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Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling

This ginger and gin-based cocktail is an ideal summer sipper all season long

This vibrantly colored cocktail crafted from a mix of gin, pineapple juice and Angostura bittersis an effortless fusion off flavors which masterfully complement one another. Quick and easy cocktail is a sure spring and summer hit.

Courtesy of Drinkboy.com.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Ounce dry gin
  • 1/2 Ounce cherry heering
  • 1/4 Ounce Cointreau
  • 1/4 Ounce Benedictine
  • 4 Ounces fresh pineapple juice
  • 1/2 Ounce lime juice
  • 3 Ounces grenadine
  • 1 Dash of Angostura bitters
  • Pineapple wedge (garnish)

Directions

Shake the all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.

Strain into a glass filled with ice.

Garnish with pineapple wedge.

Nutritional Facts

Servings1

Calories Per Serving452

Folate equivalent (total)22µg6%


Here's the legend behind Singapore's 100-year-old drink: The Singapore Sling

Stay updated with the latest in Tech, Science, Culture, Entertainment, and more by following our Telegram channel here.

Most drink lovers have probably (never) heard about the Singapore Sling.

The drink is a gin-based sling cocktail from – you guessed it – Singapore. Well known for its vibrant pink color and its fruity taste, the long drink is now the perfect beverage to quench your thirst during the summer months.

Often garnished with cherry or lime, the drink used to be extremely popular among the ladies in the 20th century. And it still probably is today, actually.

Here's how the drink came to being.

The Singapore Sling is now synonymous with Raffles Hotel. IMAGE: King Goya.

Legend has it the drink was developed by a Singaporean bartender sometime in 1915.

Ngiam Tong Boon was working at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel, Singapore when he noticed something curious: Men could enjoy drinks in the open while societal norms prevented women from doing so.

Instead, women during colonial Singapore often drank fruit juices or tea. This sparked an idea in Ngiam's head.

According to Gin Foundry, Ngiam's patrons were folks who were affluent and could afford a stay at the Raffles Hotel, and this allowed him ample room to test his patrons with a beverage that appeared like a fruit juice but was an entirely different thing altogether.

He began experimenting with his concoction, and the first one he created was initially called the gin sling. Sling, for those who're curious, is actually a North American drink and it's made out of sweetened and flavored water mixed with a spirit.

His patrons loved it and the Singapore Sling was born.

A sling like no other.

The recipe has since been improved upon the original. IMAGE: Phoenix Mag.

According to D.A. Embury, who authored a book about cocktails titled The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, he claimed to have never seen any two Singapore Slings that were alike.

In fact, Ngiam's recipe was then recreated and improved upon by other bartenders based on memories and written notes.

With the drink going global, countries such as the U.S. began adding a little more gin by the 1980s. The drink was bottled, sweet and sour, and mixed with grenadine – a type of non-alcoholic bar syrup.

In Singapore, Hong Kong, and the UK, the drink was often created using gin and cherry brandy, and by the 21st century, drink lovers began observing the introduction of bénédictine and pineapple juice mixed with the beverage.

Here's how to make your own Singapore Sling.

A tall glass (preferably a hurricane glass)

2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Add all of these ingredients and shake them well.

Read more stories:

Follow Mashable SEA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Cover image sourced from VectorStock.

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Here's the legend behind Singapore's 100-year-old drink: The Singapore Sling

Stay updated with the latest in Tech, Science, Culture, Entertainment, and more by following our Telegram channel here.

Most drink lovers have probably (never) heard about the Singapore Sling.

The drink is a gin-based sling cocktail from – you guessed it – Singapore. Well known for its vibrant pink color and its fruity taste, the long drink is now the perfect beverage to quench your thirst during the summer months.

Often garnished with cherry or lime, the drink used to be extremely popular among the ladies in the 20th century. And it still probably is today, actually.

Here's how the drink came to being.

The Singapore Sling is now synonymous with Raffles Hotel. IMAGE: King Goya.

Legend has it the drink was developed by a Singaporean bartender sometime in 1915.

