A member of the old “sling” family of cocktails this was one of the most popular American drinks for nearly 100 years before 1800.
Old history talks about a way to make the gin easy to drink, from the German verb schlingen. A simple modification in the middle of the night to drink anything different with the same alcohol.
The modern Gin Sling is perfectly balanced – sweet, sour, bitter. It is refreshing and tasty.
Replace the gin to create a whiskey sling, rum sling, or brandy sling.