The Singapore Sling was developed by Ngiam Tong Boon for the Raffles Hotel in Singapore in the early 1900's. It is a smooth, slow, sweet cocktail with a complex flavor.
The original recipe was almost forgotten by the hotel bartenders and when they wanted to revive the cocktail, the hotel needed to adapt the recipe from the memories of those bartenders. This is just one of the newer variations, the original did not use club soda.
View Video: How to Make a Singapore Sling
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Yield: 1 Cocktail
- 1 1/2 ounces gin
- 1 ounce lemon juice
- 1/4 ounce simple syrup
- 1 1/2 teaspoon powdered sugar
- 2 ounces club soda
- 1/2 ounce cherry brandy, kirsch, or Cherry Heering
- Lemon slice for garnish
- Maraschino cherry for garnish
- Pour the gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and powdered sugar into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
- Shake well.
- Strain into a highball glass with ice cubes.
- Pour in the club soda.
- Float the cherry brandy on top by pouring it over the back of a bar spoon.
- Garnish with the lemon slice and cherry.
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