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Singapore Sling

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Author: Lois Barnes, Posted: Saturday, 24th September 2016, 08:00

Singapore Sling Singapore Sling

This iconic cocktail was created at Raffles Hotel at the turn-of-the-century by Hainanese-Chinese bartender, Mr Ngiam Tong Boon.

In the Hotel’s museum, visitors are able to view the safe in which Mr Ngiam locked away his precious recipe books, as well as the Singapore Sling recipe, which was hastily jotted down on a bar-chit in 1936 by a visitor to the Hotel who asked the waiter for it.

Originally, the Singapore Sling was meant as a woman’s drink – hence the attractive pink colour. Today it is very definitely a drink enjoyed by all, without which any visit to Raffles Hotel is incomplete.

30ml gin
15ml cherry brandy
120ml pineapple juice
15ml lime juice
7.5ml Cointreau
7.5ml Dom Benedictine
10ml grenadine
A dash of Angostura Bitters
Slice of lime or pineapple and a maraschino cherry

1. Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker.

2. Strain into an ice filled collins glass.

3. Garnish with a slice of lime or pineapple and a maraschino cherry.

Why not have a Mocktail?
For a non-alcoholic alternative, mix 120ml cherry soda, 60ml ginger ale, splash of freshly squeezed lemon juice, ice cubes and 1tsp grenadine. Garnish with a wedge of lemon and a maraschino cherry.


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