The term "sling" is believed to have originated in the early 19th century and was used to refer to a type of alcoholic beverage mixed with sugar, water, and spirit.
The exact origins of the Gin Sling are disputed, with several theories circulating. One theory suggests that the cocktail was first concocted in the American colonies during the 18th century, where gin was a popular spirit. Others claim that it was created in the British colonies in Southeast Asia, particularly Singapore, during the same time period.
In Singapore, the cocktail evolved into what is known as the Singapore Sling, a variation of the Gin Sling that includes additional ingredients such as cherry liqueur, pineapple juice, and lime juice.
The Gin Sling gained popularity in the United States during the late 19th century and was often enjoyed as a refreshing and potent cocktail. Over time, variations of the cocktail emerged, including the addition of bitters, citrus juices, or soda water.
Today, the Gin Sling continues to be enjoyed by cocktail enthusiasts around the world, with various recipes and interpretations available. Whether its true origin lies in the American colonies or Southeast Asia, the Gin Sling remains a classic cocktail with a rich history.
SHAKE first 3 ingredients with ice and fine strain into ice-filled glass
TOP with soda water