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Low Carb Singapore Sling Cocktail

This low carb Singapore Sling is a delicious and fruity gin-based cocktail. A sugar free and keto friendly recipe.

Low Carb Singapore Sling Cocktail - a fruity gin-based cocktail that is sugar free and very low in carbs


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So what exactly IS a Singapore Sling? Here's a little about its history from The Spruce Eats:

The Singapore sling is a classic gin cocktail that has enchanted drinkers for over a century. The popular story is that it was developed around 1915 by Ngiam Tong Boon at the Long Bar in Singapore's Raffles Hotel. Though its origin is debatable, it is a semisweet, sparkling fruity punch with a delightfully complex flavor.”

Ingredients for a Traditional Singapore Sling

After doing some research, I discovered there are MANY variations – but most fall into one of two categories:

  • The “original” version (as referenced in the 1930s edition of “The Savoy Cocktail Book“) of gin, cherry brandy, lemon juice and sometimes sugar OR
  • A more contemporary version that includes gin, Cherry Heering, Benedictine, Cointreau, pineapple juice, lime juice, grenadine, bitters, and soda water!

This latter version isn't a “sling” at all – according to the Washington Post, the definition of a sling is: 

A sling is one of the oldest mixed drinks, really just a cold toddy: liquor, sugar, lemon, water. A sling is the cousin of the rickey and the Collins.”

I decided to make my version closer to the original, using gin, regular brandy, and lemon juice. I then planned to finish it with a low carb cherry-flavored sparkling water or soda – and there are many to choose from!

I decided to go with the Sparkling Ice as it has a flavor nearer to red cherry rather than black, and the added lime would work really well in the cocktail. Plus it's zero carb and tastes great!

How to Make a Low Carb Singapore Sling

To a cocktail shaker, add gin, brandy, lemon (or lime) juice, and ice. 

Low Carb Singapore Sling Cocktail - a fruity gin-based cocktail that is sugar free and very low in carbs

Shake well, then pour into a tall glass (like a Collins glass) filled with fresh ice. Top up with your cherry-flavored water or soda of choice. 

Low Carb Singapore Sling Cocktail - a fruity gin-based cocktail that is sugar free and very low in carbs

Garnish with lime, and serve.

Low Carb Singapore Sling Cocktail - a fruity gin-based cocktail that is sugar free and very low in carbs

This drink contains just 0.3g net carbs! And if you omit the lemon juice, it would be a zero carb cocktail!

Low Carb Singapore Sling

Low Carb Singapore Sling

Yield: 1 Serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Singapore Sling is a delicious and fruity gin-based cocktail that contains just 0.3g net carbs!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. To a cocktail shaker, add the gin, brandy, lemon juice, and ice. 
  2. Shake well, then pour into a tall glass (like a Collins glass) filled with fresh ice. 
  3. Top up with the cherry water or soda. 
  4. Garnish with a lime slice, and serve.

Notes

0.3g net carbs per serving (whole recipe) Omit the lemon juice for a truly zero carb cocktail!

See the main post for options and alternatives for the cherry soda.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size Whole recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 103Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1.6mgCarbohydrates 0.3gNet Carbohydrates 0.3gFiber 0gProtein 0g
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