Singapore Sling

Invented circa 1915 by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon at Singapore’s Raffles Hotel, this sweet drink has become a beachside classic on strands worldwide.

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The now infamous Singapore Sling was invented circa 1915 by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon at Singapore's Raffles Hotel.
Yield: makes 1 cocktail


  • 2 oz. gin
  • 2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 34 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 34 oz. Cherry Heering
  • 2 tsp. Benedictine
  • 2 tsp. Cointreau
  • 2 dashes grenadine
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Soda water
  • Mint leaves, to garnish
  • Lemon slice, to garnish


  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until well chilled and strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Fill the rest of the glass with soda water and garnish with lemon and mint to serve.