Ngiam Tong Boon was working at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel, Singapore when he noticed something curious: Men could enjoy drinks in the open while societal norms prevented women from doing so.

Instead, women during colonial Singapore often drank fruit juices or tea. This sparked an idea in Ngiam's head.

According to Gin Foundry, Ngiam's patrons were folks who were affluent and could afford a stay at the Raffles Hotel, and this allowed him ample room to test his patrons with a beverage that appeared like a fruit juice but was an entirely different thing altogether.

He began experimenting with his concoction, and the first one he created was initially called the gin sling. Sling, for those who're curious, is actually a North American drink and it's made out of sweetened and flavored water mixed with a spirit.

His patrons loved it and the Singapore Sling was born.

A sling like no other.

The recipe has since been improved upon the original. IMAGE: Phoenix Mag.

According to D.A. Embury, who authored a book about cocktails titled The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, he claimed to have never seen any two Singapore Slings that were alike.

In fact, Ngiam's recipe was then recreated and improved upon by other bartenders based on memories and written notes.

With the drink going global, countries such as the U.S. began adding a little more gin by the 1980s. The drink was bottled, sweet and sour, and mixed with grenadine – a type of non-alcoholic bar syrup.

In Singapore, Hong Kong, and the UK, the drink was often created using gin and cherry brandy, and by the 21st century, drink lovers began observing the introduction of bénédictine and pineapple juice mixed with the beverage.

Here's how to make your own Singapore Sling.

A tall glass (preferably a hurricane glass)

2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Add all of these ingredients and shake them well.

Read more stories:

Follow Mashable SEA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Cover image sourced from VectorStock.

is obsessed with culture and tech, offering smart, spirited coverage of the products and innovations that shape our connected lives and the digital trends that keep us talking.


Here's the legend behind Singapore's 100-year-old drink: The Singapore Sling

Stay updated with the latest in Tech, Science, Culture, Entertainment, and more by following our Telegram channel here.

Most drink lovers have probably (never) heard about the Singapore Sling.

The drink is a gin-based sling cocktail from – you guessed it – Singapore. Well known for its vibrant pink color and its fruity taste, the long drink is now the perfect beverage to quench your thirst during the summer months.

Often garnished with cherry or lime, the drink used to be extremely popular among the ladies in the 20th century. And it still probably is today, actually.

Here's how the drink came to being.

The Singapore Sling is now synonymous with Raffles Hotel. IMAGE: King Goya.

Legend has it the drink was developed by a Singaporean bartender sometime in 1915.

Ngiam Tong Boon was working at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel, Singapore when he noticed something curious: Men could enjoy drinks in the open while societal norms prevented women from doing so.

Instead, women during colonial Singapore often drank fruit juices or tea. This sparked an idea in Ngiam's head.

According to Gin Foundry, Ngiam's patrons were folks who were affluent and could afford a stay at the Raffles Hotel, and this allowed him ample room to test his patrons with a beverage that appeared like a fruit juice but was an entirely different thing altogether.

He began experimenting with his concoction, and the first one he created was initially called the gin sling. Sling, for those who're curious, is actually a North American drink and it's made out of sweetened and flavored water mixed with a spirit.

His patrons loved it and the Singapore Sling was born.

A sling like no other.

The recipe has since been improved upon the original. IMAGE: Phoenix Mag.

According to D.A. Embury, who authored a book about cocktails titled The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, he claimed to have never seen any two Singapore Slings that were alike.

In fact, Ngiam's recipe was then recreated and improved upon by other bartenders based on memories and written notes.

With the drink going global, countries such as the U.S. began adding a little more gin by the 1980s. The drink was bottled, sweet and sour, and mixed with grenadine – a type of non-alcoholic bar syrup.

In Singapore, Hong Kong, and the UK, the drink was often created using gin and cherry brandy, and by the 21st century, drink lovers began observing the introduction of bénédictine and pineapple juice mixed with the beverage.

Here's how to make your own Singapore Sling.

