1 1⁄2 oz Gin
1⁄4 oz Bénédictine
1⁄2 oz Lime juice
1 Maraschino cherry (as garnish)
1 wdg Pineapple (as garnish)

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.


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.


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.

Cocktail summary
Created by
Ngiam Tong Boon, Long Bar, Raffles Hotel, Singapore
Is an
authentic recipe

Wikipedia, food.com, Anvil100

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  • THIS is the one!
  • looks fun to try
  • Gin- sweet, sour
  • Dangerously easy drinking. Sweet--might go a touch heavier on the lime juice next time. — ★★★★★
  • The most delicious variant I have tried of this fine beverage. I particularly prefer it in a highball with a couple ounces of soda, ungarnished.
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FWIW, here's the current spec at Long Bar at Raffles:

  • 30ml Widges London Dry Gin
  • 10ml Bénédictine
  • 10ml Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
  • 10ml Luxardo Cherry Sangue Morlacco
  • 10ml Crawley’s Singapore Sling Grenadine
  • 60ml fresh pineapple juice
  • 22.5ml fresh lime juice
  • dash Scrappy’s Spice Plantation bitters
  • cherry and pineapple chunk garnish

Largely as above, with proportionately more orange liqueur, Bénédictine, and grenadine, and rather less of the juices.