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Happy Hour: Simple Singapore Sling

Although classic cocktails have made a resurgence in recent years, I can think of quite a few legendary cocktails from decades past that I've never had the privilege of trying. One of those is the Singapore Sling. It was invented about a century ago and since I've yet to spot it on a bar menu, I decided to make one for myself.

I quickly realized that many of the original recipe's ingredients, like cherry heering and Bénedictine, would take some time to track down — but in a pinch, I managed to find a pared-down variation. I imagine it's not as complex, but this rendition adopts some of the foaminess and the fruity notes from the original. For a quick version that's refreshing in its own right,

Simple Singapore Sling

Simple Singapore Sling


2 shots pineapple juice
1 shot gin
1 tablespoon grenadine
2 lime wedges
Maraschino cherry, for garnish


  1. Shake pineapple juice, gin, and a squeeze of lime juice from one wedge into an ice-filled glass.
  2. Add a splash of seltzer and grenadine; stir to combine.
  3. Garnish with remaining lime wedge and a cherry.

Makes 1 cocktail.

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Food Food 5 years 34 weeks
JWally, perhaps it was The Varnish? I love the straw, too! ;-)
LaLaRazita LaLaRazita 5 years 34 weeks
The Authentic Grenadine is one of the best things that's happened to my little bar (aka my kitchen). It's a million times better than Rose's Grenadine and it's something I use to sweeten my pomegranite martini!!
tamint tamint 5 years 35 weeks
yum, i get mine from bars! a couple of our bars and chinese restaurants serve these delicious drinks! their description sounds the same as this reciepe though. oohh a singapore sling, sounds good right now!
insanitypepper insanitypepper 5 years 35 weeks
This was one of TGI Friday's signature drinks about ten years ago. The last time I tried to order one there, the bartender couldn't make it. Huge disappointment.
Food Food 5 years 35 weeks
tamint, how do you make yours? I'd love to know!
tamint tamint 5 years 35 weeks
love singapore slings! :) I had one last night as a matter-of-fact!