Family and Friends Barrel Sling

Difford's Guide




There are approximately 260 calories in one serving of Family and Friends Barrel Sling.
Family and Friends Barrel Sling image

Serve in a

Sling glass


Orange zest twist, pineapple wedge & cherry

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. Originally designed to be a barrel aged cocktail so consider making a large batch and maturing in cask, prior to stirring with ice and serving.

1 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
2/3 fl oz Cherry Heering Liqueur
2/3 fl oz Bacardi Carta Blanca light rum
1/2 fl oz Coconut rum (35-40% alc./vol.)
1/2 fl oz Manzanilla sherry
1/3 fl oz Orange Curaçao liqueur
4 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters

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The result of a collaborative effort from bartenders from seven countries brought together at Hong Kong's Manhattan bar. The cocktail they produced is now maturing in a cask held at the bar.

Their recipe:
30ml Tanqueray 10
20ml Cherry Heering
20ml Diplomatico blanco
15ml Koko Kanu
15ml Manzanilla Sherry
10ml Orange Curacao
4 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters

The bartenders:
Christoffer Johansson (Pix Bar, Sweden)
Brendan Shorrock (Peppercrab Grand Hyatt, Dubai)
Amanda Wan (The Envoy, Hong Kong)
Hungie Fong (Origin, Hong Kong)
Richard Grimsey (Encore Brasserie, Northern Ireland)
Kyle Thousand (The Oakland Art Novelty, USA)
Nick DesEnfants (Elixir, San Francisco, USA)
Guruprashanth Muddiyavar (High Ultra Lounge, India)
Jérémy Lafrance (Le Calbar, France)

In March 2016, Peter F. Heering®, most famous for its Cherry Heering® Liqueur, joined together with the spectacular Manhattan Bar, located in the Regent Hotel Four Seasons in Singapore, to continue the 100th Anniversary celebrations of the Singapore Sling.

Singapore’s Manhattan Bar derives its inspiration from the first Golden Age of cocktails which reached its apogee in 1920′s and 30′s New York and this is impressively celebrated in the form of an archetypal New York grand hotel bar - the Manhattan Bar. This bar is also now home to the Cherry Heering inspired cocktail – the Family and Friends Barrel Sling.

Finalists from the 2015 Peter F. Heering Sling Award® were invited to collaborate on a special sling cocktail recipe and the result of this collaboration was the Family and Friends Barrel Sling, a cocktail now aging in cask number 100 at the Manhattan Bar’s unique On-premise Rickhouse. This prominently showcases an array of over 100 specially imported American oak casks with cask number 100 being particularly apt for the maturation of the Family and Friends Barrel Sling due to 2015 being the 100th year celebration of the Singapore Sling cocktail.

“This is a once in a lifetime collaboration between an iconic brand, which is Peter F. Heering featuring Cherry Heering in a once in a lifetime cocktail recipe, The Barrel Sling”, said Adéle Robberstad, CEO Peter F. Heering

The Manhattan Bar ranked number 35 in The World's 50 Best Bars 2015, an elite list presented annually in London.

The Barrel Sling is being held in the exclusive cellar of the Manhattan Bar and will be tapped as the Peter F. Heering brand turns 200 years in 2115.

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