Modern Gin Sling

The Modern Gin Sling is a cocktail made with gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup or honey, soda water, and bitters. It is served in an Old-Fashioned glass over ice cubes. This cocktail was created by British actor George Jessel in 1934 during his visit to Hollywood. When he was there, he visited the bar of the Ambassador Hotel and ordered one of his favorite cocktails - the Gin Fizz - but they didn't have all of the ingredients they needed to make it properly so he improvised this drink.

Spirit Used


¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 ounce simple syrup
½ tsp Angostura bitters
1½ ounces Gin
1 ounce sweet vermouth
Soda water
Lemon slices for garnish


1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lemon juice, simple syrup, bitters, gin, and sweet vermouth.
2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
3. Strain the mixture into a collins glass filled with ice and top with soda water.
4. Garnish with a few lemon slices.

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