A tall glass (preferably a hurricane glass)

2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Add all of these ingredients and shake them well.

Read more stories:

Follow Mashable SEA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Cover image sourced from VectorStock.

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Here's the legend behind Singapore's 100-year-old drink: The Singapore Sling

Stay updated with the latest in Tech, Science, Culture, Entertainment, and more by following our Telegram channel here.

Most drink lovers have probably (never) heard about the Singapore Sling.

The drink is a gin-based sling cocktail from – you guessed it – Singapore. Well known for its vibrant pink color and its fruity taste, the long drink is now the perfect beverage to quench your thirst during the summer months.

Often garnished with cherry or lime, the drink used to be extremely popular among the ladies in the 20th century. And it still probably is today, actually.

Here's how the drink came to being.

The Singapore Sling is now synonymous with Raffles Hotel. IMAGE: King Goya.

Legend has it the drink was developed by a Singaporean bartender sometime in 1915.

Ngiam Tong Boon was working at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel, Singapore when he noticed something curious: Men could enjoy drinks in the open while societal norms prevented women from doing so.

Instead, women during colonial Singapore often drank fruit juices or tea. This sparked an idea in Ngiam's head.

According to Gin Foundry, Ngiam's patrons were folks who were affluent and could afford a stay at the Raffles Hotel, and this allowed him ample room to test his patrons with a beverage that appeared like a fruit juice but was an entirely different thing altogether.

He began experimenting with his concoction, and the first one he created was initially called the gin sling. Sling, for those who're curious, is actually a North American drink and it's made out of sweetened and flavored water mixed with a spirit.

His patrons loved it and the Singapore Sling was born.

A sling like no other.

The recipe has since been improved upon the original. IMAGE: Phoenix Mag.

According to D.A. Embury, who authored a book about cocktails titled The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, he claimed to have never seen any two Singapore Slings that were alike.

In fact, Ngiam's recipe was then recreated and improved upon by other bartenders based on memories and written notes.

With the drink going global, countries such as the U.S. began adding a little more gin by the 1980s. The drink was bottled, sweet and sour, and mixed with grenadine – a type of non-alcoholic bar syrup.

In Singapore, Hong Kong, and the UK, the drink was often created using gin and cherry brandy, and by the 21st century, drink lovers began observing the introduction of bénédictine and pineapple juice mixed with the beverage.

Here's how to make your own Singapore Sling.

A tall glass (preferably a hurricane glass)

2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Add all of these ingredients and shake them well.

Read more stories:

Follow Mashable SEA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Cover image sourced from VectorStock.

is obsessed with culture and tech, offering smart, spirited coverage of the products and innovations that shape our connected lives and the digital trends that keep us talking.


Here's the legend behind Singapore's 100-year-old drink: The Singapore Sling

Stay updated with the latest in Tech, Science, Culture, Entertainment, and more by following our Telegram channel here.

Most drink lovers have probably (never) heard about the Singapore Sling.

The drink is a gin-based sling cocktail from – you guessed it – Singapore. Well known for its vibrant pink color and its fruity taste, the long drink is now the perfect beverage to quench your thirst during the summer months.

Often garnished with cherry or lime, the drink used to be extremely popular among the ladies in the 20th century. And it still probably is today, actually.

Here's how the drink came to being.

The Singapore Sling is now synonymous with Raffles Hotel. IMAGE: King Goya.

Legend has it the drink was developed by a Singaporean bartender sometime in 1915.

Ngiam Tong Boon was working at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel, Singapore when he noticed something curious: Men could enjoy drinks in the open while societal norms prevented women from doing so.

Instead, women during colonial Singapore often drank fruit juices or tea. This sparked an idea in Ngiam's head.

According to Gin Foundry, Ngiam's patrons were folks who were affluent and could afford a stay at the Raffles Hotel, and this allowed him ample room to test his patrons with a beverage that appeared like a fruit juice but was an entirely different thing altogether.

He began experimenting with his concoction, and the first one he created was initially called the gin sling. Sling, for those who're curious, is actually a North American drink and it's made out of sweetened and flavored water mixed with a spirit.

