Quench your taste buds with the tantalising aroma and bittersweet flavours of the Singapore Sling. Founded at the Raffles Hotel Singapore and surrounded by the history of colonial times, the Long Bar at Raffles saw the birth of this infamous drink by the hands of barman Ngiam Tong Boon in the early years of the 19th century.
The Singapore Sling was originally created as a drink for women, and this factor is evident in the pink hues of the drink. However, nowadays both men and women enjoy the drink. With the recipe indulging in many contrasting flavours and spirits, the Singapore Sling is the signature cocktail of the Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel. The drink which has been around for nearly a century, includes the likes of gin, cherry brandy, pineapple juice, lime juice, Dom Benedictine, Cointreau, a touch of Grenadine and a slight dash of Angostura Bitters. The Singapore Sling is then poured and garnished with a slice of watermelon and a cherry.
Originally, the drink was known as “Straits Sling” and was nicknamed Singapore Sling. Nevertheless, with passing time, the drink was permanently revamped to Singapore Sling. The modern Singapore Sling is available on all Singapore Airlines flights, being free on all classes of travel. The success of the drink has resulted in other Raffles Hotels’ creating similar signature drinks such as the Dubai Sling at Raffles Dubai. The drink is also served in most hotel bars of the Raffles Hotel chain around the world.
Visitors should not miss the chance to savour the bittersweet flavours of the Singapore Sling at the Long Bar while staying at the Raffles Hotel Singapore. With the recipe provided to all guests along with the drink, anyone can dabble in concocting this marvellous cocktail. Make sure to take in the sumptuousness of this wonderful drink when in Singapore.