Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Scandinavia Sling

Last week's TDN was themed "Rumless Tiki" and I decided to try out a variation of the Singapore Sling for my submission, but using Aquavit and Kirsch instead of Gin and Cherry Heering.
Scandinavia Sling
  • 1½ oz aged aquavit (O.P. Anderson)
  • 1 oz cognac
  • ½ oz kirsch
  • ½ oz lime
  • ½ oz lemon
  • ¼ oz Bénédictine
  • ¼ oz Grand Marnier
  • ¼ oz TraderTiki Hibiscus grenadine
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters
  • soda to top
Shake and dump into tiki mug, top with ounce or two soda, mint garnish
I added the Grand Marnier and Grenadine to add some of the richness I lost when I swapped the clean kirsch for the deep Cherry Heering.  Those components added some depth, but the drink it still a bit lighter than the base drink.  It has a hint of bright cherry, and a different botanical background flavor due to the aquavit gin swap.  I found it light and refreshing, but still with some warmth from the herbal aquavit and Bénédictine.

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