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Recipe: Singapore Sling Cocktail

The Singapore Sling is a favorite cocktail of mine. It brings together great notes of sour & sweet, which I love in a great cocktail. I typically pull up a recipe, walk around the Market, load up on every ingredient I might need (I do tend to experiment after I make the 1st one JUST right ;) then head home and start concocting. If I have learned anything from this time at home, out of the swing of our every day lives, it has been how to improve my bartending skills!

The Raffles Hotel in Singapore has claimed the Singapore Sling Cocktail as its own for years, attributed the invention to Ngiam Tong Boon, a bartender who worked at the Long Bar around WWI.  Today the Raffles is a colonial era icon of Singapore and the Long Bar is alive and well, mixing up Singapore Slings by the thousands each year.  Look at how gorgeous that hotel is!  You can stay there, but it’s naturally pretty pricey at nearly $600 a night USD.  A bucket list for sure, and hopefully I’ll make it one day!

The Singapore Sling Cocktail

Death & Co. inspired cocktail

  • 1 1/2 oz Gin

  • 1/2 oz Cherry Heering

  • 1/2 oz Cointreau

  • 1/4 oz Benedictine

  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice

  • 1/2 oz Lime Juice

  • 1/2 oz Grenadine

  • 1 dash Angostura

Short shake everything with just a few ice cubes and strain into a highball filled with ice. Garnish with a pineapple and cherry flag.

Fun fact; the word sling takes it’s name from the German word, ‘schlingen’, which means to gulp or swallow.


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