Amoretti Classic Cocktail #18: Singapore Sling

Unique beverage syrup: Kirsch

Kirsch is traditionally made from double distillation of morello cherries,and have a refined taste with subtle flavors of cherry and a slight bitter-almond taste.

Most all of the cocktails we’ve featured in our Classic Cocktails series have their origins in America, the Caribbean, or Europe. Today, however, we’ve got something truly different up our sleeve. This drink recipe hails all the way from Singapore and was first made about 100 years ago (sometime before 1915). The drink is, of course, the Singapore Sling.

Like most classic cocktails, the Singapore Sling has undergone some major changes over the last century. Similar to the Ramos Gin Fizz and the Hurricane, the Singapore Sling started out as a locals-only creation, but exploded into an international phenomenon. The Raffles Hotel in Singapore is now famous for having created this iconic drink one century ago.

For the most part, the ingredients aren’t all too exotic. It has the basics that any good cocktail needs: a spirit (gin), a sour (lemon juice), and something sweet (simple syrup and powdered sugar). However, Ngiam Tong Boon, the bartender who created this drink at the Raffles Hotel’s Long Bar, mixed things up a bit by adding cherry brandy to the mix.

Since cherry brandy isn’t the most common ingredient to have on hand, we’ve created a version of this classic drink recipe that uses Amoretti Premium Kirsch Syrup, one of those hard to find beverage syrups that customers love us for!

Our kirsch syrup is based on German kirschwasser, a clear cherry-flavored brandy. Like all of our liqueur-flavored syrups, it’s non-alcoholic and only carries the natural flavor of the spirit it’s named after! If you want to mix things up at your home bar, give it a try in the Singapore Sling!

Singapore Sling Drink Recipe

  • Ingredients:
    • 1.5 oz gin
    • 1 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
    • 0.25 oz simple syrup
    • 1.5 tsp powdered sugar
    • 2 pumps Amoretti Premium Kirsch Syrup
    • 2 oz club soda
    • lemon slice (garnish)
    • maraschino cherry (garnish)

  • Directions:
  • Add everything but the club soda and two garnishes to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a highball glass. Add the club soda to the top, then add the lemon slice and maraschino cherry.

    If you love this classic cocktail recipe, we’d love to know about it! Share your feedback about this recipe, as well as any modifications you’ve made, on the official Amoretti Facebook page. Also, be sure to check out our liqueur syrups for other hard to find beverage syrups. We don’t think you’ll be disappointed by the selection!

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