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Singapore Sling Recipe: the easy and quick cocktail recipe

Total time: 5 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 1 person
By Cookist
3 cl
cherry brandy
1,5 cl
0,75 cl
dom benedectine
0,75 cl
Grenadine syrup
1 cl
Pineapple juice
12 cl
Lemon juice
1,5 cl
a drop

Singapore Sling is a fruity alcoholic cocktail made of gin and triple sec created in 1915 by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon in a hotel of Singapore. This is a very particular cocktail which is light and fresh to taste despite the presence of many alcoholic ingredients. For this reason Singapore Sling, originally created as a cocktail for ladies, soon became famous and appreciated by everyone. The preparation of Singapore Sling is very simple but as every good cocktail, it is necessary to pay attention to doses. Excellent for a fresh aperitif or for a party on the beach with friends, this cocktail is extremely easy to drink: be careful though because its alcoholic level may deceive you, so do not underestimate it!

How to make Singapore Sling

Take the shaker and pour in three ice cubes. Add the gin using a measuring cup and add the cherry, cointreau, don benedectine, lemon juice, pineapple juice, grenadine syrup and a drop of Angostura.

Close the shaker and shake for 12-15 seconds. Take a highball glass and strain in the mixture. Garnish with a quarter of a pineapple slice and a maraschino cherry and serve immediately.


You can replace lemon juice with lime juice using the same quantities.

Singapore Sling Cocktail Curiosities

Singapore Sling was prepared for the first time by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon at the Long Bar of Raffles Hotel, a very famous luxury hotel in Singapore.

The first recipe of Singapore Sling required the use of only three ingredients: lemon juice, gin and cherry brandy; then soda was added and only after many years it arrived to the current recipe which has 8 ingredients.

Singapore Sling was born as a drink "for ladies" because of its delicate taste and for the presence of fruit juice, but in a very short time it became one of the most loved cocktails and drunk by everyone.

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