One of the most refreshing cocktail style drinks is the sling. A traditional sling consists of a spirit with water, sugar, and citrus juice. Here we modify the traditional version to create a mix of different flavours that combine beautifully together. A smooth tasting blend of whiskies start as our base and strong alcohol presence. We then add sweet vanilla, light fruit notes of apricot and stretch those flavours with cranberry and apple juices. All of the ingredients in one drink make a very refreshing and flavourful beverage that you can sip and enjoy. Cheers!
1 1/2 oz. Famous Grouse blended scotch whisky
1/2 oz. Galliano Liqueur
1/2 oz. Bols Apricot Brandy
1oz. Cranberry Juice
2oz. Apple Juice
Garnish with an Apple slice
Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass with ice. Garnish with an apple slice.
An important method in this drink is the shake. If the cocktail is not shaken, you will lose some of the appeal from the complete mixing of the flavours and the froth that is present when juices are forced to combine.
Pouring into a glass with new ice will help create a refreshing and crisp cocktail. Compared to simply using the same ice that is in the shaker which is rounded and dull due to the shaking process.