His patrons loved it and the Singapore Sling was born.

A sling like no other.

The recipe has since been improved upon the original. IMAGE: Phoenix Mag.

According to D.A. Embury, who authored a book about cocktails titled The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, he claimed to have never seen any two Singapore Slings that were alike.

In fact, Ngiam's recipe was then recreated and improved upon by other bartenders based on memories and written notes.

With the drink going global, countries such as the U.S. began adding a little more gin by the 1980s. The drink was bottled, sweet and sour, and mixed with grenadine – a type of non-alcoholic bar syrup.

In Singapore, Hong Kong, and the UK, the drink was often created using gin and cherry brandy, and by the 21st century, drink lovers began observing the introduction of bénédictine and pineapple juice mixed with the beverage.

Here's how to make your own Singapore Sling.

A tall glass (preferably a hurricane glass)

2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Add all of these ingredients and shake them well.

Read more stories:

Follow Mashable SEA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Cover image sourced from VectorStock.

is obsessed with culture and tech, offering smart, spirited coverage of the products and innovations that shape our connected lives and the digital trends that keep us talking.


Here's the legend behind Singapore's 100-year-old drink: The Singapore Sling

Stay updated with the latest in Tech, Science, Culture, Entertainment, and more by following our Telegram channel here.

Most drink lovers have probably (never) heard about the Singapore Sling.

The drink is a gin-based sling cocktail from – you guessed it – Singapore. Well known for its vibrant pink color and its fruity taste, the long drink is now the perfect beverage to quench your thirst during the summer months.

Often garnished with cherry or lime, the drink used to be extremely popular among the ladies in the 20th century. And it still probably is today, actually.

Here's how the drink came to being.

The Singapore Sling is now synonymous with Raffles Hotel. IMAGE: King Goya.

Legend has it the drink was developed by a Singaporean bartender sometime in 1915.

Ngiam Tong Boon was working at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel, Singapore when he noticed something curious: Men could enjoy drinks in the open while societal norms prevented women from doing so.

Instead, women during colonial Singapore often drank fruit juices or tea. This sparked an idea in Ngiam's head.

According to Gin Foundry, Ngiam's patrons were folks who were affluent and could afford a stay at the Raffles Hotel, and this allowed him ample room to test his patrons with a beverage that appeared like a fruit juice but was an entirely different thing altogether.

He began experimenting with his concoction, and the first one he created was initially called the gin sling. Sling, for those who're curious, is actually a North American drink and it's made out of sweetened and flavored water mixed with a spirit.

His patrons loved it and the Singapore Sling was born.

A sling like no other.

The recipe has since been improved upon the original. IMAGE: Phoenix Mag.

According to D.A. Embury, who authored a book about cocktails titled The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, he claimed to have never seen any two Singapore Slings that were alike.

In fact, Ngiam's recipe was then recreated and improved upon by other bartenders based on memories and written notes.

With the drink going global, countries such as the U.S. began adding a little more gin by the 1980s. The drink was bottled, sweet and sour, and mixed with grenadine – a type of non-alcoholic bar syrup.

In Singapore, Hong Kong, and the UK, the drink was often created using gin and cherry brandy, and by the 21st century, drink lovers began observing the introduction of bénédictine and pineapple juice mixed with the beverage.

Here's how to make your own Singapore Sling.

A tall glass (preferably a hurricane glass)

2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Add all of these ingredients and shake them well.

Read more stories:

Follow Mashable SEA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Cover image sourced from VectorStock.

is obsessed with culture and tech, offering smart, spirited coverage of the products and innovations that shape our connected lives and the digital trends that keep us talking.


Here's the legend behind Singapore's 100-year-old drink: The Singapore Sling

Stay updated with the latest in Tech, Science, Culture, Entertainment, and more by following our Telegram channel here.

Most drink lovers have probably (never) heard about the Singapore Sling.

The drink is a gin-based sling cocktail from – you guessed it – Singapore. Well known for its vibrant pink color and its fruity taste, the long drink is now the perfect beverage to quench your thirst during the summer months.

