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Cocktail Ingredients in the Singapore Sling

How to Make the Singapore Sling

  • Fill a sling glass to the top with ice cubes
  • Pour 0.5 oz of lime juice, 4 oz of pineapple juice, 0.15 oz of grenadine syrup, 0.5 oz of cherry liqueur, 0.35 oz of triple sec, 0.35 oz of Benedictine and 1 oz of gin into a shaker
  • Add 1 dash of Angostura bitters
  • Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake
  • Strain into the chilled sling glass
  • Garnish with a small pineapple wedge and a Maraschino cherry on a cocktail skewer
How to Make the Singapore Sling

Cocktail Legend Singapore Sling

Cocktail Legend Singapore Sling

1910s | Singapore A hotel named in honor of Stamford Raffles, built by two Armenian brothers from Persia in 1887, served for many years as a symbol of British colonialism. In its heyday, Raffles was a home for many of the greatest names in English literature: even today, you can reserve suites where Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad, and Somerset Maugham stayed. Hollywood stars like Charlie Chaplin, Jean Harlow, and Ava Gardner enjoyed its comforts as well, along with cocktail icon Noel Coward, the playwright, actor, and musician whose name still adorns a bar stool at the hotel's Long Bar. A plaque on the bar confirms that it was at that seat that the first sunrise-colored cocktail was mixed there, and that it took place in the first half of the 1910s. The author of the hotel's calling card, Ngiam Tong Boon, named his work the Straits Sling, after the Straits Settlements, a possession of the British Empire on the Malayan Peninsula. At the end of the 1920s, the name of the drink was...

1910s | Singapore A hotel named in honor of Stamford Raffles, built by two Armenian brothers from Persia in 1887, served for many years as a symbol of British colonialism. In its heyday, Raffles was a home for many of the greatest names in English literature: even today, you can reserve suites where Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad, and Somerset Maugham stayed. Hollywood stars like Charlie Chaplin, Jean Harlow, and Ava Gardner enjoyed its comforts as well, along with cocktail icon Noel Coward, the playwright, actor, and musician whose name still adorns a bar stool at the hotel's Long Bar. A plaque on the bar confirms that it was at that seat that the first sunrise-colored cocktail was mixed there, and that it took place in the first half of the 1910s. The author of the hotel's calling card, Ngiam Tong Boon, named his work the Straits Sling, after the Straits Settlements, a possession of the British Empire on the Malayan Peninsula. At the end of the 1920s, the name of the drink was changed, and at the end of the 1940s, the cocktail's popularity reached America, where the recipe was simplified to four ingredients. With just this one cocktail, the Raffles Hotel cemented its place in history: in a single night, more than 300 of these cocktails get mixed there. Today, the Long Bar offers their own powdered concentrate which can be mixed with gin and served in a special souvenir glass. There's also a bottled liquid cocktail mix, with the signature of contemporary Singapore's founder, Sir Stamford Raffles. If you buy one in the hotel's souvenir shop, all you have to add is pineapple juice, and you can make your own SINGAPORE SLING at home.

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Cocktail Legend Singapore Sling

Cocktail Legend Singapore Sling

1910s | Singapore A hotel named in honor of Stamford Raffles, built by two Armenian brothers from Persia in 1887, served for many years as a symbol of British colonialism. In its heyday, Raffles was a home for many of the greatest names in English literature: even today, you can reserve suites where Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad, and Somerset Maugham stayed. Hollywood stars like Charlie Chaplin, Jean Harlow, and Ava Gardner enjoyed its comforts as well, along with cocktail icon Noel Coward, the playwright, actor, and musician whose name still adorns a bar stool at the hotel's Long Bar. A plaque on the bar confirms that it was at that seat that the first sunrise-colored cocktail was mixed there, and that it took place in the first half of the 1910s. The author of the hotel's calling card, Ngiam Tong Boon, named his work the Straits Sling, after the Straits Settlements, a possession of the British Empire on the Malayan Peninsula. At the end of the 1920s, the name of the drink was changed, and at the end of the 1940s, the cocktail's popularity reached America, where the recipe was simplified to four ingredients. With just this one cocktail, the Raffles Hotel cemented its place in history: in a single night, more than 300 of these cocktails get mixed there. Today, the Long Bar offers their own powdered concentrate which can be mixed with gin and served in a special souvenir glass. There's also a bottled liquid cocktail mix, with the signature of contemporary Singapore's founder, Sir Stamford Raffles. If you buy one in the hotel's souvenir shop, all you have to add is pineapple juice, and you can make your own SINGAPORE SLING at home.

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