Gin Sling

3 minutes /
Gin Sling
40 ml 1.5 oz Gin
20 ml 0.75 oz Sweet Vermouth
20 ml 0.75 oz Lemon juice
20 ml 0.75 oz Sugar syrup
Sugar syrup
Just sugar and water, equal parts. Simple sugar syrup is used in most shaken cocktails and is a must to have in your fridge. Learn how to make it
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
80 ml 3 oz Soda Water
1 Lemon wedge

1 Prepare

Cut your Lemon ready for garnish and squeezing

2 Ice

Fill both your glass and shaker with cubed ice

3 Add ingredients

Pour all the ingredients excluding the soda into your shaker

4 Shake

Close the shaker and shake hard for 7 seconds

5 Strain

Take off the small top off the shaker and strain out the mix into your iced glass.

6 Soda and stir

Top off with Soda. Stir all the ingredients together well (top with ice if required)

7 Garnish and serve

Garnish with your lemon wedge

The Cocktail

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.


Bartender Tip:

Replace the gin to create a whiskey sling, rum sling, or brandy sling.

Recommended Glass

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