THE SEATTLE TIMES AT HEERING SLING AWARD SEMIFINAL

by Tan Vinh

….  Recipes to try: Last month, at the Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, I got to judge cocktails along with Charles Joly, of the James Beard Award winning bar, The Aviary in Chicago. The goal was to help pick some of the world’s best spins on the classic Singapore Sling.

Two cocktails stood out for me, and I included the recipes below for the home mixologists to try.

Here’s the instructional video on how to make those cocktails. The Rye Sling is at the 10:13 mark and the Highland Sling at the 58.13 mark.

Highland Sling by Michael Flannery from New York City

1 oz Cherry Heering

1 oz Siete Leguas Blanco tequila

3/4 oz fresh pineapple juice

3/4 oz fresh tangerine juice

3/4 oz fresh lime juice

1/2 oz Benedictine

1 bar spoon Green Chartreuse

2 dashes Dale DeGroff Pimento bitters

 

Rye Sling Star by Ben Manchester from England

25ml Rye Whiskey (I used Rittenhouse 100 Proof)

20ml Cherry Heering

10ml Applejack (Lairds)

5ml Green Chartreuse

Dash Cherry Bitters (Fee Brothers)

75ml Apple Juice

10ml Lemon Juice

 

These two finalists, along with three others, will compete in the Peter F. Heering Sling Award in Berlin Oct. 8 and 9.

 

PETER F HEERING SLING AWARD TOP 5 GLOBAL FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

PETER F. HEERING®

2013 SLING AWARD COMPETITION

TOP 5 GLOBAL FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

2013 Tales of the Cocktail Set the Scene

July — 2013 (New Orleans, LA) — The Jury has spoken. On July 19th at Tales of the Cocktail at Latrobe’s on Royal, the US Semi-Finals Peter F. Heering Sling Awards were hosted by the Imbiber himself, Dan Dunn. The non- sequestered jury made up of spirits, bar and media experts included; Bill Goldring ♦ Owner |Sazerc Company, Charles Joly ♦ Crafthouse Cocktails Co-Founder|2013James Beard Award Winner, Helmut Adam ♦ Publisher| Mixology Magazine, Ti Martin ♦ Owner | Commander’s Palace, Ann  & Paul Tuennerman ♦ Founders |Tales of the Cocktail,Tracy Howard ♦ Associate Editor |Imbibe Magazine, Tan Vinh ♦ Spirits Columnist | Seattle Times, Noah Rothbaum ♦ Editor-In-Chief |Liquor.com selected the Top 5 Global Finalist for the 2013 Peter F. Heering Sling Award who will now go on to compete for the overall 2013 Peter F. Heering Sling Award at the BCB Bar Convent in Berlin, October 8th – 9th, 2013.

 

These global bar stars were challenged to create their own interpretation of the classic cocktail The Singapore Sling. They were awarded with a personal mini-computer tablet to immortalize their interpretation of the SLING.

 

The following are the 5 Global Finalists for the 2013 Peter F. Heering Sling Award

 

  • England |Rye Sling Star |Ben Manchester |Hotel du Vin, Brighton

 

  • Spain | Passage of Singapore | Juan Jose Maillo Garrido |Cameo Bar

 

  • USA | Highland Sling | Michael Flannery |Apt 13

 

  • USA | The Bucktown Sling | AnneMarie Sagoi |The Charleston

 

  • USA | Sterling Sling| Lucinda Sterling |Middle Branch Bar

 

The Singapore Sling is a South-East Asian cocktail, a long drink developed sometime before 1915by Ngiam Tong Boon, a Hainanese bartender working at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel Singapore. It was initially called the gin sling, a sling was originally an American drink composed of  a spirit, water, sweetener and flavored – now CHERRY HEERING® the essential ingredient in the world famous Singapore Sling, has challenged the world’s best bartenders with the announcement of the 2013 Peter F. Heering SLING Award®.

PETER F. HEERING® 2013 SLING AWARD COMPETITION TOP 20 SEMI-FINALIST ANNOUNCED

2013 Tales of the Cocktail will set the scene for

Cherry Heering®In Presenting the 20 Best Sling Creations, Hosted by the Undeniable and Rehab Quitter, Dan Dunn

 

July — 2013 (Stockholm, Sweden) — These 20 did define THIS | Then they Remixed IT: The scene is set, July 19th, Tales of the Cocktail, the location is set, Latrobe’s on Royal and the MC is set, Author and Personality Dan Dunn, who along with Zane Lamprey, hosts the hit podcast “Happy Hour” with Zane & Dunn will MC the Sling of all Sling Awards at Latrobe New Orleans, one the most architecturally significant buildings and now the Top 20 Global Semi-Finalist are complete.

