A sling is an old fashioned gin-based cocktail. Originally made with lemon juice, it’s more often served with pineapple juice nowadays. You could make this cocktail by the glass or a big pitcher for a party. I came up with this for Disney Dinners: Mulan. The gin complements the pineapple juice, making this refreshing and not too sweet. Don’t skip the bitters – they make it!
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I’m writing this as parts so you can easily adapt to however much you want to make. For the party, I bought a bottle of gin, a bottle of cherry-flavored brandy, a huge can of pineapple juice, and a party-sized bottle of ginger ale. For a party you could start with 2 cups gin, 6 cups pineapple juice, 1 cup cherry-flavored brandy. Chill your pitcher until guests arrive, then fill tumblers with ice, fill glass about 3/4 full with gin base, top with ginger ale, and add a few dashes of bitters.
Singapore Slings are often topped with pineapple wedges but I chose fans, which are repeatedly featured throughout Mulan.
1 part gin
3 parts pineapple juice
1/2 part cherry-flavored brandy
Angostura bitters – one or two dashes per glass
- Mix first three ingredients in a glass or a large pitcher. Chill.
- Fill glass with ice. Fill glass 3/4 full with pineapple gin base, top with ginger ale, and add a few dashes of angostura bitters.