The Singapore Sling is a cocktail that was invented by Mr. Ngiam Tong Boon for the Raffles Hotel in Singapore sometime between 1910 and 1915. At one point the recipe fell into disuse and was actually forgotten by the bar staff. The recipe currently used by the hotel (and repeated at the Wikibooks link below) was the result of recreating the original recipe based on the memories of former bartenders and some written notes that they were able to discover.
The original recipe, which no longer includes club soda, is rarely used outside the Raffles Hotel. A notable exception is on all Singapore Airlines flights, where the drink is free in all classes of travel.
- 30 ml gin
- 15 ml Heering Cherry Liqueur
- 7.5 ml D.O.M Benedictine
- 7.5 ml Cointreau
- 120 ml Pineapple juice
- 15 ml fresh lime juice
- 10 ml grenadine
- dash of Angostura bitters
- Garnish: maraschino cherry, pineapple chunk, and orange slice
The cost of a pre-mixed Singapore Sling at Raffles Hotel, Singapore is $25.90SGD (including the 10% service charge and 7% tax) (January 8, 2009). If you want a real one, ask the bartender to mix it for you.