Singapore Sling cocktail

Singapore sling cocktail
The Singapore Sling cocktail hails from Singapore, and is a refreshing zesty alcoholic cocktail great for lovers of gin. It was originally called the Gin Sling, which has its origins in the late 18th Century. 
A Singapore Sling is made from gin, cherry brandy, grenadine and soda water.
It is widely known to have a wide range of variations in its preparation with as stated by D. A. Embury in the Fine Art of Mixing Drinks where he went on to say "Of all the recipes published for [this drink] I have never seen any two that were alike.".
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • Highball glass or Hurricane glass


  • 50 ml gin
  • 25 ml cherry brandy
  • 50 ml soda water
  • 25 ml lemon juice
  • 1 tsp grenadine
  • ice cubes

To garnish

  • 1 cherry
  • 1 slice of lime/orange


  • Put the gin, brandy, lemon juice and grenadine into a cocktail shaker.
  • With the lid on, shake vigorously until well combined.
  • Fill the glass with ice cubes.
  • Strain the liquid into the glass and then top up the glass with soda water.
  • Garnish with a slice of lime/orange and a cherry.


units: 3


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The Singapore Sling cocktail was developed sometime before 1915 by Ngiam Tong Boon, a Hainanese bartender working at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel, Singapore.

Please note that the units field is an estimation, and will vary depending on the type and quantity of alcohol used. Please drink responsibly and legally.