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Singapore Sling

August 1953
The lime juice in this recipe is somewhat controversial and was not part of the original formula (equal parts gin, cherry brandy, and Bénédictine, which is too sweet for most palates), but trust us, the drink needs it. The cherry brandy we were calling for was probably dry, so try using kirsch or one of the excellent cherry eaux-de-vie made by producers like Reisetbauer.

In a shaker combine the juice of half a lime, 1 teaspoon grenadine, 3/4 ounce cherry brandy, 2 ounces gin, and a dash of benedictine. Pour the liquid into a Collins glass filled with crushed ice and stir vigorously. Fill the glass with sparkling water, garnish with a slice of orange and sprig of mint, and serve with straws.