The Whiskey Sling is a Cocktail which consists of Whiskey, Sugar, and Water.
Earliest Sling Reference (c.1675)
First recorded definition of a Sling, circa 1675, quoted in the 2 volume "Beverages Past & Present" (Edward R. Emerson, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1908) as follows:
"Long-sup or sling was one half water and one half rum with sugar in it to taste."
Recipe#1: Jerry Thomas (1862)
- Take 1 small tea-spoonful of powdered white sugar.
- 1 wine-glass of water.
- 1 wine-glass of Bourbon or rye whiskey.
Dissolve the sugar in the water, add the whiskey and ice, stir thoroughly with a spoon. Grate a little nutmeg on top, and serve.
- 2 oz rye or Bourbon whiskey
- 1 tsp sugar dissolved in water
- ice, stir
- Add lemon twist
- Serve in a rocks glass