Swinging Sultan Cocktail Recipe

by Simon
Swinging Sultan Cocktail Recipe

Swinging sultan is a classic drink that is very popular in European countries. This time, I’ll show you how to make a swinging sultan cocktail. We hope you like it and can try it yourself at home, enjoy it with your family or with friends.

What is a Swinging Sultan Cocktail?

Before going into the explanation of the swinging sultan cocktail recipe, let’s see a little explanation about this drink. This is a drink that was first made in the 19th century by the owner of the famous “Sultan’s Palace” in Istanbul, Turkey.

Early in its history, swinging sultans were made and served to guests at the Sultan’s Palace, this drink meant to calm their nerves after a hard day’s work. The name of this cocktail comes from the fact that it can be served without water and ice. Basically, the swinging sultan is served in a two-handled glass. This is the Sultan glass, now this unique cocktail already exists and has become famous in Europe and even America.

How, are you interested in making this royal cocktail drink. Here are the ingredients that must be prepared.


  • 1 shot of gin
  • 1 shot of tequila
  • 1 shot of vodka
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 dash grenadine syrup (optional)
  • 1/2 oz of Raki


– Fill the shaker with ice cubes

– Add all the ingredients, even the grenadine (if you’re using one too). Shake vigorously until cold.

– Then, pour into a tall glass, garnished with a lime wedge or cherry.

What Mixes Well with Raki?

Ouzo: This is a perfect match for Raki. They smell of anise, but ouzu is even sweeter and more fruity than Raki.

Beer: This also pairs well with Raki, especially if the beer is low in alcohol. The alcohol content is low and you can consume it without fear of being full.

Wine: If you want something a little more sophisticated than beer, and not too heavy on the alcohol, then try mixing Raki with a glass of wine!

Tips for Making Swinging Sultan Cocktail

Serving Swinging sultan is a delicious drink with an impressive taste, it’s just that you have to know how to serve it properly. To be able to present it properly, you should know the following tips.

– Always use natural ingredients, avoid using ready-made syrup. Tasty syrups that are widely available in food stores are syrups that are rich in preservatives and chemicals. It will not give a good taste even bad for your health.

– Don’t forget to use ice cubes, the colder your drink the better it will be and prevent you from getting drunk. At first glance you don’t believe it, but science says so.

– Don’t fill it with soda, soda can make your stomach heat up faster than usual. Instead of soda, you can use seltzer.

How to Store Swinging Sultan

You can store the Swinging sultan cocktail in any way you want.

First: Storing Swinging sultan in the freezer, before storing it, make sure your drink is in a freezer-safe freezer bag. Use an airtight bag or in a can that can be closed tightly.

Second: If you don’t want to freeze it, you can store it in the refrigerator. But here it will take longer to cool down. You should wait about 1 hour for it to cool properly.

Third: You can also store Swinging sultan cocktail at room temperature for some time. But don’t leave it at room temperature for too long because it can cause damage. Left too long at room temperature will make your cocktail change the taste, texture and quickly spoiled.

Health Benefits

Swinging Sultan cocktail is a delicious and very impressive drink that you should try. Besides being delicious, it is also rich in health benefits. Here I will share with you some of the benefits of Swinging Sultan for health.

– Rich in vitamin C: It provides extraordinary benefits in boosting and strengthening the immune system

– It also contains antioxidants which reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.

– Antioxidants help prevent aging so they are good for consumption to reduce wrinkles, as well as eliminate and reduce aging lines in the skin.

– Swinging Sultan cocktail is a drink rich in caffeine, so by consuming it means you also put caffeine in the body. The health benefits of caffeine are that it stimulates the nervous system and increases the performance of the body’s metabolism. This will expend a lot of energy for those who drink it.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 215
  • Carbohydrates: 2 grams
  • Fiber: 0 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Fats: 10 grams
  • Saturated fat: 2.5 grams

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Which drink is famous in Turkey?

If you go to Turkey, you will be familiar with ayran, this is the most famous drink there. It’s a salty yogurt and brine drink. This drink is popular among those who visit Turkey, mostly tourists who come there. If you are there, I think you should try this drink.

What alcohol do they drink in Turkey?

Turks consume a lot of Raki. This is an alcoholic drink with an anise flavor. The manufacturing process is through the distillation process from grapes and this has been produced in Turkey for a long time, and is even considered a national drink.

What does Raki tastes like?

Raki is made with anise and water, sometimes other ingredients such as honey and sugar are added.

Raki has different types, depending on where it is made and also how long it is aged. It tastes good when mixed with soda, that’s why they call it “the poor man’s whiskey”.

How do I Store Raki?

How to store Raki is the same as storing other drinks. Place in an airtight container and store in the freezer or refrigerator.

Conclusion: Swinging Sultan Cocktail Recipe

Knowing the recipe for the Swinging Sultan cocktail is a great thing, it’s everyone’s favorite drink. If you can make it yourself, of course it will be healthier and more economical.

Swinging Sultan is made from cherry juice, blackberries, mint leaves, and also champagne. You can prepare it quickly even in just 10 minutes.

Swinging Sultan Cocktail Recipe

Swinging Sultan Cocktail Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 215 calories 2 fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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  • 1 shot of gin
  • 1 shot of tequila
  • 1 shot of vodka
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 dash grenadine syrup (optional)
  • 1/2 oz of Raki


- Fill the shaker with ice cubes

- Add all the ingredients, even the grenadine (if you're using one too). Shake vigorously until cold.

- Then, pour into a tall glass, garnished with a lime wedge or cherry.

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