Swedish bartender wins international Heering Sling cocktail competition on scandasia.com

In general news, Singapore, Sweden / by Joakim Persson / on October 4, 2015

Amazingly, a Swedish bartender has won the global competition Heering Sling Awards 2015 as the legendary Singapore Sling celebrates its 100th anniversary this year!

‘Heering’ is of course Peter F. Heering, which since 1818 has produced the world-famous liqueur Heering Cherry.

The competition consisted this year of two parts: One part was a cocktail competition where bartenders from all over the world got to send their two best interpretations of the Singapore Sling. The second part, called ‘Here’s to the tiger’, was a charity project where bars all over the world joined to raise funds in support of the world’s tigers.

The first part was settled on 22 September, with the Swede Christoffer Johansson, as the final overall winner. He works at the newly opened restaurant Pix Pintxos & Cocktails in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Christoffer will now, together with the other four final finalists and one representative each of the four bars that donated the most money to the Tigers, travel to the legendary Raffles Hotel in Singapore, where the original Singapore Sling first saw the light of day in 1915.

The Singapore Sling was the creation of bartender Ngiam Tong Boon in 1915, and since then not visit to the city has ever been complete without a stop at the fabled Long Bar to enjoy this classic cocktail.

The drink back then, as now, consisted of Cherry Heering cherry liqueur mixed with gin, orange liqueur, herbal liqueur, lime, pineapple, bitters and grenadine. Today, the drink itself is a million-dollar industry for the iconic hotel bar and it even has its own bar school to train new staff in creating this legendary drink.

Christoffer’s winning drink Chris Cross Bitter Sling is a deep but refreshing interpretation, which besides Cherry Heering cherry liqueur consists in Antica Formula vermouth, Suze gentian, grapefruit, lemon, honey and Cava served in a tall glass with ice.

The Singapore Sling has become more myth than cocktail. Despite being considered the de facto national drink of Singapore, its modern-day mix comes in so many forms.

Raffles-Hotel-Singapore-facadeIn September 2012 Raffles Hotel Singapore, named after Sir Stamford Raffles, founder of Singapore, celebrated 125 years since the hotel’s opening in 1887. The iconic cocktail creation was then celebrated along with the hotel. Long Bar then created a new champagne sling. The 1887 sling, with a base of the hotel’s limited-edition Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve champagne, offers a subtle twist on the hotel’s traditional recipe. While the recipe for this intricate cocktail will be kept a closely guarded secret, its creator, Randolf Velasco, reveals that Gordons gin, cointreau and essence of orange, lemon and lime all contribute to the libation’s one-of-a-kind flavor.

The indulgent anniversary sling, was then offered exclusively at Raffles hotels worldwide, inviting guests to share in the nation’s great classic cocktail and in the spirit of local tradition, spark a debate over its real recipe.

Raffles, now spreading its wings all over the world, have sister hotels in Paris, Dubai, Cambodia, the Seychelles, Beijing and the Holy City of Makkah.

Heering Sling Award Now Open – Join the Fun pressrelease

LIVE FROM NEW YORK!

THE 2014 PETER F. HEERING® SLING AWARDS TAKE THE STAGE & OPEN FOR ENTRIES

                        April — 2014 (New York, New York) The Peter F. Heering Sling Award has already grown into one of the world’s greatest and largest cocktail competitions and is now open for inspired bartenders around the world to enter for the chance to star with Peter F. Heering on the brands continued journey back to being one of the world’s exciting, glamorous and top 10 prestige spirits brands.

 

What is your Sling? Enter HERE

                                                                        http://slingaward.heering.com/2014/

http://slingaward.heering.com/2014/registration.asp

 

https://www.facebook.com/HeeringLiqueur

 

Peter F. Heering is also proud to announce that Cocktail Historian and Author, David Wondrich will be a part of the Global Jury for the 2014 Peter F. Heering Finals at the BCB European Bar show in October, home to the Sling Award finals and also a Key Note speaker on the History of the Singapore Sling & Cherry Heering.

 

“I’m thrilled to be a global judge for the 2014 Peter F. Heering Sling Awards. The original Singapore Sling is one of the worlds most storied and delightful mixed drinks and Cherry Heering, which generations have recognized as an essential component of the drink, is one of the foundational brands of modern mixology,” said David Wondrich, Cocktail Historian and 2014 Peter F. Heering Sling Award Global Judge

“It does my heart good to see their long, storied and intertwined history extend themselves so vigorously into the 21st century.”

The iconic Peter F. Heering brand has had an unprecedented march back onto the back and front bar all around the world over the past few years and The Sling has always been the champion cocktail for Cherry Heering”, said Adéle Robberstad, CEO, Peter F. Heering/Maison Heinrich

 

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Visit HERE for an inspiring LOOK into the 2014 Peter F. Heering Sling Awards

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cWrKh1osmk

 

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.

