Singapore Sling

  • juice of 1/4 lemon
  • 1 oz dry gin
  • 2 oz cherry brandy
  • soda water
  • ice
  • maraschino cherry

Combine lemon juice, gin and brandy over ice. Top with soda water. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

The Singapore Sling was the first “real drink” I ever had, coming into my life soon after big mugs of hot milk with a splash of coffee. They were served regularly when Uncle Alex was visiting us. In fact, I always had a sneaking suspicion that Dad was pretty distracted by his brother at those times because when he was making my drink, he always would forget to take the top off the gin bottle when he poured…