Monday, May 2, 2016

Modern Riff: The Cat's Paw (Singapore Sling)

The Singapore Sling has mostly fallen out of fashion, which if I were being dramatic, is nearly tragic. I made this version for the 2013 Cherry Heering cocktail competition a few years ago and I think it's just proof that a little Chartreuse makes everything better.





-The Cat's Paw-


1.5 oz Navy strength gin
.25 oz green Chartreuse or Chartreuse VEP
.5 oz Cherry Heering
.5 oz Benedictine
.5 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz unsweetened pineapple juice
1-2 dashes of Angostura bitters
2 good dashes of Peychaud's bitters

about 1-2 oz seltzer water


Shake all ingredients through bitters, strain into a tall glass (should be able to hold 14-16 oz) add fresh ice, leaving enough room to top off with seltzer water. After topping with soda/seltzer, stir before serving. Garnish is optional, but a cherry would do the trick. 

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