The Western Sling cocktail is an easy-going fruity drink featuring three ounces pineapple juice – and most of an ounce of simple syrup, too. But it’s not as sweet as it sounds, because there’s also lemon juice and gin.
It’s a variation on the Singapore Sling, and like the Singapore, the alcohol in it can sneak up on you while you’re enjoying the fruity easy-goingness.
If you drink this one sitting down, you may be in for a surprise when you go to stand up. It’s what we call a stealth drink.
- 2 ounces gin
- 1/2 ounce cherry brandy
- 1 ounce lemon juice
- 2/3 ounce simple syrup
- 1 teaspoon grenadine
- 3 ounces pineapple juice
Shake all the ingredients together well and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. For garnish, you can use any or all of the following: a pineapple wedge, an orange slice, a maraschino cherry, a lemon twist or colorful straws.