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This long drink was developed sometime before 1915 by Ngiam Tong Boon, a Hainanese bartender working at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel Singapore. It was initially called the gin sling, a sling was originally an American drink composed of spirit and water, sweetened and
40 ml Gin
20 ml Heering Cherry Liqueur (cherry brandy)
5 ml Cointreau
5 ml DOM Bénédictine
10 ml Grenadine
80 ml Pineapple juice
30 ml Fresh lemon juice
Standard garnish: pineapple and maraschino cherry
1 dash Angostura bitters
Pour all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes.
Strain into Poco Grande glass.
Served straight up; without ice
Garnish with pineapple and maraschino cherry.