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Singapore Sling

The Singapore Sling was invented around 1915 by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon at the Long Bar in Singapore. It has become a classic tiki culture cocktail after the rise in popularity of tiki bars after World War Two. There are many variations of the Singapore Sling.

The term sling has fallen out of use (except in the naming of certain drinks) but used to refer to a drink comprised of an alcoholic spirit and water, sweetened and flavored. By contrast a cocktail used to mean a drink consumed in the morning containing "hair of the dog" (alcohol) and mellowed with sugar or other sweeteners but has since become a generic term for any mixed drink.


US | Metric
Metric | US
  • Gin - 2 fl oz
  • Cherry Heering - 1 Tbsp
  • Triple Sec - 1½ tsp
  • Benedictine - 1½ tsp
  • Pineapple Juice - 3 fl oz
  • Lime Juice - 1½ Tbsp
  • Angostura Bitters - 2 dash
  • Cherry - 1
  • Pineapple - 1 wedge


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