 

About The 2014 Peter F. Heering Sling Awards

ü  Create your own interpretation of the classic cocktail The Singapore Sling

ü  Compete for the title at Peter F Heering Sling Award, BCB Bar Convent in Berlin, October 2014

ü  Compose a cocktail inspired by the classic Singapore Sling. The drink must include Cherry Heering – no homemade syrups or other infusions are allowed. Name the drink and take a picture. (Including the Heering bottle is a plus). Upload picture and recipe together with your information, using the registration form on Facebook or on Heering.com web page, starting April 22nd and no later than the 25th of May 2014

ü  As last year, each semi-finalist will receive one personal electronic tablet, containing instructions for the semi-finals that takes place in London end of August. The semi-finalist shall upload a 3 min (max) video to a designated portal. Specific instructions will be provided along with the tablet. An international expert jury will choose five finalist going to Berlin for the final in October

ü  The five finalists will personally present their cocktails at the BCB Bar Convent in Berlin, Germany on the 7-8th of October 2014. A mixed jury, consisting of expert and audience votes will select one winner

ü  Apart from the honor and media exposure, all five finalist get airfare and two hotel nights in trendy Berlin. The winner receives € 500 and a silver Stelton shaker from Denmark

The 2013 Peter F Heering Sling Award-winner was, Michael Flannery from New York (USA) with his drink the “Highland Sling

 

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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 www.facebook.com/heeringliqueur   cherryheering Heering

 

 

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Peter F Heering Sling Award Announcement Pressrelease

 

THE 2014 PETER F. HEERING® SLING AWARDS QUALIFICATION ROUND STARTS APRIL 22ND

SAVE THE DATE & ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE

March — 2014 (New York, New York) The Peter F. Heering Sling Award has already grown into one of the world’s greatest and largest cocktail competitions and starting April 22nd inspired bartenders will have the chance to star with Peter F. Heering on the brands continued journey back to being one of the world’s exciting, glamorous and top 10 prestige spirits brands.

Save the date and accept the challenge at www.heering.com

The iconic Peter F. Heering brand has had an unprecedented march back onto the back and front bar all around the world over the past few years and The Sling has always been the champion cocktail for Cherry Heering”, said Adéle Robberstad, CEO, Peter F. Heering/Maison Heinrich

 

Visit HERE for an inspiring LOOK into the 2014 Peter F. Heering Sling Awards

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cWrKh1osmk

 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.

 

About The 2014 Peter F. Heering Sling Awards

ü  Create your own interpretation of the classic cocktail The Singapore Sling

ü  Compete for the title at Peter F Heering Sling Award, BCB Bar Convent in Berlin, October 2014

ü  Compose a cocktail inspired by the classic Singapore Sling. The drink must include Cherry Heering – no homemade syrups or other infusions are allowed. Name the drink and take a picture. (Including the Heering bottle is a plus). Upload picture and recipe together with your information, using the registration form on Facebook or on Heering.com web page, starting April 22nd and no later than the 25th of May 2014.

ü  An international jury will select one winner from each participating country. Out of the national winners, 15 will be selected for the semi-final.

ü  As last year, each semi-finalist will receive one personal electronic tablet, containing instructions for the semi-finals that takes place in London end of August. The semi-finalist shall upload a 3 min (max) video to a designated portal. Specific instructions will be provided along with the tablet. An international expert jury will choose five finalist going to Berlin for the final in October

ü  The five finalists will personally present their cocktails at the BCB Bar Convent in Berlin, Germany on the 7-8th of October 2014. A mixed jury, consisting of expert and audience votes will select one winner

ü  Apart from the honor and media exposure, all five finalist get airfare and two hotel nights in trendy Berlin. The winner receives € 500 and a silver Stelton shaker from Denmark

The 2013 Peter F Heering Sling Award-winner was, Michael Flannery from New York (USA) with his drink the “Highland Sling”.

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 andis the essential ingredient in the world famous Singapore Sling and Blood and Sandcocktails. For more information about Peter F. Heering, please visit

Heering® Sling Winner on barbizmag.com

The Spectacular Le Croco Bleu was scene to New York Bar Star Mike Flannery Shaking Out a Global Win at the Peter F. Heering Sling Award Cocktail Finalists

October, 2013 (Berlin, Germany) — A winner has been crowned for the 2013 Peter F. Heering Sling Awards in Berlin, Germany as New York Barman, Mike Flannery takes tops honors at the 2013 Peter F. Heering Sling Award at the BCB Bar Convent in Berlin, which took place October 8th – 9th, 2013. The Sling cocktail has not attained such global attention since one of the earliest bar stars (though we are sure he was unaware of said working at the stature) Ngiam Tong Boon, a Hainanese bartender Long Bar in Raffles Hotel Singapore created the Singapore Sling.

Now Mike Flannery can lay some claim to having influence on remaking the famous Sling cocktail.

The 2013 Peter F. Heering Sling Awards WINNING COCKTAIL:

The Rosemary Sling

The Rosemary Sling was created to the Competition, Heering Sling Awards.

Check out the video on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw20EeQv2GQ

 

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