Cointreau 60 ml unsweetened pineapple juice 20 ml fresh lime juice 2 dash real grenadine 1 dash Angostura bitters soda (optional) Shake (except soda) and strain into sling-glass. ;-) Thanks for your comment. Maybe you can do it on Labor Day - the kickoff to your grilling season! I could sure go for any drink that has umbrellas and fruit hanging off of it. Hi Karen, I hear you - when one thinks Singapore Sling, the first thought to pop into one's head isn't the state of Maine! What you get often isn't that good - easier to make them at home. Benedictine is a sweet herbal liqueur. I'm thinking about putting a FAQ together - this would be a good thing to add! ;-) And you definitely need one again. The bartender, ... (If you have cherry brandy or regular brandy and Benedictine, substitute 1/2 ounce Benedictine and 1/4 ounce brandy or cherry brandy or liqueur for B&B). I will have one of each please. I forget where we found those little cocktail picks - it may have been the grocery store - but their shape certainly adds interest to the pictures. Gin (1 deel) DOM Benedictine (1/2 deel) Kersen likeur (1/2 deel) Angostura bitters (2-3 druppels) Cointreau (barlepel) Grenadine (naar eigen smaak, ik heb 1/2 deel gebruikt) Ananassap (3-4 delen) Limoensap (1/2 deel) Hoe maak je de Singapore Sling? It's worth it though - I think with your love of cocktails that you'll enjoy this. Hi Amanda, I'm happy that I was able to help you out! Let us know if you're coming, and if we're around we can serve you this, or another, cocktail. Widely regarded as Singapore’s national drink, the Sling was created in 1915 at Raffles Singapore’s famous Long Bar. I had no idea that this drink originate more than 100 years ago! ... Benedictine, grenadine and pineapple juice. "The Singapore Sling, the Ding-a-ling". When's the next open weekend?your friend,Beet. In the summer I love them all fruiting and slushy and a bit boozy. Thanks for commenting. I thought it had a "red berry" component. Some people like to make it 2 parts cognac, 1 part each of the other two - it's fun to experiment. This sounds like an exotic drink. I've had it for quite some time but it never seems to go down. This iconic cocktail, first created in the Raffles Hotel, Singapore, in the early 1900s needs no introduction! I've been waiting for you to do a Singapore Sling recipe. Hmmm John you are making me thirsty. LOL. Unfortunately I'm not much of a drinker and I'm not too familiar with cocktails. Benedictine is a herbal liqueur created using a blend of 27 herbs and spices. ;-) Thanks for your comment. And a couple is an excellent number. It was developed in France in the 19th century. This fits perfectly! What can I use instead? Thanks for the comment. Cookies help us deliver our Services. I have never made a Singapore Sling. How to Make a Singapore Sling. Hi Louise, ;-) Glad you found the subscription button (for anyone mystified by this comment, just scroll up to Louise's previous comment). It's not an exact substitute but it … Bénédictine is an aromatic herbal liqueur. There are actually quite a few ingredients in a Singapore Sling cocktail. I'll have to check out your blog to find out. The classic ingredients are: pineapple juice; grenadine; benedictine; gin; lime juice; cointreau; cherry brandy; angostura bitters. Now, I can just smlle and say that I have a friend who makes them great. The Singapore Sling. Hi MJ, an awful lot of drinks were created in that time period through the end of prohibition. And I'm so happy to have a "neighbor" here in STL who blogs like me!Say hi to Mrs. I'll definitely say hi to Mrs K R. Thanks for taking time to comment. Singapore Sling ceased to be a Sling a long time ago. I've given up ordering a cocktail out...I just order a glass of wine. As the story (or at least one of them) goes, bartender Ngiam Tong Boon created it so ladies could sneakily enjoy a gin (disguised as fruit punch) alongside the gentlemen at a time when etiquette dictated women couldn’t drink alcohol in public. This thread has been locked by the moderators of r/alcohol. But some people claim that the original drink actually used a clear, dry cherry brandy (like kirschwasser). Powered by, Pimm’s Cup – The Perfect Summer Cocktail, 2 ounces gin (I like Beefeater’s in this drink, but any name brand works), ¾ ounce Cherry Heering (you can substitute another cherry-flavored brandy, but Cherry Heering is perfect for this drink), 2 ounces pineapple juice (since I only use pineapple juice in drinks, I buy those little 6-ounce cans to minimize waste), 1 ounce seltzer or club soda (more or less—see Step 3), pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry garnish (optional; some people like an orange wheel too). And I love your "sips of history" comment. But let’s take a deeper dive into the cocktail. Thanks for your comment. a