There are many types of slings that date far back into the 19th century and too many to count. Both world wars brought these recipes back to the states but the most famous of these is the Singapore Sling. It was created in 1915 by Ngiam Tong Boon a bartender at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. According to Charles Baker the Raffles Sling was" immortal, never forgotten a delicious, slow-acting insidious thing". I believe he was right and you will too. Give it a try and let me know how you like it.
2 oz gin
3/4 oz Cherry Heering or other cherry flavored brandy.
2 tsp Benedictine
2 tsp Cointreau
2 oz pineapple juice
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
2 dashes of real pomegranate grenadine
1 dash of Angostura Bitters
Combine all except soda water in an iced cocktail shaker. Shake and pour into a highball or collins glass, add ice and top off with soda water. Garnish with a cherry , pineapple slice and orange wheel.