I recently was in Singapore, where I tasted some of the most incredible Singapore Slings ever (hint: the best was NOT at the Raffles, but I guess this is a matter of personal taste).
When I came back home, I really wanted to buy the ingredients to prepare it at home, but I found that if I follow the original recipe (well, I do have something different), the taste is different.
I am pretty sure then, that the bars I visited did something different, and I'd like to find out the combination that I like the most.
120ml Generic brand pineapple Juice 7,5ml Cointreau 7,5ml DOM Benedectine 15ml Generic brand lime juice 15ml Bols cherry brandy 30ml Beefeater gin 10ml Monin Grenadine Dash of Angostura bitter
If I drink it near the ice, it tastes good, while if I do it with a straw from the bottom of the glass, the after taste is... Too much Almond-like, sweet/bitter.
I wonder if
Cherry Heering really is that "something" here (I know the Bols is cheap, maybe DeKuyper instead?), or if I can substitute
Cointreau with a Triple Sec, or if I have to choose a better gin.