Singapore sling is a gin-based cocktail that originated in Singapore. It is a sweet and fruity drink made with pineapple juice, cherry brandy, and other ingredients.
Singapore sling recipe
- 30 ml gin
- 15 ml cherry liqueur
- 7.5 ml Cointreau
- 7.5 ml DOM Bénédictine
- 120 ml fresh pineapple juice
- 15 ml fresh lime juice
- 10 ml Grenadine
- 1 dash Angostura bitters
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into Hurricane glass.
Directions for how to make the Singapore sling
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes
- Add 30 ml gin, 15 ml cherry liqueur, 7.5 ml Cointreau, 7.5 ml DOM Bénédictine, 120 ml fresh pineapple juice, 15 ml fresh lime juice, 10 ml grenadine, and 1 dash Angostura bitters
- Shake the cocktail shaker well
- Strain the mixture into a Hurricane glass
- Serve the Singapore sling chilled and enjoy!
Tips for how to make the perfect Singapore sling
- Use fresh ingredients: The perfect Singapore sling should include fresh lime juice, pineapple juice, and cherry brandy. Avoid using canned juices or artificial syrups for a more authentic taste.
- Experiment with the ratio: While there is a traditional recipe for the Singapore sling, feel free to experiment with the ratio of ingredients to suit your personal taste. Try adjusting the amount of gin or adding a dash of bitters for a unique twist on the classic drink.
Alcohol-free alternative to the Singapore sling
One alcohol-free alternative for Singapore sling could be a mocktail that is made with lemon juice, pineapple juice, grenadine syrup, and club soda. Ingredients and their respective quantities to make this drink are:
- ¾ oz lemon juice
- ¾ oz pineapple juice
- ½ oz grenadine syrup
- 3 oz club soda
To make the drink, take a cocktail shaker, add lemon juice, pineapple juice, and grenadine syrup. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Strain the drink into a tall glass filled with ice and top the drink with club soda. You can garnish the drink with a slice of pineapple or a cherry for added flavor and aesthetics. This drink is a vibrant and flavorful alternative to the quintessential cocktail Singapore sling.
Singapore sling fun facts
- The Singapore Sling was created in the early 1900s by a bartender at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore.
- The original recipe was lost over time, and the current recipe is an approximation.
- It is said that the drink was created to look and taste like fruit juice so that ladies could drink it in public without being judged.
- The average Singapore Sling contains gin, cherry liqueur, triple sec, Bénédictine, pineapple juice, lime juice, and grenadine.
- The drink gained popularity in the 1920s and 1930s and became heavily associated with the Golden Age of Travel.