Sling (Generic Name)

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Ingredients

Barware

Sling glass
Measuring jigger
Shaker
Strainer

Nutrition

There are approximately 151 calories in one serving of Sling (Generic Name).
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Serve in a

Sling glass

Garnish:

Lemon slice

How to make:

SHAKE first three ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with soda or ginger ale.

2 fl oz Brandy, whisk(e)y, gin, rum etc.
12 fl oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
14 fl oz Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup
Top up with Thomas Henry Soda Water (or ginger ale)
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Our Comment:

Sugar balances the citrus juice while the spirit fortifies and the carbonate lengthens.

About:

The word 'Sling' comes from the German 'schlingen', meaning 'to swallow', and Slings based on a spirit mixed with sugar and water were popularly drunk in the late 1800s.

Slings are similar to Toddies and like Toddies can be served hot. (Toddies, however, are never served cold.) The main difference between a Toddy and a Sling is that Slings are not flavoured by the addition of spices. Also, Toddies tend to be made with plain water, while Slings are charged with water, soda water or ginger ale.

The earliest known definition of 'cocktail' describes it as a bittered sling.

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