I am a fan of cocktail making. But, I have to be honest, due to the time and resource constraint (heehee, =), I didn’t try that much yet. Chanced upon this cocktail making video called “Singapore Sling” today, it looks very simple to make.
Singapore Sling Cocktail How-to Video
Did you catch the Singapore Sling ingredients?
Singapore Sling Ingredients:
- 1/2 ounce Cherry Heering brandy
- 1/4 ounce Cointreau
- 1/4 ounce Benedictine
- 4 ounces pineapple juice
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
- 1/3 ounce grenadine
- dash bitters
Singapore Sling Cocktail Story:
None dispute that the Singapore Sling was originally created by Mr. Ngiam Tong Boon for the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. However that is where the agreements end. The exact date is in question, with some people claiming it was in 1915, some 1913, while the hotel itself claims that it was created sometime prior to 1910. There is also plenty of disagreement as to how closely the current version of this drink that is served at Raffles is to what was originally served. Apparently the original recipe was lost and forgotten sometime in the 1930’s, and the drink that they currently serve at the hotel’s Long Bar (see recipe below) is based on memories of former bartenders, and some written notes that they were able to discover.
(The above history is from DrinkBoy.com, the original page was down when I checked so that I could not provide a link. I quoted through the cache.)