Florida Sling Recipe - Gin, Cherry, Grenadine, Lemon Juice

Florida Sling

Florida Sling Recipe - Gin, Cherry, Grenadine, Lemon Juice
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 5 minutes | Servings: 1


Florida Sling
Florida Sling

The Florida Sling is a refreshing and fruity cocktail that is perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. This cocktail combines the flavors of gin, cherry juice, grenadine, Ananas juice, and lemon juice to create a delicious and vibrant drink.


The Florida Sling is a modern twist on the classic Singapore Sling cocktail. The original Singapore Sling was created in the early 20th century at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. The Florida Sling takes inspiration from this iconic cocktail but adds a tropical twist with the addition of Ananas juice.


How to prepare

  1. Shake the ingredients with ice.


  • Substitute the gin with vodka for a different flavor profile.
  • Add a splash of soda water for a fizzy twist on the classic recipe.
  • Experiment with different fruit juices such as orange or mango for a unique twist.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to use fresh lemon juice for the best flavor in this cocktail.

- Adjust the amount of grenadine to suit your taste preferences - more grenadine will make the cocktail sweeter.

- Use a cocktail shaker to mix the ingredients thoroughly and ensure a well-blended drink.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the Florida Sling over ice in a tall glass, garnished with a slice of pineapple or a cherry on top.

Cooking Techniques

Shake the ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker to ensure a well-mixed and chilled drink.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have Ananas juice, you can substitute with pineapple juice for a similar flavor profile.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the ingredients for the Florida Sling ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Just shake with ice before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the Florida Sling in a tall glass with a colorful straw and a tropical garnish for a festive presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

This cocktail pairs well with light and fresh dishes such as seafood salads or grilled chicken.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

The Florida Sling is best enjoyed fresh and should be consumed shortly after preparation.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of the Florida Sling contains approximately 200 calories.


The Florida Sling contains approximately 20 grams of carbohydrates per serving.


The Florida Sling is a low-fat cocktail, with less than 1 gram of fat per serving.


This cocktail contains negligible amounts of protein, with less than 1 gram per serving.

Vitamins and minerals

The Florida Sling is not a significant source of vitamins and minerals.


This cocktail may contain allergens such as sulfites in the grenadine. Check the labels of your ingredients to ensure they are safe for consumption.


The Florida Sling is a moderately high-calorie cocktail with a moderate amount of carbohydrates and no significant sources of fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals.


The Florida Sling is a delicious and tropical cocktail that is perfect for enjoying on a warm day. With its fruity flavors and refreshing taste, this cocktail is sure to be a hit at your next gathering.

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the sense of anticipation I felt when I first discovered this recipe for the Florida Sling. It was many years ago, when I was just a young girl visiting my aunt in Miami. She was known for her extravagant parties and delicious cocktails, and I was always eager to learn from her.

One hot summer day, as we sat on her porch sipping ice-cold lemonade, my aunt decided to teach me how to make her famous Florida Sling. She explained that it was a refreshing cocktail perfect for the tropical climate, made with rum, pineapple juice, orange liqueur, and a splash of grenadine for color. I was fascinated by the combination of flavors and couldn't wait to try it for myself.

As my aunt guided me through the steps, I watched in awe as she expertly measured out the ingredients and mixed them together in a shaker with ice. The sweet scent of pineapple and orange filled the air, and I knew that this cocktail would become a favorite of mine.

After a few vigorous shakes, my aunt poured the Florida Sling into a tall glass filled with crushed ice. She garnished it with a slice of pineapple and a cherry on top, adding the perfect finishing touch to this tropical concoction. I took a sip and was instantly transported to a sunny beach, the flavors dancing on my tongue in perfect harmony.

From that day on, the Florida Sling became a staple at all of our family gatherings. I would proudly mix up batches for my friends, impressing them with my newfound cocktail skills. As the years went by, I perfected the recipe, adding my own twist here and there to make it truly my own.

I remember one summer when my husband and I hosted a backyard barbecue for our friends. The Florida Sling was flowing freely, and everyone was raving about how delicious it was. They begged me for the recipe, but I simply smiled and told them it was a family secret passed down from my aunt in Miami.

Over the years, I have shared the recipe with many people, each time passing on the tradition of the Florida Sling to a new generation. Whether it's at a summer cookout, a holiday party, or just a casual dinner with friends, this cocktail never fails to impress.

I often think back to that hot summer day in Miami, sitting on my aunt's porch and learning the art of cocktail-making. The memories of her patient guidance and expert tips have stayed with me throughout the years, shaping me into the confident cook and hostess I am today.

As I sit here in my kitchen, stirring up a batch of Florida Slings for my grandchildren, I can't help but feel a sense of pride knowing that this recipe will continue to be passed down through our family for generations to come. And as they take their first sip and taste the delicious flavors of rum, pineapple, and orange, I hope they will remember the story of how their grandmother learned to make the perfect Florida Sling.


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