Often garnished with cherry or lime, the drink used to be extremely popular among the ladies in the 20th century. And it still probably is today, actually.

Here's how the drink came to being.

The Singapore Sling is now synonymous with Raffles Hotel. IMAGE: King Goya.

Legend has it the drink was developed by a Singaporean bartender sometime in 1915.

Ngiam Tong Boon was working at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel, Singapore when he noticed something curious: Men could enjoy drinks in the open while societal norms prevented women from doing so.

Instead, women during colonial Singapore often drank fruit juices or tea. This sparked an idea in Ngiam's head.

According to Gin Foundry, Ngiam's patrons were folks who were affluent and could afford a stay at the Raffles Hotel, and this allowed him ample room to test his patrons with a beverage that appeared like a fruit juice but was an entirely different thing altogether.

He began experimenting with his concoction, and the first one he created was initially called the gin sling. Sling, for those who're curious, is actually a North American drink and it's made out of sweetened and flavored water mixed with a spirit.

His patrons loved it and the Singapore Sling was born.

A sling like no other.

The recipe has since been improved upon the original. IMAGE: Phoenix Mag.

According to D.A. Embury, who authored a book about cocktails titled The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, he claimed to have never seen any two Singapore Slings that were alike.

In fact, Ngiam's recipe was then recreated and improved upon by other bartenders based on memories and written notes.

With the drink going global, countries such as the U.S. began adding a little more gin by the 1980s. The drink was bottled, sweet and sour, and mixed with grenadine – a type of non-alcoholic bar syrup.

In Singapore, Hong Kong, and the UK, the drink was often created using gin and cherry brandy, and by the 21st century, drink lovers began observing the introduction of bénédictine and pineapple juice mixed with the beverage.

Here's how to make your own Singapore Sling.

A tall glass (preferably a hurricane glass)

2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Add all of these ingredients and shake them well.

Read more stories:

Follow Mashable SEA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Cover image sourced from VectorStock.

is obsessed with culture and tech, offering smart, spirited coverage of the products and innovations that shape our connected lives and the digital trends that keep us talking.


Here's the legend behind Singapore's 100-year-old drink: The Singapore Sling

Stay updated with the latest in Tech, Science, Culture, Entertainment, and more by following our Telegram channel here.

Most drink lovers have probably (never) heard about the Singapore Sling.

The drink is a gin-based sling cocktail from – you guessed it – Singapore. Well known for its vibrant pink color and its fruity taste, the long drink is now the perfect beverage to quench your thirst during the summer months.

Often garnished with cherry or lime, the drink used to be extremely popular among the ladies in the 20th century. And it still probably is today, actually.

Here's how the drink came to being.

The Singapore Sling is now synonymous with Raffles Hotel. IMAGE: King Goya.

Legend has it the drink was developed by a Singaporean bartender sometime in 1915.

Ngiam Tong Boon was working at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel, Singapore when he noticed something curious: Men could enjoy drinks in the open while societal norms prevented women from doing so.

Instead, women during colonial Singapore often drank fruit juices or tea. This sparked an idea in Ngiam's head.

According to Gin Foundry, Ngiam's patrons were folks who were affluent and could afford a stay at the Raffles Hotel, and this allowed him ample room to test his patrons with a beverage that appeared like a fruit juice but was an entirely different thing altogether.

He began experimenting with his concoction, and the first one he created was initially called the gin sling. Sling, for those who're curious, is actually a North American drink and it's made out of sweetened and flavored water mixed with a spirit.

His patrons loved it and the Singapore Sling was born.

A sling like no other.

The recipe has since been improved upon the original. IMAGE: Phoenix Mag.

According to D.A. Embury, who authored a book about cocktails titled The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, he claimed to have never seen any two Singapore Slings that were alike.

In fact, Ngiam's recipe was then recreated and improved upon by other bartenders based on memories and written notes.

