The Singapore Sling is a gin-based sling cocktail from Singapore. This long drink was developed sometime before 1915 by Ngiam Tong Boon (Chinese: 严崇文; pinyin: Yán Chóng-Wén), a Hainanese bartender working at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel, Singapore. It was initially called the gin sling – a sling was originally a North American drink composed of spirit and water, sweetened and flavored.
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25 ml | 5/6 oz | 5 parts | 5/9 jiggers
CHERRY LIQUEUR (CHERRY BRANDY)
45 ml | 1 1/2 oz | 9 parts | 1 jiggers
15 ml | 1/2 oz | 3 parts | 1/3 jiggers
200 ml | 6 2/3 oz | 40 parts | 4 4/9 jiggers
Pour all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into highball glass or tumbler. Optionally add one or two ice cubes circa 2 cl – do not flood the drink with ice. Garnish with lemon slice and cocktail cherry.
Mix: Cherry Liqueur, Lemon Juice, Soda Water
Garnish: Maraschino Cherry, Lemon Slice
Drinkware: Highball Glass
Served: Straight up; without ice