Singapore Sling

The Singapore Sling, is a classic cocktail that has been loved by travelers and locals alike for over a century. Imagine this: You are relaxing on the beach in a tropical paradise, sipping a delicious cocktail that perfectly captures the essence of the island's vibrant culture. Sweet but not cloying, fruity and complex, this drink relaxes and energizes you at the same time.

On this page, we delve into its history and explore its unique flavor profile, showing you step-by-step how to make the perfect version of this iconic drink. Whether you're planning a trip to the tropics or just want to bring a little bit of heaven into your home, this guide will help you master the art of making a Singapore Sling and impress all your friends with your bartending skills. So grab your shaker and get ready to mix a little slice of heaven into your glass.

Singapore Sling recipe

The Singapore Sling is a delicious cocktail that perfectly captures the tropical spirit and culture. This drink is a favorite among travelers and locals around the world, and it's not hard to see why. With this guide, you can now make the perfect Singapore Sling at home and impress your friends with your bartending skills.


  • 4cl gin
  • 2cl cherryliquor
  • 1cl orange liqueur
  • 1cl benedictine liqueur
  • 1cl grenadine
  • 3cl freshly pressed limejuice
  • 5cl freshly pressed Pineapplejuice
  • 1dash angostura bitters

Singapore Sling step by step

Singapore Sling variations from around the world

Although the classic Singapore Sling is a favorite among bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts, there are many different versions of this popular drink.
– Long Island Sling – a mix of tequila, rum, gin, Cointreau, pineapple juice and grenadine.
– Thai Sling – a mixture of gin, tamarind paste, lime juice, pineapple juice and cinnamon.
– Hawaiian Sling – a mix of gin, pineapple juice, passion fruit juice and grenadine.
– Tokyo Sling – a mixture of gin, umeshu (Japanese plum wine), lime juice, pineapple juice and grenadine.


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The story behind the Singapore Sling

The Singapore Sling was invented by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon in 1915 at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. Back then, Raffles Hotel was a popular meeting place for local high society and British colonists. Ngiam Tong Boon created the Singapore Sling as a drink to appeal to women who did not have many drink choices at the time. The Singapore Sling was a fruity and colorful drink that was less strong than the other cocktails on the menu. Back then, Singapore Sling was served in a tall glass, but today you can find it in different glasses and sizes.

The Singapore Sling quickly became popular with tourists, and it wasn't long before the recipe spread to other bars and hotels around the world. Although the recipe has undergone some changes over the years, the Singapore Sling is still one of the most popular tropical cocktails.

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