Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Squid Mixes: Singapore Sling
The "floated over the top" part is the trick. This was my first experiment with a layered cocktail. I followed what instructions I could find on the web but as you can see from the photo, the brandy didn't so much float as sink directly to the bottom. Gravity wins again. There are recipes without the floating bit so I may opt for that for the party instead - easier anyway.
My wife, however, is more inclined to encourage a more authentic approach to world cuisine. In other words, forget what the expats drink at the Raffles. What do actual Southeast Asians drink? Beer and French wine are both popular. As for spirits, whiskey or rum very diluted with soda is the Thai tradition - this according to the excellent Hot Sour Salty Sweet by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid. Perhaps we will have all options available for our guests.