Thursday, July 2, 2009


A Singapore Sling: from Yahoo Answers- This famous drink was invented in 1903 (some say 1915) by Raffles Hotel bartender Ngiam Tong Boon. There are many variations on this potent potable, but this one seems to be the most authentic. We tested it thoroughly, of course, in the bar at the Raffles, where they serve about 2,000 per day.

• 1/3 cup gin
• 1/8 cup lime juice
• 1/2 cup pineapple juice
• 1/8 cup Cherry Heering or cherry brandy
• 1 drop Angostura Bitters
• 1 dash Bendictine liqueur
• 1 dash Cointreau
• Pineapple wedges and cherries for garnish

I don't usually drink gin. Actually I never drink gin. But this was not bad. Just a wee bit too sweet more me. I don't think I would have another....
This cocktail was followed by dinner at Zhang's. Started with Futo Maki (crab, egg, avocado and cucumber) and Scallions Pancakes. I had Salmon with Black Bean Sauce. Nice and spicy with snow peas and green beans. My husband had the Happy Family. A lot of food which means lots of leftovers.
Did I mention I am on vacation!

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