The Best Singapore Gin Sling Recipe You’ll Ever Try

Welcome to another delightful exploration of the world of cocktails from your friends at Snowdonia Spirit Co. Today, we’re excited to dive into the timeless classic, the Singapore Gin Sling, with a unique twist using our very own Welsh Dry Gin. This cocktail is not just a drink; it’s an experience, and we can’t wait to share it with you!

The Story of the Singapore Sling

The Singapore Sling is a cocktail that has travelled through time and geography to become a global favourite. Created in the early 20th century at the Long Bar in the Raffles Hotel Singapore, by Ngiam Tong Boon, this drink was designed to be an elegant and refreshing beverage, perfect for the tropical climate of Singapore.

Over the years, the Singapore Sling has evolved, with various recipes offering their own twists. Today, we’re bringing you our version, highlighting the distinctive flavours of our Welsh Dry Gin, which adds a unique character to this classic cocktail.

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Ingredients for the Perfect Singapore Gin Sling

Creating the perfect Singapore Gin Sling at home is both an art and a science.

Here’s what you’ll need:
• 50ml Snowdonia Spirit Co. Welsh Dry Gin
• 25ml Cherry Heering (Cherry liqueur)
• 10ml Benedictine
• 10ml Cointreau
• 100ml Pineapple juice
• 15ml Fresh lime juice
• 10ml Grenadine
• A dash of Angostura bitters
• Soda water (to top up)
• A maraschino cherry and a slice of pineapple (for garnish)

Instructions: Crafting Your Singapore Gin Sling

Making this cocktail is a straightforward process, but it requires a bit of care to balance all the flavours perfectly.

Here’s how to do it:
1. Prepare Your Shaker: Start by filling your cocktail shaker with ice. This will ensure your drink is well-chilled and properly mixed.
2. Add the Ingredients: Pour 50ml of our Welsh Dry Gin, 25ml of Cherry Heering, 10ml of Benedictine, 10ml of Cointreau, 100ml of pineapple juice, 15ml of fresh lime juice, and 10ml of grenadine into the shaker.
3. Shake It Up: Shake the mixture well until the outside of the shaker feels cold. This usually takes about 15-20 seconds.
4. Strain and Serve: Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice.
5. Top Up: Add a dash of Angostura bitters and top up with soda water.
6. Garnish: Garnish your drink with a maraschino cherry and a slice of pineapple. This not only adds to the aesthetic appeal but also enhances the tropical feel of the cocktail.
7. Enjoy: Your Singapore Gin Sling is now ready to be enjoyed. Take a moment to appreciate the vibrant colour and the refreshing aroma before taking your first sip.

Why Use Snowdonia Spirit Co. Welsh Dry Gin?

You might wonder why our Welsh Dry Gin makes such a difference in this classic cocktail.

Here are a few reasons:
• Unique Flavour Profile: Our Welsh Dry Gin is crafted with a blend of botanicals that offer a unique and complex flavour profile. This adds depth to the Singapore Sling, making each sip an exploration of flavours.
• Quality Ingredients: We take pride in using only the finest ingredients in our gin. This commitment to quality ensures that every cocktail made with our gin is of the highest standard.
• Artisanal Craftsmanship: At Snowdonia Spirit Co., we believe in the art of gin-making. Each bottle is crafted with care and precision, reflecting our passion for creating exceptional spirits.

Tips for the Perfect Singapore Gin Sling

To make your Singapore Gin Sling truly outstanding.

Here are a few tips:
• Use Fresh Ingredients: Fresh lime juice and high-quality pineapple juice make a significant difference in the final taste of your cocktail.
• Chill Your Glass: Before pouring your cocktail, chill your highball glass in the freezer for a few minutes. This helps keep your drink cold for longer.
• Balance the Flavours: Adjust the amount of grenadine and lime juice to suit your taste. The perfect balance of sweet and sour is key to a great Singapore Sling.
• Experiment: Don’t be afraid to experiment with the ratios and ingredients. Make the cocktail your own by finding the perfect balance that suits your palate.

The Singapore Gin Sling Experience

There’s something magical about enjoying a well-made cocktail, and the Singapore Gin Sling is no exception. It’s a drink that transports you to a different place and time, evoking the charm and elegance of the early 20th century. With every sip, you can taste the harmony of flavours – the sweetness of cherry and pineapple, the complexity of the botanicals in our gin, the subtle bitterness from the Angostura bitters, and the refreshing fizz of soda water.

We hope you enjoy making and savouring the Singapore Gin Sling as much as we do. It’s a cocktail that’s as delightful to make as it is to drink, and with our Welsh Dry Gin, you’re sure to create something truly special. Here’s to good times and great cocktails!
Iechyd da!


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