January 9, 2020
There’s no better way to swing into summer than with a Singapore Sling in hand. The ingredients and formula tend to vary on a case-by-case basis, but one thing is always the same: it’s got a gin base, baby.
We love a good Singapore Sling because it’s a little bit sweet, a little bit sparkling, and with the addition of our contemporary Melbourne gin, it’s a lil’ bit sassy, too.
A history lesson
The Singapore Sling, as you might have guessed, hails from mighty Singapore. Another geriatric drink (along with the classic Negroni), it’s been around for more than a century now.
The story goes that it was created by Ngiam Tong Boon at the Long Bar in Singapore’s Raffles Hotel in 1915. There are some who debate this belief, but we’re not bothered either way. Wherever it came from, it’s here now, and we’re damn happy about it.
The purpose of the Singapore Sling way back when was to appeal to women as a socially acceptable drink they could sip at in a public setting (a.k.a the Raffles Hotel Singapore).
Kind of a strange concept these days, but if it gave those old-timey ladies something delish to devour, then we’re okay with it.
A Singapore Sling is the perfect summer drink to cool you down and sweeten you up.
- 25ml Death Gin Dry
- 25ml cherry brandy
- 25ml Benedictine
- 55ml pineapple juice
- 20ml lime juice
- 4-5 drops Angostura bitters
- Ice cubes
- Soda water to top up
- Lemon wheel, pineapple chunk or candied cherry to garnish
Add all of the ingredients (except the garnish and soda) to a cocktail shaker
Shake it like a polaroid picture
Once the ingredients have blended, strain into a highball glass
Top up the glass with soda water
Complete the creation with your preferred garnish and enjoy!