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A drink of gin and water, sweetened and flavoured with lemon or lime juice.
- ‘In 1931, Ambrose Pratt wrote in his book Magical Malaya, ‘The first glass [of gin sling] makes the whole world seem as roseate as its own crystal pinkness.’’
- ‘Rev up on this long, and hopefully hot, Bank Holiday weekend not with a cerebral glass of wine, but with the original English gin sling.’
- ‘It is not what I would expect from a gin sling modelled, like Pimm's, on the classic early l9th - century English fruit cups.’
- ‘Andrew Marr, all eloquence on the BBC, painted a vivid image of Tory grandees sipping gin slings in their back gardens instead of supporting the doomed leader.’
- ‘If you're nostalgic for gin slings, parasols and fly whisks, the White House Rose Garden was the place to be last week.’
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