The Raffles Hotel Original Singapore Gin Sling Cocktail

Recipe by French Tart
READY IN: 3mins


  • 1 12
    ounces gin
  • 12
    ounce cherry heering
  • 14
  • 14
    ounce benedictine
  • 4
    ounces pineapple juice
  • 12
    ounce lime juice
  • 13
    ounce grenadine
  • 1
    dash bitters


  • Shake with ice.
  • Strain into an ice filled collins glass.
  • Garnish with cherry and slice of pineapple.
  • The Singapore Sling was created at Raffles Hotel at the turn-of-the-century by Hainanese-Chinese bartender, Mr. Ngiam Tong Boon.
  • In the Hotel's museum, visitors may view the safe in which Mr. Ngiam locked away his precious recipe books, as well as the Sling recipe hastily jotted on a bar-chit in 1936 by a visitor to the Hotel who asked the waiter for it.
  • Originally, the Singapore Sling was meant as a woman's drink, hence the attractive pink colour. Today, it is very definately a drink enjoyed by all, without which any visit to Raffles Hotel is incomplete.
  • Metric Measurements as printed on the orginal raffles Hotel menu.
  • 30ml Gin.
  • 15 ml Cherry Brandy.
  • 120 ml Pineapple Juice.
  • 15 ml Lime Juice.
  • 7.5 ml Cointreau.
  • 7.5 ml Dom Benedictine.
  • 10 ml Grenadine.
  • A Dash of Angostura Bitters.
  • Garnish with a slice of Pineapple and Cherry.