Singapore Sling

Right out of the Raffles Hotel in Singapore, the Singapore Sling is a cocktail you won’t forget in a hurry. The deft mix of fruit juices, liqueurs, cherry brandy and gin and produces a cocktail with an enticing flavour that is all so easy on the eye – perfect for Summer!

Singapore Sling
Quick Guide

Singapore Sling

What is it?
A Singapore Sling is a cocktail made with fruit juices, liqueurs, cherry brandy and gin served tall over ice. 

Where is it from?
The Singapore Sling is a South-East Asian specialty cocktail. The refreshing drink was developed sometime before 1915 by a bartender working at the Raffles Hotel, Singapore.

What does it taste like?
Some say the Singapore Sling is like a tropical punch but this is a slightly more complicated drink. It contains the sweetness and acidity of a couple of different fruit juices and benefits from the colouring and sweetness derived from cherry brandy and grenadine. This sweet and refreshing drink is topped off nicely with a healthy dose of gin.

 

 

 

Tip

Singapore Sling’s have a red hue because of the cherry brandy and grenadine used. It is claimed by some that the original Singapore Sling recipe actually used a clear, dry brandy. This would have resulted in a light-colored drink.

Ingredients

  • 30ml gin
  • 15ml Dom Bénédictine
  • 15ml Cointreau
  • 15ml cherry brandy
  • 15ml grenadine
  • 200ml pineapple juice
  • 1 dash bitters
  • 1 dash lime juice

Method

1. Put all the ingredients into a shaker with ice.
 
2. Shake until a frost forms on the outside.
 
3. Strain over ice into a tall glass.