I have a confession to make: I have fantasies about being a flight attendant. And you know what else? I want to be a Singapore Airlines flight attendant. Look at those ladies! Can you even imagine Southwest or American Airlines flight attendants decked out like that? These women, practically painted into their batik print gowns and oozing with sexiness and class, are clearly the creme de la creme. They also happen to get to travel all over the world regularly (which is my true fantasy - traveling the globe all year long). Can it really be so bad to wait on grumpy passengers for 8 to 14 hour flights in exchange for free global travel? Wait, don't answer that.
A few weeks ago I had a golden opportunity to visit South Korea with a good friend who happens to be originally from Seoul. She was visiting her sister in Seoul for 3 weeks and invited me out, hooked me up with a low-fare deal on Singapore Air, and treated me to the ultimate Korean site-seeing extravaganza for 10 days. On my flight out I was thrilled to see that Singapore Air was serving Singapore Sling cocktails, going so far as to list the ingredients on the menu. I couldn't wait to see that drink cart rolling down the aisle so I could make a toast to my own good fortune: getting out of Dodge and going somewhere I had never been before.
But then here came that cart, and much to my dismay the Singapore Sling was a bottle of premixed scary looking glowing "Singapore Sling" liquid.
I passed on the cocktail.
Here's the real, delicious deal.
2 ounces Beefeater gin
1/2 oz. Cherry Heering
1/4 oz. Benedictine
1/2 0z. triple sec
2 oz. pineapple juice
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
Angostura bitters to taste
Shake all ingredients over ice except club soda and strain into an ice filled collins glass. Top with club soda.