Happy Hour: Singapore Sling

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When I was in Singapore a few months ago, I got to try my first ever ‘Singapore Sling’ cocktail. To be honest I felt a little bit like a walking cliche ordering it there (I can only imagine how many tourists ask for that drink in Singapore) but as soon as I tasted it I really didn’t care anymore. It was fruity and sweet and most importantly, very refreshing…a love at first sip if you will.

With the sun shining so brightly today, I thought it was the perfect time to revisit my new favorite cocktail and share the recipe with you!

I should probably warn you though; the Singapore Sling packs in quite a few ingredients so whilst it’s delicious it’s also a little dangerous. One cocktail is definitely enough (alright maybe two, but don’t say you weren’t warned…)

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Singapore Sling (adapted from the original Raffles Hotel recipe in Singapore)

Ingredients (makes one)

30 ml gin
15 ml Cherry Heering* (or Cherry Brandy)
7.5 ml Benedictine liquor
7.5 ml Cointreau (or triple sec)
100 ml Pineapple juice
7.5 ml grenadine*
A squeeze of lime juice
Maraschino cherry and a slice of pineapple to garnish.

NB: If you’d like to cut down on the ingredients then you could omit the Cherry Heering and Grenadine and simply use 15ml of the marashino cherries’ juice instead.


♥  Combine all of the liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice.

♥  Shake well and strain into a tall glass.

♥  Garnish with a slice of pineapple, a cherry, and add more ice if desired.

♥  Enjoy responsibly x


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