Not quite the original cocktail which has been developed in the Raffles Hotel in Singapore a century ago, nevertheless it holds the essence of an oriental metropolis: I'm talking about the Singapore Sling I tasted last week in the florentine bar "Kitsch". A fruity, fresh and not too sweet aperitivo.
And here's the mix as Charles Schumann suggests:
2-3 cl lemon juice
1 cl sugar syrup
1 ts icing sugar
4 cl Gin
1-2 cl Cherry Brandy
1 cocktail cherry
Shake lemon juice, syrup, sugar and gin on ice cubes in a shaker, strain into longdrink or champagne glasses, fill up with soda. As a final step add carefully the Cherry Brandy.
Run out of cocktail cherries. Sorry! I took some frozen strawberries for substitute... Enjoy!