Singapore Sling Cocktail Recipe

Singapore Sling is one among the famous and wonderful cocktails in the world. Ngiam Tong Boon, a bartender at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel Singapore, discovered this unique drink sometime before 1915. However, the original recipe of Singapore Sling Cocktail is no longer being served in Raffles Hotel Singapore as the original recipe was virtually forgotten by the hotel’s bartenders. The traditional and original recipe of Singapore Sling is made from a gin, Bénédictine, Cherry Heering, and fresh pineapple juice. However, this recipe is just one of the newer variations of Singapore Sling Cocktail and makes just one drink. You can increase the amount of its ingredients according to the number of your guests. It is better to use the fresh juice of Sarawak pineapples, which are known for their quality and automatically enhance the flavor of the drink, creating a foamy top. This smooth and sweet cocktail has been published in many famous recipe books.

Preparation Time: approximately 5 minutes
Serving Size: 01


(1 1/2 oz) gin
(1 oz) lemon juice
(1/4 oz) sugar syrup
(1 1/2 tablespoon) powdered sugar
(2 oz ) club soda
(1/2 oz) cherry brandy
Lemon slice for garnishing -optional
Maraschino cherry for garnishing – optional
Ice cubes and crushed ice


  • 1

    Grab a cocktail shaker and fill half of it with finely crushed ice.

  • 2

    Pour 1 1/2 oz of gin, 1 oz of lemon juice, 1/4 oz of sugar syrup and 1 1/2 tablespoon of powdered sugar into the cocktail shaker.

  • 3

    Seal your cocktail shaker completely and shaker it vigorously until the sugar dissolves and the ingredients mix thoroughly.

  • 4

    Strain it into any of your favourite cocktail glass and place 2 to 3 ice cubes in it. Pour in 2 oz of club soda and gradually float one fresh maraschino cherry on the top of the drink.

  • 5

    Now, it is the time to give a final touch to this amazing drink. Garnish it with a thin slice of lemon slice or cherry. Enjoy!

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