Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling Recipe

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Vickie Parks


There are several variations of this cocktail, and this one is said to be the original. The Singapore Sling was first developed about 1915 by a bartender at a bar at Raffles Hotel in Singapore. The recipe had been lost for years. But when written notes of the original recipe were later found, the original Singapore Sling recipe was able to be recreated (especially with the added help of memories from former Raffles bartenders). With a deep pink color, the cocktail was originally intended as a lady’s drink. But it’s a smooth, sweet cocktail with a complex flavor that everyone can enjoy.


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5 Min
No-Cook or Other


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  • 1 oz
  • 1/2 oz
    heering (cherry brandy)
  • 1/4 oz
  • 1/4 oz
  • 1/3 oz
  • 4 oz
    pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz
    fresh lime juice
  • 1 dash(es)
    angostura bitters
  • ·
    ice cubes
  • 1 small
    pineapple wedge, for garnish
  • 1 large
    maraschino cherry, for garnish

How to Make Singapore Sling


  1. Place gin, heering, Cointreau, Benedictine, grenadine, pineapple juice, lime juice and bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake well.
  2. Strain into a highball or tall Collins glass. Garnish with the pineapple and cherry, and serve with a straw.

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About Singapore Sling

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: Asian

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