Singapore Sling

The Singapore Sling Cocktail recipe is an often debated subject in the bartending community. The recipe we’re going to use has been adapted from the original coming from the Raffles Hotel.
How to make a Singapore Sling Cocktail


Serve the Singapore Sling in a Hurricane glass

  • 1 1/2 shots gin
  • 1/2 shot Cherry Heering
  • 1/4 shot triple sec
  • 1/4 shot Benedictine
  • 1 1/2 shot pineapple juice
  • 1/2 shot fresh lime juice
  • 2 dashes grenadine
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Top with club soda

Garnish: 1 orange slice & 1 cherry

Tools & Equipment

How to Make

  1. Add all the ingredients to your shaker.
  2. Shake hard over ice for 10-15 seconds.
  3. Strain into an ice-filled hurricane glass.
  4. Top with soda.
  5. Add the garnishes.


It’s said that the Singapore Sling was created at the Long Bar in the Raffles Hotel in Singapore in 1915 by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon. The recipe is often debated in the bartender community. That’s probably because there are so many bloody ingredients that there are an endless amount of variations that work well!

Singapore Sling Variatons

The recipe above has been adapted from the original coming from the Raffles Hotel, which seems appropriate because it’s the exact recipe I used when I worked in a hotel bar.

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