Up your cocktail game at home by recreating the legendary Singapore Sling at home. The iconic tipple was first created in Raffles Long Bar by Ngiam Tong Boon in 1915. During this time, women could not defy social convention and drink alcoholic beverages in public. Thus, he concocted this innocent-looking pink beverage that still packed a boozy punch for the bar's female guests. They were, of course, delighted – and the rest, as they say, is history.
The recipe for the iconic Singapore Sling has remained unchanged throughout the years and the sweet, tropical drink has won fans from across the world. Here's how you can shake it up at home:
30 ml Gin
15 ml Cherry brandy
120 ml Pineapple juice
15 ml Lime juice
7.5 ml Cointreau
7.5 ml Dom Benedictine
10 ml Grenadine
A dash of angostura bitters
A slice of pineapple and a cherry
Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker
Add ice and shake
Strain into an ice-filled tall glass
Garnish with pineapple and cherry
Complete the experience by grabbing a bag of peanuts to snack on as you sip on your creation. And if you don't mind cleaning up after, scatter your peanut shells on the floor like you would at the Long Bar.
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