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Singapore Sling

The Singapore Sling cocktail is an iconic beverage that has captivated the hearts of drink enthusiasts around the globe, making its mark as a significant part of cocktail history. This celebrated drink originated from the luxurious Raffles Hotel in Singapore, crafted by the legendary bartender Ngiam Tong Boon in the early 20th century.

The Singapore Sling cocktail is an iconic beverage that has captivated the hearts of drink enthusiasts around the globe, making its mark as a significant part of cocktail history. This celebrated drink originated from the luxurious Raffles Hotel in Singapore, crafted by the legendary bartender Ngiam Tong Boon in the early 20th century. The Singapore Sling history is a testament to the cocktail’s enduring popularity and its role in bridging Eastern and Western cocktail traditions.

The traditional cocktail ingredients comprise a harmonious mix of gin, cherry liqueur, Cointreau, Bénédictine, and grenadine, alongside pineapple juice, lime juice, and, occasionally, a splash of bitters and club soda, blending together to create a rich and complex flavor profile. This precise combination gives the Singapore Sling cocktail its distinctive smooth, refreshing taste and complex, fruity flavors. The drink is typically garnished with a slice of pineapple and a cherry, offering a visually appealing and richly flavored experience that has become synonymous with Singapore’s rich cultural heritage.

In an innovative twist on the classic, incorporating Muckross Wild Irish Gin as the base spirit introduces an intriguing layer to the cocktail, blending the traditional ingredients with the unique botanicals found in this Irish gin. This adaptation not only pays homage to the Singapore Sling history but also adds a distinctive Irish character to the drink, resulting in a refreshing and sophisticated cocktail that appeals to modern palates.

Singapore Sling Ingredients

  1. 45 ml Muckross Wild Irish Gin
  2. 15 ml cherry liqueur (e.g., Cherry Heering)
  3. 7.5 ml Cointreau
  4. 7.5 ml Bénédictine
  5. 30 ml fresh pineapple juice
  6. 15 ml fresh lime juice
  7. 10 ml grenadine
  8. A dash of Angostura bitters (just a few drops, less than 1 ml)
  9. Club soda (optional, to top up, adjust to preference)
  10. Ice cubes
  1. 1.5 oz Muckross Wild Irish Gin
  2. 0.5 oz cherry liqueur (e.g., Cherry Heering)
  3. 0.25 oz Cointreau
  4. 0.25 oz Bénédictine
  5. 1 oz fresh pineapple juice
  6. 0.5 oz fresh lime juice
  7. 0.33 oz grenadine
  8. A dash of Angostura bitters (just a few drops)
  9. Club soda (optional, to top up, adjust to preference)
  10. Ice cubes
  1. 1 shot Muckross Wild Irish Gin
  2. 1/3 shot cherry liqueur (e.g., Cherry Heering)
  3. 1/6 shot Cointreau
  4. 1/6 shot Bénédictine
  5. 2/3 shot fresh pineapple juice
  6. 1/3 shot fresh lime juice
  7. 1/4 shot grenadine
  8. A dash of Angostura bitters (just a few drops)
  9. Club soda (optional, to top up, adjust to preference)
  10. Ice cubes
  1. 4.5 cl Muckross Wild Irish Gin
  2. 1.5 cl cherry liqueur (e.g., Cherry Heering)
  3. 0.75 cl Cointreau
  4. 0.75 cl Bénédictine
  5. 3 cl fresh pineapple juice
  6. 1.5 cl fresh lime juice
  7. 1 cl grenadine
  8. A dash of Angostura bitters (just a few drops, less than 0.1 cl)
  9. Club soda (optional, to top up, adjust to preference)
  10. Ice cubes

How to make a Singapore Sling Cocktail

  1. Combine Ingredients: In a cocktail shaker, mix the Muckross Wild Irish Gin with the rest of the Singapore Sling ingredients. Fill the shaker with ice.
  2. Shake: Shake vigorously until the mixture is chilled.
  3. Strain and Serve: Strain the mix into a highball glass filled with ice. Optionally, add club soda for a lighter variant.
  4. Garnish: Embellish with a pineapple slice and a maraschino cherry to enhance the presentation.
  5. Enjoy: Immediately serve to enjoy the intricate blend of flavors, a unique take on the traditional Singapore Sling cocktail.

 

Our version of the Singapore Sling cocktail, featuring Muckross Wild Irish Gin, offers a delightful exploration of flavours, marrying the classic Singapore Sling ingredients with a touch of Irish flair. It stands as a vibrant celebration of the cocktail’s rich history, highlighting its ability to evolve while maintaining its essence as a cornerstone of the global cocktail scene.

Singapore Sling Cocktail

Tip

The secret to perfecting this cocktail lies in the balance of sweet and sour flavours. Taste your drink immediately after mixing and adjust if necessary. If it’s too sweet, add more lime juice; too sour, grenadine or pineapple juice can help achieve the perfect balance.

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