Singapore Sling: Which Gin?
having a party in a couple of weeks where I will be bartending with this little gem as my signature drink. I don't really have any experience making them and was curious for any input on gin brands (or any other input). Will it even matter? with all the ingredients going into this, do I just pick a strong gin to shine through, or not waste my time and keep it scaled back?
pulled off this recipe from drinkboy.com:
1 1/2 ounce gin
1/2 ounce Cherry Heering brandy
1/4 ounce Cointreau
1/4 ounce Benedictine
4 ounces pineapple juice
1/2 ounce lime juice
1/3 ounce grenadine
dash angostura bitters
I'll be practicing this weekend. The pineapple juice seems a little strong.
forgot to post Ted Haigh's for side by side comparison:
3 oz. pineapple juice
1 1/2 oz. gin
1/4 oz. lime juice
1/2 oz. Cherry Heering
1/4 oz. Benedictine
1/4 oz. Cointreau
1 dash Angostura bitters
Shake with ice, strain. Top with a little soda water. Garnish with a flag.
So, I would say that my standard gins are Gordon's as a cheaper one and Tanqueray. Both are pretty good gins and I feel that they are fairly standard.
I prefer Bombay Sapphire for gin and tonics but it would be wasted in a Singapore Sling. For mixed drinks, try normal Bombay, or maybe Tanqueray Rangpur Lime.