dash of Bénédictine; soda water; ice cubes; fancy glass (substitute: highball glass) How to mix a Singapore Sling. You really do need Bénédictine to make a proper Singapore Sling — there’s no substitute for this sweetish liqueur. In fact, it was invented in 1863 by. There is no substitute for Cointreau in this drink, IMO. Looks sooo good too, especially with the pineapple juice. ;-) When we lived in Florida we also curtailed our summer grilling somewhat because of the heat. It's really a good drink - well worth trying. Three? It also adds 1/2 ounce each of Cherry Heering and triple sec, 1/4 ounce of … When deBary, the former bar director of the Momofuku restaurant group and author of Drink What You Want , visited the Raffles Hotel in 2012, he noted that, made à la minute with call gin—his choice was Martin Miller’s—the Long Bar’s drink was impeccable. Begin met ijsblokjes in een sling of hurricane glas. Hi Tralliam, I've actually never seen that movie! This herbal liqueur is just one of those things you buy then keep around forever - because most recipes only call for a tiny amount. Grand Marnier doesn’t really work, and a less expensive triple sec just doesn’t deliver the proper flavor. Well worth trying sometime. Thanks for the kind words - I like that 2nd shot a lot too, in some ways more than the top shot. So refreshing and with great flavor. The original Singapore Sling was famously created in 1915 at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. Aren't those great?! You will also want a nice hurricane or Tom Collins glass. I've had a few of them and love, but love them too much. Hi Choc Chip Uru, I'd say this would be a colorful one for you to try in a year. This is gorgeous. Ergens in de jaren 1930 ging het originele recept echter verloren. The only reason why I saw this one was because I just popped in on your Healthy Bean Salad. Thanks for sharing... Hi Louise, glad to hear you've experienced this before! … We bought it from a liquor store going out of business. There are a lot of ingredients in this drink but as soon as I saw the pineapple juice and cointreau I was won over. I have a friend who always talks about these cocktails. Definitely saving it though. I could just see the face of a bartender if I ordered a Singapore Sling here in Maine. Add soda (optional). It's like a picture from the cocktail menu!! We won't even discuss how many Singapore Slings I've experienced during my hey day of partying time:) Now, to say I actually knew whatever ingredients went into those "babies", not a clue. the heat keeps us inside all summer long. You make a Singapore Sling by combining Gin, Cherry Brandy, Cointreau, Benedictine, Grenadine, Pineapple Juice, Lime juice and Angostura Bitters. Actually, I never made one before this year either. ;). I'm pretty sure though that I love this cocktail.. anything sweet, yes that's my drink.Thank you so much for the blog love. The flavor is wrong (although B & B has a delightful taste of its own — drier than Bénédictine). BTW, one of the best drinks with Cointreau (that I know, at least) is the Sidecar: equal parts of cognac, Cointreau, and fresh lemon juice. We reserve the right to change the … It has been a stressful week. The foam top to the drink is made by vigorously shaking the mix. This looks sooo delicious. The Singapore Sling by name is a drink that is found on cocktail menus across the country, but the recipes being used take on almost every form imaginable as long as they loosely approximate the slightly foamy fruit-punch image the drink conjures up. I'm not sure if I'd call it the golden age of cocktails, although the cocktail as we know it today was created then. Thanks for your comment. When You’re Not in the Mood for Marshmallows Everyone roasts meat and poultry. I'm definitely old enough to have had a Singapore Sling. She'll be delighted with your surprise; heck, you both will be since it's an excellent drink! It became a Personality Drink. Singapore Sling, the famous cocktail itself, was developed in 1913 by Ngiam Tong Boon, the bartender at Raffles Hotel. Partially mutations based on the number of years and hands through which the drink went, partially because eventually it became unique and unto itself. Ted Haigh says another sling cocktail was popular in Singapore around the same time as the Singapore Sling:  the Straits Sling (the name is significant because locals called Singapore the “Straits”). Thanks for your comment. :)No, I haven't tried this cocktail yet, I've heard of it though. Because it was research, of course, I had to be through. Step Six: Simple Syrup. Hi Abbe, now you have a use for your Bénédictine! Cool! I would love to try it. You always make me want to try things because of your great stories. Or maybe cocktails. Why? 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