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Recipes

Tanqueray Singapore Sling

Category
Gin
Season / Occasion
Spring, Summer, Carnival

Enjoy the classic Tanqueray Gin and cherry liqueur, shaken with fresh lemon and topped with soda.

History

Often regarded as Singapore’s national drink, this gin cocktail (originally the ‘Gin Sling’) was invented by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore, around 1915. The target market was upper-class and decidedly female – etiquette at the time frowned upon women drinking alcohol in public, so when Ngiam created a cocktail that looked like fruit juice, it was an instant success. The original recipe was lost in the 1930s, causing much debate about its true ingredients. Fans of the drink include Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling, further cementing its iconic status.

Recipe

  • 30ml Tanqueray Gin
  • 10ml orange liqueur
  • 10ml cherry brandy
  • 10ml DOM Benedictine
  • 60ml pineapple juice
  • 30ml lime juice
  • 10ml grenadine syrup
  • Dash Angostura bitters
  • Splash of soda
  • Pineapple/orange wedge and cherry

Preparation

  1. Add all ingredients except soda water and Angostura bitters into a shaker.
  2. Shake vigorously with ice.
  3. Strain over ice into a chilled hurricane glass.
  4. Top up with a splash of soda water and dash of Angostura bitters.
  5. Garnish with pineapple/orange wedge and cherry.

Alcohol content: 16.1g per serve