 

These Top 20 global Semi-Finalist took to heart to the spirit and the essence of the Sling Awards and it shines in their recipes and it will be a pleasure and challenge for our multi-talented US Jury to decide who the five are who move onto Berlin , said Adéle Robberstad, CEO, Peter F. Heering /Maison Heinrich.

 

The following are the 20 Finalist for the Peter F. Heering Sling Award listed by country, Sling cocktail name, bartender name and associated bar

 

  • China |Sling Brulee |Murphy Ho kin Yiu |Chill Bar

 

  • Denmark | Mr Heerings Sling Fix| Hasse Bank Johansen |St. Pauls Apothek

 

  • Denmark |Sling Diversity |Zander Lauritzen Hansen |DrinksMeister

 

  • England | Cherry Delight |Giedrius Lipinskas |York & Albany, London

 

  • England |Rye Sling Star |Ben Manchester |Hotel du Vin, Brighton

 

  • England | The Don | Massimo Rizzo |Old Bengalas Bar

 

  • Finland | Ginger Sling |Kim-Peter Hyöty |Rocktails

 

  • Finland | Sling Granate | Laura Suutari ­|Fontana Club

 

  • Germany | Expressyon | Tiziano Mori |Crazy Cocktail

 

  • Greece | Caribbean Sling | Konstantinos Kapniaris  |Omilos

 

  • Norway | Singapore Slang | Rune Salomonsen |Barakademiet

 

  • Spain | Passage of Singapore | Juan Jose Maillo Garrido |Cameo Bar

 

  • Switzerland | Gingepore Slang | Patricia Brenta |d’bar

 

  • Taiwan | Undercurrents |Gao, Yun- Siang | MOD Public Bar

 

  • UAE | Salute Commander Venus | Lus Surianto |Madinat Jumeirah, Mina A´Salam

 

  • USA | Highland Sling | Michael Flannery |Apt. 13

 

  • USA | The Bucktown Sling | AnneMarie Sagoi |The Charleston

 

  • USA | Sterling Sling| Lucinda Sterling |Middle Branch Bar

 

  • USA |Tartini Sling | Will Tomlinson III| Tavern Road

 

  • USA |The Cats Paw |Natalie C. Harry | Revival Bar + Kitchen

 

The US Semi-Finalist Jury – Peter F. Heering Sling Awards | 2013 Tales of the Cocktail

 

2013 Peter F. Heering Sling Award |US Semi-Final Jury

·         Bill Goldring ♦ Owner |Sazerac Company  

·         Charles Joly ♦ Crafthouse Cocktails Co-Founder| 2013 James Beard Award Winner

·         Helmut Adam ♦ Publisher| Mixology Magazine

·         Ti Martin ♦ Owner | Commander’s Palace

·         Ann Tuennerman ♦ Founder |Tales of the Cocktail,

·         Tracy Howard ♦ Associate Editor | Imbibe Magazine

·         Tan Vinh ♦ Spirits Columnist | Seattle Times

·         Noah Rothbaum ♦ Editor-In-Chief |Liquor.com

The Singapore Sling is a South-East Asian cocktail, a long drink developed sometime before 1915by Ngiam Tong Boon, a Hainanese bartender working at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel Singapore. It was initially called the gin sling, a sling was originally an American drink composed of  a spirit, water, sweetener and flavored – now CHERRY HEERING® the essential ingredient in the world famous Singapore Sling, has challenged the world’s best bartenders with the announcement of the 2013 Peter F. Heering SLING Award®.

CHERRY HEERING® has queried the best global bar stars to create their own interpretation of the classic cocktail The Singapore Sling. The 20 Semi-Finalist: were awarded with a mini computer tablet to immortalize their interpretation of the SLING with the possibility to be one of five finalists competing for the grand prize at 2013 Heering Sling Award, BCB Bar Convent in Berlin, October 8th – 9th, 2013. The 20 semi-finalist will have their SLING interpretations presented at Tales of the Cocktail, July 19th, 2013.

 

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 https://www.heering.com

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