2014 Peter F Heering Sling Award Announce 44 Global Finalists on barlifeuk.com

Having grown from 27 competing countries in 2014 to 44 this year, the Heering Sling Awards have evolved into proper global competition.

The first stages of this year’s comp have taken place, with the winners of national heats being announced, and making up the global pool of finalists.

Moving forward, the finalists will now be tasked with promoting their drinks in bars and to the public, with the assistance of a stipend from Heering. You can view their efforts on the Peter F. Heering Sling Awards Facebook page.

The next steps involve a semi final on August 26th in London, and global final at Berlin Bar Convent over the 7-8th October this year.

Congratulations to everyone who won their National heat, and a special slap on the back to David Hoggan from The Hoxton Pony for becoming the UK’s representative.









June — 2014 (New York, New York) The Peter F. Heering Sling Award jury panels worldwide have notified 44 Sling Bartenders that… “You are Global, Baby!!” The Peter F. Heering Sling Award, which has grown from 27 participating countries last year to now 44 participating Sling inspired countries has elevated the competition to one of the world’s greatest and largest cocktail competitions and more importantly lifted this extremely talented group of bar-stars into rare air in the ever-growing global cocktail scene.


The Top 44 Global Finalist will now get the unique opportunity leverage “The Peoples Vote” and will be provided a stipend to support cocktail menus, cocktails of the month or whatever they feel will inspire their guests, friends and family to raise their profile and their Sling achievement, see www.facebook.com/heeringliqueur

Moving forward, the Top 44 Sling stars will have the opportunity to move into the Top 15 Global Semi-Finalist category, which will take place August 26th in London, England led by bar legend Simon Difford. Difford will lead a prestigious jury panel that will include media, tastemakers and bar experts who will determine who will move onto Berlin, Germany and the Top 5 Global Finalist of the 2014 Peter F. Heering Sling Award, on Oct 7th -8th at Bar Convent Berlin.

The elite 15 Global finalist of The 2014 Peter F. Heering Sling Award will receive one personal electronic tablet, containing instructions for the semi-finals that take place in London, and will be asked to create a 3 min (maximum) video of their Sling-spiration.


National Winners 2014 


 Peter F. Heering has always been fashionable – a history of 200 years as one of the first global brands (EVER) – purveyor to every royal court worthy of their name. Peter F. Heering, a fashion accessory since 1818 and a part of iconic cocktails such as the Singapore Sling and the Blood & Sand. Peter F Heering is today present in over 100 markets.


The world famous, iconic cocktail such as the Singapore Sling is one of Cherry Heering’s primary unique selling points – The Singapore Sling should be on the drink list in any decent bar.


Peter F. Heering has had the unique honor to be purveyor to every royal court worthy of their name while possessing the proper style, class and breeding to socialize across the courts of the world. HEERING® has always been fashionable. CHERRY HEERING® is a small but indispensable component of iconic cocktails such as The Singapore Sling, and that is exactly how HEERING® likes to be seen; as an accessory that adds lavishness, extravagance and civilization to the mix.


HEERING® continues to evolve and recognize that even the timeless classics need a refreshing remake now and then, thus HEERING® has challenged the best of the best behind the world’s bars to create their own interpretation of The Singapore Sling and also possibly writing their name in the history of cocktails.


CHERRY HEERING liqueur is sold in more than 100 countries all over the world and is the essential ingredient in the world famous Singapore Sling and Blood and Sand cocktails. For more information about Peter F. Heering, please visit

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The Bloody Nail – a hybrid of two beloved drinks on sfgate.com

Gary Regan Updated 9:40 am, Tuesday, June 3, 2014

How do people go about creating drinks? Ask 100 bartenders and you’ll likely get 100 answers. Everyone does things differently in this regard.
I usually start out with a tried-and-true formula, switch out one ingredient for another, and give my new drink a new name. It usually works pretty well.
Zachary Nelson from the Continental Room in Fullerton (Orange County) did something similar recently, but instead of reconstructing just one drink, he merged two classics. His Bloody Nail is a mix of a Rusty Nail and a Blood and Sand cocktail. It works well, too.
The Rusty Nail is a simple mix of scotch and Drambuie, a scotch-based liqueur. If you make a Rusty Nail with equal parts of each ingredient, you’ll end up with a pretty sweet concoction that might serve well as an after-dinner drink. But cut back on the liqueur and you can turn the Rusty Nail into a tasty aperitif.

The Blood and Sand, a drink named for the 1922 movie starring Rudolph Valentino, is an unusual mix of ingredients and a little more complicated. It’s equal parts scotch, sweet vermouth, cherry brandy and orange juice. Sounds weird. Tastes fabulous.
Nelson describes how he merged the two drinks.
“I was making a Rusty Nail for a customer, and as I was pouring the Drambuie I looked up at the Cherry Heering and thought I’d give it a shot,” he says.
The Bloody Nail works well as a serious drink for folk who like scotch. And like the Rusty Nail, it can be fiddled with to make it sweeter or drier. It’s one of my go-to cocktails when I’m in the mood for a little scotch whisky.
Bloody Nail

Makes 1 drink
Adapted from a recipe by Zachary Nelson at The Continental Room in Fullerton (Orange County).
2 ounces scotch
1/2 ounce Drambuie
1/2 ounce Cherry Heering
2 dashes orange bitters
1 flamed orange peel, as garnish
Instructions: Place all ingredients, except the garnish, into a mixing glass. Add ice and stir for 20-25 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass. Garnish with the flamed orange peel.


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