The Singapore Sling, was created at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel Singapore by Ngiam Tong Boon, a Hainanese bartender, sometime before 1915. The recipe has changed multiple times as years go by, what I present below is a widely accepted version and by no means definitive.


Sling glass (a long glass, often with a short stem and foot, Collins can be substituted if this is not available.)


  • 1¼oz (37.5ml) Gin
  • ½oz (15ml) Cherry Brandy
  • ½oz (15ml) Triple Sec
  • ½oz (15ml) Lime Juice
  • 3oz (90ml) Pineapple Juice
  • ½oz (15ml) Grenadine
  • 1 Dash Angostora Bitters


Shake with ice and stain over fresh ice.

Additional Information

The traditional recipe includes Benadictine DOM which is not the most common ingredient to find behind bars, though it is becoming more normal to see given the resurgence of classic cocktails. Many bartenders don’t consider a Singapore Sling without Benadictine to be true to the recipe. The classic and IBA Approved recipe can be found here.

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