The Singapore Sling is cocktail number 71 on the Swank Cocktail Guide.
Singapore Sling history
Every visit to Singapore should begin with the world-famous Singapore Sling at the place where it was created, the Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel. Operating since 1887, the Raffles Hotel is a display of elegance and grandeur and has been declared a National Monument by the Singapore Government.
The Singapore Sling was created in 1915 by Raffles bartender, Ngiam Tong Boon. The Raffles’ Singapore Sling recipe is a gin-based cocktail that also contains pineapple juice, lime juice, Curaçao, Bénédictine, grenadine, and cherry liqueur.
While the hotel is refined, the Long Bar is casual and absolutely the spot to sample Singapore’s most famous beverage. The two-story watering hole is also the only place in Singapore where littering is allowed, with patrons tossing peanut shells on the floor in the stylish establishment.
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Singapore Sling cocktail recipe
1 jigger Gin, 1 tsp. Cherry Brandy, 1 tsp. Grenadine, 1 jigger Lemon, 1 dash Angostura Bitters. Shake with ice cubes, add Mint, Orange & Cherry.
- Hendrick’s Gin
- Hiram Walker Cherry Brandy
- Angostura Bitters
- Rose’s Grenadine
- Fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- Orange slice
- Maraschino cherry
Singapore Sling cocktail review
Our ratings (1-5 🍸)
A fabulous cocktail wherever you may be in the world while drinking it.
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