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Gin Sling

Gin Sling cocktail with gin, sweet vermouth, lemon juice, simple syrup, Angostura bitters, and sparkling water

The Gin Sling recipe dates back to at least the late nineteenth century. This dusted-off version comes from Dale DeGroff’s seminal tome, The Craft of the Cocktail.

DeGroff has a sweet tooth, and we often find that we need to reduce the sweetness in his recipes a bit to appeal to post-millennium tastebuds. We figured we’d have to do that here, with such a large serving of simple syrup. We were pleasantly surprised to find it was quite tasty as written; the sparkling water helps to keep the sweetness in check.

Ingredients

Instructions

Shake everything (except the sparkling water) with ice. Strain into a tall ice-filled glass and top with the sparkling water. Top with a big lemon twist.

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