The Singapore Sling is a cocktail named after the place it was first invented in. Ngiam Tong Boon, a Hainanese bartender, who worked at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel in Singapore at the time created the drink sometime before 1915. A sweetened and flavoured American drink called ‘sling’ that was made using spirit and water led this cocktail to originally be called the ‘Gin Sling’, which is now famous as the Singapore Sling Cocktail.
Gin - 45 ml
Lime juice - 30 ml
Club soda - 60 ml
Simple syrup - 8 ml
Cherry brandy -15 ml
Powdered sugar, ice cubes, lemon slices, and maraschino for garnish.
The Singapore Sling Cocktail Recipe is easy to make and takes less than five minutes to prepare. To make the cocktail, add the gin, lime juice, simple syrup, and powdered sugar into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Shake the contents well and strain it into a glass half-filled with ice cubes. Add club soda into the mix. Take the cherry brandy and pour it into the glass using the back of a spoon. Garnish the drink with a lemon slice and maraschino cherry. You can also make the Singapore Sling Cocktail by adding pineapple juice into the mix and garnish the cocktail with pineapple wedges.