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 | 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®.

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Cherry Heering at the Varnish and Blood and Sand a Seven Grand Cherry Heering

Hatchi Mix Series at Breadbar: Rum Amok with Caña Rum Bar

The carb-crazy restaurant Breadbar inCenturyCityhas been hosting a bunch of pop-up foodie events over the past year, including the “Hatchi Mix” series where mixologists concoct a one-night-only selection of eight cocktails priced at $8 each.

Each of these nights features a theme/liquor/bar, and in June it was “Rum Amok” with Joel Black from Caña Rum Bar in downtown LA. I wanted to try something not normally offered there, so I ordered the Blood & White Sand, which was made with white rum, pineapple, Cherry Heering, Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth and The Bitter Truth lemon bitters.

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