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Kick Back with This Papaya Sling Cocktail

DrinksMadeEasy is hanging on to summer with this tropical papaya sling cocktail, made with fresh papaya juice, gin, and lime juice. Top it off with club soda and a cherry for a tropical treat that'll keep you feeling like you're on vacation. 

The Papaya Sling

INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 oz papaya juice
  • 4 dashes bitters
  • 4 oz gin
  • 4 oz lime juice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • fresh papaya
  • club soda
  • cherry for garnish
DIRECTIONS:
  • To make papaya juice: chop the papaya and place into a blender. Add ½ cup water and blend. Add another 1 cup of water and ½ cup of sugar to the blender and blend some more.
  • To a mixing glass loaded with ice cubes, add the bitters, lime juice, papaya juice, and gin. Shake and strain into a stemless wine glass filled with ice.
  • Top off with club soda and serve garnished with a cherry.
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