Singapore Sling Raffles
In the hotels museum visitors may view the safe in which mr.
Singapore sling raffles. In 1887 the first raffles hotel opened in singapore and since then has set the standard in hospitality for luxury hotels throughout. Singapore sling the famous cocktail itself was developed in 1913 by ngiam tong boon the bartender at raffles hotel. Made of gin cherry brandy and benedictine with a dash of bitters and cointreau and finished. An exceptionally smooth vibrant liquor with sweet tart citrusy flavours of raffles.
The foam top to the drink is made by vigorously shaking the mix. Top notes of tropical pineapple and cherries followed by nuances of citrusy sweet notes. Singapore sling at the long bar raffles hotel singapore. I make this live on simply singapore a youtube live series i used to run.
Ngiam locked away his precious recipe books as well as the sling recipe hastily jotted on a bar chit in 1936 by a visitor to the hotel who asked the waiter for it. For raffles singapore sling tea comes in a beautiful box perfect as a gift for friends and family members or just to treat yourself. The iconic singapore sling widely regarded as the national drink of the country was first created at raffles singapore in 1915 by hainanese bartender ngiam tong boon. The 1872 clipper tea co.
The singapore sling was created at raffles hotel at the turn of the century by hainanese chinese bartender mr. By the 1980s in some countries like the united states of america the singapore sling was often little more than gin bottled sweet and sour and grenadine but showing very little relationship to the recipe used elsewhere under the same name. The creation of the singapore sling and its enduring. Primarily a gin based cocktail the singapore sling also contains pineapple juice lime juice curacao and benedictine.
The singapore sling widely regarded as the national drink was first created in 1915 by raffles bartender ngiam tong boon. Singapore sling singapore sling an iconic name in cocktail folklore and probably one of the most messed around messed up and bastardised drinks in mixology history. The original recipe includes gin benedictine cherry brandy and fresh pineapple juice. The singapore sling widely regarded as the national drink was first created in 1915 by raffles bartender ngiam tong boon.