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Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling

Some classic gin cocktails you may know but not know much about the background behind, this one is probably one of the only cocktails that everyone can instantly know where it originated from. Of course the Singapore Sling started life in Singapore, specifically at the Raffles Hotel and now has become infamous there. If you pop along to the bar you’ll be sure to see at least 5 other people all drinking one.

Ingredients (serves 1)

INGREDIENTS

  • 25ml x Dry Gin
  • 25ml x Cherry Brandy
  • 5ml x Benedictine
  • 25ml x Lemon Juice (or Pineapple Juice)
  • 10ml x Grenadine

PREPARATION

  • Add all ingredients into a shaker with some ice and give it a good shake until it feels properly chilled
  • Strain into a glass of your choice, add some ice cubes
  • Garnish with a segment of fresh pineapple and a cherry
  • Note: The exact recipe for the Singapore is a debated subject, the above is a mix of a Singapore Sling and the Straits Sling and is likely to be how the Singapore Sling originally came. The original recipe was actually lost and the cocktail that is served at the Long Bar at Raffles is one made from memories of bartenders and some written down notes on the drink.