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A Spontaneous Libation for your Consideration

Raffles Singapore Sling

Posted by tophat665. Created by Ngiam Tong Boon, Long Bar, Raffles Hotel, Singapore.
1 1⁄2 oz Gin
1⁄4 oz Bénédictine
1⁄2 oz Lime juice
1 Maraschino cherry (as garnish)
1 wdg Pineapple (as garnish)
Instructions

Shake vigorously with ice to build a nice head of foam. Strain into an ice filled Collins glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a chunk of pineapple.

Notes

Originally served without garnish. An orange twist is also optional.
Can be strained into a highball and topped with soda. Lemon Juice can be substituted for lime, and any aromatic bitters for Angostura.

History

A Variant of the gin sling. My research suggests that this is as likely as any to be the original, authentic recipe, and more likely than most. Embury avows he's never seen two recipes alike for this drink. 1915 is one of several years in which this might have been created, between 1912 and 1921, but seems likely.

Curator rating
5 stars
Average rating
4.5 stars
(25 ratings)

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Recent Discussion

  • Re Werewolf of London, 23 hours ago HallA commented:

    Shockingly good. Wonderful herbal / bitter / sweet balance with the nuttiness of the amontillado kind of rounding it out underneath.

  • Re The Giving Tree, 2 days 4 hours ago prattginkgo commented:

    A bit flat, maybe better with a 1/2 oz. lemon juice?

  • Re Continuum, 2 days 8 hours ago Pangolindo commented:

    So good, so balanced. All the ingredients mix perfectly to an unbelievable point. 5 stars. Used Clément créole shrub.

  • Re Double Up, 2 days 20 hours ago HallA commented:

    This is actually delightfully balance... it's also huge so plan accordingly. the huge lime hit balances all that maraschino and it's really good.

  • Re Midnight Ride, 4 days 20 hours ago brimagick commented:

    Agree it’s a bit too sweet. Previous commenter had some good ideas re: subs.