The Singapore sling was created in the early 1900s in the Long Bar at Singapore’s legendary Raffles Hotel by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon. The original recipe was never recorded, but the hotel’s modern-day version—based on bartenders’ remembrances and some written notes—remains popular: The bar serves thousands of slings every day.

Singapore Sling Singapore Sling
From the bar of the legendary Raffles Hotel comes this tropical cocktail—sweet and sour, with just the right amount of kick.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail


  • 4 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. gin
  • 12 oz. cherry brandy
  • 12 oz. lime juice
  • 13 oz. grenadine syrup
  • 14 oz. Cointreau
  • 14 oz. Bénédictine
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 slice pineapple
  • Maraschino cherry


  1. Combine pineapple juice, gin, cherry brandy, lime juice, grenadine, Cointreau, Bénédictine, and bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, then pour into a tall glass. Garnish with pineapple slice and cherry.