Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Substitutions are real fun, and the Singapore Sling template makes so many tasty fizzy sours. For this adventure, I went with another herbal liqueur in place of the Bénédictine: the incomparable green Chartreuse. The resulting color and big flavor, together with a powerful alcohol wallop, reminded me of one of them gigantic reptiles they have in Southeast Asia, the ones that might just as soon eat you. They stun their victims with poison and then finish ’em off. Last I knew, these creatures are only wild in Indonesia, though maybe by now they’ve headed over to the Western Hemisphere and acquired a taste for rhum agricole in addition to the occasional person. In any case, the drink seems fairly pleasant to me, which might explain a few things around here.

Long drink

  • 2 oz London dry gin
  • 1/2 oz Martinique rum (La Favorite Cœur d’Ambre)
  • 1/2 oz green Chartreuse
  • 1/2 oz crème de pêche (Massenez)
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 1/2 oz soda
Shake all except soda with ice and pour into a collins glass. Top with soda. Fresh ice to fill.


  1. lovely. I was looking at your other photos and love the variety you present. I know first hand how hard that can get after a while. Cheers!

    1. Many thanks. An aspect of this I really enjoy.


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