Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Golden Hind

This is a riff on the Ur-Tiki, the Singapore Sling, but with chocolate in place of cherry and ginger beer instead of plain soda. I’m a big fan of long drinks with lime and ginger beer—especially with Fever Tree ginger beer. Never thought I’d be able to say this of a product: it has that bright, sharp, clean ginger flavor for perfect highballs every time.

The Golden Hind

  • 2 oz gin (Tanqueray)
  • 3/4 oz oz crème de cacao (Joseph Cartron brun)
  • 1/2 oz cognac (Courvoisier VS)
  • 1/2 oz Bénédictine
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 1/2 oz ginger beer (Fever Tree)
Shake all but ginger beer with ice cubes and strain into a tall glass. Top with ginger beer and add fresh ice. Garnish with cherry sprinkled with a bit of coarse sea salt. (Named for the Golden Hind.)


  1. I imagine this is an original? This thing looks truly interesting.

  2. Yeah, altering a Singapore Sling in this way is my own idea. (If I borrow something, I’ll make some reference in the body of the post or the named source, depending on how much was borrowed.) I had a lot of fun doing this one.

  3. I will file this under "Things To Do With Ginger Beer."



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