Singapore Sling

Actually sling is old mixed drink which made with strong spirit (like gin), water and sugar. This drink is no so popular today. This mixed drink continue now to its famous version – Singapore Sling.

The Sling - fizzy and bubles (Коктейль Слинг с пузырьками)

One of the simplest recipe of Singapore Sling I found in one of my Salvatore Calabrese book. He notice that is not original version, but this recipe is so use.

The Singapore Sling (Коктейль Сингапурский Слинг)

Singapore Sling

40 ml gin
20 ml cherry-brandy liqueur
20 ml fresh lemon juice
Shake (except soda) and strain into collins glass. Add soda. Garnish with a lemon wedge and red maraschino cherry.

It is so dry cocktail with bitternes of cherry. The taste of this Singapore Sling depend on cherry-brandy. I use cherry-brandy liqueur by BOLS. Also I use famous Cherry Heering Liqueur by Peter Heering with great results.

The “Original” Singapore Sling is more compose drink. This version is average from two recipes from The Essential Bartender’s Guide by Robert Hess and Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails by Ted Haigh with a hint of The Essential Cocktail by Dale Degroff :) .

The Original Singapore Sling (Настоящий Сингапурский Слинг)

The Singapore Sling

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. Add soda (optional). Garnish with an orange wedge and red maraschino cherry.

I use both cherry-brandy – BOLS Cherry and Cherry Heering – with similar results. The taste of this “Original” Singapore Sling depend on composition of Cointreau, Benedictine, cherry-liqueur etc. I use homemade-cold-process-real-pomegranate grenadine for this ultimate cocktail also.

The Singapore Sling has very unusual taste. The complex bitter and herbal palate is unique pleasure. It is cocktail for real gentleman and connoisseur.

Blood and Sand

In first sight the Blood and Sand Cocktail has awful composition – scotch, cherry-brandy liqueur, sweet vermouth (that’s enough!) and orange juice. But today this stuff seems to me very perspective.

The story of the name of this cocktail is well known, you may read it here. But name of the creator keep in the dark. I use recipe from CocktailDB. One of my favorite cocktail book The Essential Cocktail by Dale DeGroff prescribed equal part of all ingredients.

The Blood and Sand Cocktail in a vintage crystal glass (Коктейль Кровь и песок в винтажном хрустальном бокале)

Blood and Sand

20 ml scotch
15 ml sweet vermouth
15 ml cherry-brandy liqueur
20 ml fresh orange juice
Shake. Cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange peel.

The Blood and Sand Cocktail has unique sweet and fruit taste with hint of specific scotch taste and flavor. It is admirable!

Rose Cocktail

The Rose Cocktail is classic cocktail which was invented in 1920-s somewhere in Europe. It contain kirsch (or kirschwasser) as main alcohol, cherry-brandy (or as Wondrich specify raspberry liqueur or Chambord) as sweetener and dry vermouth as diluent. Kirsch is rare but interesting dry fruit brandy (or eau-de-vie) from Germany and France. It obtain from specifiс cherry by pot-distillation process.

The Rose Cocktail in sugar rimmed glass (Коктейль Роза в бокале с сахарным ободком)


45 ml dry vermouth
15 ml cherry brandy
15 ml kirsch
Stir. Cocktail glass with a rim from grenadine and sugar. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

The Rose Cocktail is admirable pre-dinner drink with elegant aroma of cherry and herbal taste.