Sunday, May 1, 2016

singapore express

1 oz Navy Strength Gin (Hayman's Royal Dock)
3/4 oz Lime Juice
3/4 oz Pineapple Juice
1/4 oz Cherry Heering
1/4 oz Cointreau
1 tsp Grenadine
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Build in a tall glass, fill with crushed ice, and swizzle to mix and chill. Garnish with a small pineapple top (omit).

One of the drinks from the Mixology Monday Swizzle wrap-up was a riff on the Singapore Sling. The drink was created and presented by the Kitchen Shamanism blog out of Sweden, and I understood the love-hate relationship with the classic. Here, the Singapore Express removed the soda water, scaled down certain of the dominant flavors like the Cherry Heering, and of course converted it into a Swizzle for the event.
Once prepared, the Singapore Express gave forth a pineapple and juniper aroma. Next, lime and a vague fruitiness on the sip led into gin and a pineapple note that blended into a medicinal cherry flavor on the swallow.


admin said...

This a Singapore sling with less heering and pineapple .... please don't say there should be soda in a Singapore sling ... Blasphemy!! ;-)

frederic said...

Imbibe, Wondrich, Saveur, and plenty others list soda water. No one can agree on an exact recipe (and some doubted that it was Heering but that it was kirsch). The minority of recipes lacked soda water. Just curious what your preferred recipe and source are?

And this recipe bothered me more that it lacked Benedictine in the mix.

admin said...

with the original long bar at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore

1 ounce gin
1/2 ounce Cherry Heering
1/4 ounce Cointreau
1/4 ounce Benedictine
4 ounces pineapple juice
1/2 ounce lime juice
1/3 ounce grenadine
1 dash Angostura Bitters

this is my preferred recipe :)