With a provenance going all the way back to at least 1915, the Singapore Sling is older than it seems; the combination of gin, Bénédictine, and fruits feels as timely as ever over a hundred years on. This recipe was preserved by veteran mixologist Dale DeGroff, who was given notes on the recipe invented by Ngiam Tong Boon at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore.
- 1½ parts Gin
- ½ part Cherry brandy
- ¼ part Sweet herbal liqueur
- ¼ part Triple sec
- 1½ parts Pineapple juice
- ½ part Lime juice
- ½ tsp Grenadine
- 1 dash Aromatic bitters or Creole bitters or Cherry bitters
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled tall glass. Garnish with a cherry and a slice of pineapple, and serve with a straw.
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- A history of the Singapore Sling by Simon Difford at Difford’s Guide