The Singapore Sling is a classic gin-based cocktail that every cocktail connoisseur needs to taste. The story goes that it was developed by Ngiam Tong Boon at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore sometime around 1915. It is a smooth, slow, and semi-sweet cocktail with a complex flavor that has remained a favorite for over 100 years.
The problem with the Singapore Sling is that few people can agree on the recipe. You'll find many references to the "original" Hotel Raffles recipe and few of them are the same. The disparities seem to have begun as early as the drink's first decade, and they've only grown over the years. It is really up to each drinker to decide which version of this famous cocktail they prefer most.
The Singapore Sling is one of this island and nation’s most iconic creations, a throwback to its colonial past, and, for all practical purposes, a great way to cool down in the tropical heat of the city, the versatility of the Sling makes it easy to adapt into modern twists, so maybe that’s why the cocktail developed such an enduring legacy...so grab a Singapore Sling, and continue to be a part of history!