Cocktail of the Day: Straits Jacket
This is an original by Dr. Cocktail, adapted from the classic Singapore Sling recipe and using some of the same ingredients. However, it’s a straight-up cocktail rather than a long drink. Be sure to use kirschwasser and not a “cherry brandy” liqueur for this drink. Don’t use Cherry Heering, either.
1-1/2 ounces gin
3/4 ounce Bénédictine D.O.M.
3/4 ounce Kirschwasser (dry, clear cherry brandy)
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
Shake with cracked ice in a cocktail shaker and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.