Nuvo Singapore Sling


January 21, 2011 (Day 356) —  Nuvo Singapore Sling

Holy crap. Ten more days. Only 10 more days and I’ve achieved (one) of the goals I set forth to myself a year ago — to make and drink a unique cocktail each day, every day, for an entire year. That’s a crapload of cocktails, in case you were wondering. I’ll try my damnedest to make these last few days worth all the time you’ve invested in my website over the past year. Let’s just say that after this little project is wrapped up, my liver is going to go into hibernation for a good long while.

PICTURED: My liver.

Truthfully, this adventure has lead to more things than simply a knowledge of liquors, cocktails, and mixology. But, those ruminations will be left for my one-year anniversary post. Let’s just suffice it to say that there’s been some very cool things brewing in the background, behind the scenes of this website. Let’s take a trip to a modern classic. This is Cocktails, 365’s take on the classic Singapore Sling.

Nuvo Singapore Sling

1.5 oz gin

1 oz cherry brandy

.5 oz Triple Sec

.5 oz fresh lemon juice

.25 oz grenadine

Ginger ale to top

Combine all of your ingredients except ginger ale into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover and shake at least 30 seconds or until the shaker is covered in frost. Yes, I’m breaking my no-gin-shaking rule. But it can be forgiven this time. THIS time.

Very, very good. While traditionally a summer drink (and a time I would certainly recommend drinking one), but it’s still tasty no mateter what time of the year it is. That’s beauty of certain cocktails. Delicious all year round. Huzzah!

We haven’t had a drink submitted to the Jenn test lately though. So how does it stand up to Jenn’s standards?

The all-important test

Does it meet with her standards? Let me quote her directly.

Jenn: “I likes it! I don’t know what’s in it, but I like it!”

So there you have it. A more detailed person who say it’s a very sweet drink that doesn’t offend those of us who like some more intense cocktails.

Cheers!

— Mark

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