I made Singapore Slings for a while, but the proper ingredients are just so darn hard to acquire around here, particularly the Benedictine, and the Cherry Heering. So once supplies ran out.....
When I was in the Marine Corps about 1967 my unit was sent to Japan on a WWII LST 1040 USS Park County.
We stopped in Guam for 5 days.
At the base club I was introduced to a Singapore Sling.
I puked red for about an hour after drinking too much.
But at 20 years old it was just a minor inconvenience.
Today I like Evan Williams or Jim Beam black bourbon on the rocks with some coke.
For those friends who do not like the taste of alcohol, I usually make vodka cranberry:
- fill half a glass/tumbler with ice
- 6 oz cranberry juice
- 2 oz vodka
- splash of OJ
- a bit of squeezed lime
Vodka on its own doesn't have any taste, and cranberry juice masks the alcohol very well. If I make it for myself, I reduce the amount of juice so that I can at least feel the alcohol.