1 1⁄2 oz Gin, Plymouth
3⁄4 oz Lime juice
1⁄2 oz Aperol
1⁄4 oz Bénédictine

Shake, strain over ice and soda in a Collins, garnish with a cherry and orange flag.


My take on the Singapore/Raffles Sling, staying somewhat true to the (probable) original recipe of gin/cherry/Bénédictine/lime/water while introducing the fruitiness and effervescence that guests expect from the drink (and keeping the pour cost down via reduced Benny/Heering). Taking its cue from the Eclipse's Heering/Aperol combo, this is still not one of my favorite drinks--I think it could benefit from a barrel-aged bass note or a bright top one--but it's flavorful, approachable, refreshing, and not the slop of syrups and juices that most Singapores are. Most importantly from a service point of view, it's the right color.

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Rafa García Febles, Shelter, Brooklyn, NY.
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