Monday, July 13, 2015

zadar sling

2 oz Gin (Bluecoat)
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Maraschino Liqueur (Maraska)
1/4 oz Benedictine
1/4 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
2 dash Angostura Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass filled with 2 oz club soda. Garnish with an orange wheel and a cherry (here, long orange twist and a cherry).
Two Wednesdays ago, I was looking through the recipes from the Portland-Providence pop-up event at Thirst Boston last year. There, I spotted a Singapore Sling riff from Eventide in Portland, Maine, that was named after Zadar, Croatia, where Maraschino liqueur was first made. I have previously seen the swap of Maraschino for Cherry Heering in Julie Reiner's Stirred Sling and knew that it would make for a decent but different substitution. In the glass, the Zadar Sling graced the carbonated citrus sip with orange oil aromas from the garnish. Meanwhile, the swallow began with gin and nutty Maraschino notes and ended with Benedictine and Angostura spice.

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