Singapore Sling Cocktail Recipe

Singapore Sling

The Singapore Sling is the epitome of tropical elegance, with a storied history dating back to the early 20th century at the Raffles Hotel’s Long Bar in Singapore. Created by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon, this cocktail has seen countless variations over the years but has never lost its allure. Whether you prefer the authentic hand-shaken version or the more modern, fruit-punchy premix, there’s a Singapore Sling for every palate. Crafting Your Timeless Singapore Sling This recipe stays true to the cocktail’s classic spirit, balancing a variety of flavors without letting any one element take center stage.

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Prep Time 6 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes

Ingredients – What’s in it?


Adjust Servings 1 serving

Instructions – How to make it:

  • Combine the gin, Benedictine, Grand Marnier, Heering cherry liqueur, pineapple juice, lime juice, and bitters in a shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake vigorously until well-chilled.
  • Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice.
  • Top with chilled club soda.
  • Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.

Pro Tips and Variations
Historical Note: The earliest written record of the Singapore Sling recipe can be found in “The Savoy Cocktail Book” published in 1930.
Modern Twists: The Singapore Sling is ripe for experimentation. Feel free to adjust the herbal liqueurs or citrus elements to your liking.
Fun Fact: Even the famous Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel serves two versions of this classic—the authentic hand-shaken version and a premixed variant. The former is hailed as a masterclass in balanced flavors.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Course Beverage, Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine Beverage, Cocktail, Drinks
Keyword beverage, cocktail, drinks