Singapore Sling

The Raffles Hotel serves the Singapore Sling cocktail. The Singapore Sling, invented in 1915 at the Long Bar in the Raffles Hotel by Ngiam Tong Boon, a Chinese-born man, has stood the test of time. Despite the fact that there are now several variations around the globe. The basic components of this sophisticated beverage are gin, Grand Marnier, cherry liqueur, herbal liqueur (usually Benedictine), pineapple, lime, bitters, and club soda. The Savoy Cocktail Book, a 1930 publication by Harry Craddock, contained the recipe’s initial publication. The topic of following recipes, David A. Embury asserted in his book “The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks” in 1948 that no two published recipes were the same. The Singapore Sling is at its most refined, nuanced, and ingredient heavy. It also begs for inquiry since the majority of “classic” cocktail versions are built on broad notes and reminiscence. Modern variants sometimes consist of overly sweetened drinks that rely more on grenadine and pineapple juice than on herbal liqueurs and fresh citrus. This recipe is as close to the original as it is possible to get. Take a look at it, then let me know what you think.

Singapore Sling


  • 1 oz Dry Gin
  • .5 oz Cherry Liqueur
  • .25 oz Orange Liqueur
  • .25 oz DOM Benedictine
  • 1 Dash Angostura Bitters
  • 4 oz Pineapple Juice
  • .5 oz Lime Juice
  • .3 oz Grenadine Syrup


  • Add all of the ingredients to a shaker glass.
    1 oz Dry Gin, .5 oz Cherry Liqueur, .25 oz Orange Liqueur, .25 oz DOM Benedictine, 1 Dash Angostura Bitters, 4 oz Pineapple Juice, .5 oz Lime Juice, .3 oz Grenadine Syrup
  • Shake with ice for 10-15 seconds.
  • Fine strain into a Hurricane glass over fresh ice.
  • Garnish with a pineapple chunk and cocktail cherry perched on the right side of the glass.


Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.4mg


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