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Recipes

Singapore Sling

Ingredients

Modern version

Glass: 11oz sling
Method: shake & strain
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
2 dashes of orange bitters
12.5ml lemon juice
12.5ml Benedictine
12.5ml dry Cherry brandy
50ml gin
Soda water

Method

Add the ingredients to an ice filled sling glass and stir.

Garnish

a slice of pineapple and a maraschino cherry.

Other Information

Some credit the creation of this classic to Ngiam Tong Boon a bartender working at the Long bar in the Raffles Hotel in Singapore around 1910–15. However, the recipe was not documented until 1922 in Robert Vermiere's Cocktails and How to Mix Them, although it was named the Straits Sling and doesn't mention that the recipe comes from the Raffles Hotel. The first printed recipe of the Singapore Sling was in the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock.