Video: Making York’s brand new cocktail – the Mansion House Sling

General manager of The Ivy St Helen's Square Jon Pinner with the Mansion House Sling. Photograph: YorkMix
17 Jan 2018 @ 8.51 pm
| Food & Drink

Move over the Singapore Sling – we have a new classic cocktail created much closer to home.

It’s called the Mansion House Sling – and it packs a punch.

The drink has been conceived by The Ivy St Helen’s Square in honour of its neighbour, the Mansion House

Created to celebrate the official reopening of the Mansion House – the official residence of the Lord Mayor – as part of York Residents’ Weekend, the cocktail will be available from Saturday, January 27 – priced £9.75.

And boy does it pack a punch. A twist on the classic ‘Raffles’ Singapore Sling, the Mansion House Sling will feature The Ivy Centenary Gin, Cherry Heering, Bénédictine, Bitters, lime, pineapple and grenadine.

Grand designs

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The newly-restored Mansion House reopened briefly last December for Christmas, following a £2.6 million restoration, but will officially reopen to the public on January 27.

“The Mansion House Sling features our Ivy Centenary Gin, which launched last year to celebrate The Ivy, West Street’s 100th year anniversary,” said David Thompson, group beverage manager for The Ivy Collection.

“This premium spirit is the perfect base ingredient for our cocktail to mark our neighbour’s ‘Year of Grandeur’ campaign.

“This limited-edition cocktail will be served in a highball and garnished with a maraschino cherry and lime wedge.”

General manager of The Ivy St Helen’s Square Jon Pinner said: “The Lord Mayor hasn’t tried it yet.

“She is becoming a regular over here at the Ivy, so on her next visit we’ll make sure she gets one as soon as she arrives.”