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Get in the Tropical Mindset by Sipping On This Classic Tiki Tipple

Jul 22 2015 - 11:35am

If you've ever sipped a Singapore Sling, you already know just how special this classic tiki tipple is. If you're not yet acquainted, it's a drink that's at once both sweet, tart, and strong, with just enough bitterness to round it all out. (Plus, how fun are the garnishes?) Offered at many tiki bars, it's one to seek out, or better yet, make for your next cocktail hour or dinner party.

Don't let the daunting ingredient list dissuade you from giving this classic a chance. Sure, it requires some up-front investment in ingredients (namely, the Bénédictine and Cherry Heering), but the results are so very worth it. Plus, we've rounded up a handful of cocktails using each of these liqueurs, so that your bottles won't gather dust.

Recipes using Bénédictine:
Vieux Carré [1]
Monte Carlo [2]
Bitter Tom [3]
Rolls Royce [4]
De La Louisiane [5]

Recipes using Cherry Heering:
Blood and Sand [6]
Boo Radley [7]
The Viering [8]
Tom Terrific [9]
On Second Thought [10] — bonus: this also uses Bénédictine

Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling


2 ounces gin
3/4 ounce Cherry Heering
2 teaspoons Bénédictine
2 teaspoons Cointreau
2 ounces pineapple juice
3/4 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
2 dashes grenadine [13]
1 dash Angostura bitters
Soda water
1 maraschino cherry, such as Luxardo, for garnish
Orange twist, for garnish
Mint sprig, for garnish


  1. Add the gin, Cherry Heering, Bénédictine, Cointreau, pineapple juice, lime juice, grenadine, and bitters in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until chilled.
  2. Strain into a collins glass filled with crushed ice. Top with a splash of soda water; stir. Garnish with a cherry, an orange twist, and a sprig of mint.

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