Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling is a cocktail drink that was originated at Raffles Hotel in Singapore. It was invented by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon in 1915 and it was made with gin (rather than the original brandy), pineapple juice, cherry brandy, Cointreau, Benedictine and Grenadine. The seed for the Singapore Sling cocktail drink came from a story of two Englishmen, Leonard John Rose and Raffles Hotel barman Ngiam Tong Boon. The former thought of the idea many years ago while traveling in Southeast Asia together with his partner Charles Grey.

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1 ounce pineapple juice
½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
¼ ounce Benedictine
¼ ounce orange liqueur
¼ ounce cherry liqueur
1 ounce Gin
Club soda
Orange slice for garnish
Mint sprig for garnish (optional)


1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the pineapple juice, lime juice, Benedictine, orange 2. iqueur, cherry liqueur, and gin.
3. Add ice and shake until chilled.
4. Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice.
5. Top with club soda.
6. Garnish with an orange slice and an optional mint sprig.

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