With the drink going global, countries such as the U.S. began adding a little more gin by the 1980s. The drink was bottled, sweet and sour, and mixed with grenadine – a type of non-alcoholic bar syrup.

In Singapore, Hong Kong, and the UK, the drink was often created using gin and cherry brandy, and by the 21st century, drink lovers began observing the introduction of bénédictine and pineapple juice mixed with the beverage.

Here's how to make your own Singapore Sling.

A tall glass (preferably a hurricane glass)

2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Add all of these ingredients and shake them well.

Read more stories:

Follow Mashable SEA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Cover image sourced from VectorStock.

is obsessed with culture and tech, offering smart, spirited coverage of the products and innovations that shape our connected lives and the digital trends that keep us talking.


Here's the legend behind Singapore's 100-year-old drink: The Singapore Sling

Stay updated with the latest in Tech, Science, Culture, Entertainment, and more by following our Telegram channel here.

Most drink lovers have probably (never) heard about the Singapore Sling.

The drink is a gin-based sling cocktail from – you guessed it – Singapore. Well known for its vibrant pink color and its fruity taste, the long drink is now the perfect beverage to quench your thirst during the summer months.

Often garnished with cherry or lime, the drink used to be extremely popular among the ladies in the 20th century. And it still probably is today, actually.

Here's how the drink came to being.

The Singapore Sling is now synonymous with Raffles Hotel. IMAGE: King Goya.

Legend has it the drink was developed by a Singaporean bartender sometime in 1915.

Ngiam Tong Boon was working at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel, Singapore when he noticed something curious: Men could enjoy drinks in the open while societal norms prevented women from doing so.

Instead, women during colonial Singapore often drank fruit juices or tea. This sparked an idea in Ngiam's head.

According to Gin Foundry, Ngiam's patrons were folks who were affluent and could afford a stay at the Raffles Hotel, and this allowed him ample room to test his patrons with a beverage that appeared like a fruit juice but was an entirely different thing altogether.

He began experimenting with his concoction, and the first one he created was initially called the gin sling. Sling, for those who're curious, is actually a North American drink and it's made out of sweetened and flavored water mixed with a spirit.

His patrons loved it and the Singapore Sling was born.

A sling like no other.

The recipe has since been improved upon the original. IMAGE: Phoenix Mag.

According to D.A. Embury, who authored a book about cocktails titled The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, he claimed to have never seen any two Singapore Slings that were alike.

In fact, Ngiam's recipe was then recreated and improved upon by other bartenders based on memories and written notes.

With the drink going global, countries such as the U.S. began adding a little more gin by the 1980s. The drink was bottled, sweet and sour, and mixed with grenadine – a type of non-alcoholic bar syrup.

In Singapore, Hong Kong, and the UK, the drink was often created using gin and cherry brandy, and by the 21st century, drink lovers began observing the introduction of bénédictine and pineapple juice mixed with the beverage.

Here's how to make your own Singapore Sling.

A tall glass (preferably a hurricane glass)

2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Add all of these ingredients and shake them well.

Read more stories:

Follow Mashable SEA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Cover image sourced from VectorStock.

is obsessed with culture and tech, offering smart, spirited coverage of the products and innovations that shape our connected lives and the digital trends that keep us talking.


Here's the legend behind Singapore's 100-year-old drink: The Singapore Sling

Stay updated with the latest in Tech, Science, Culture, Entertainment, and more by following our Telegram channel here.

Most drink lovers have probably (never) heard about the Singapore Sling.

The drink is a gin-based sling cocktail from – you guessed it – Singapore. Well known for its vibrant pink color and its fruity taste, the long drink is now the perfect beverage to quench your thirst during the summer months.

Often garnished with cherry or lime, the drink used to be extremely popular among the ladies in the 20th century. And it still probably is today, actually.

Here's how the drink came to being.

The Singapore Sling is now synonymous with Raffles Hotel. IMAGE: King Goya.

Legend has it the drink was developed by a Singaporean bartender sometime in 1915.

Ngiam Tong Boon was working at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel, Singapore when he noticed something curious: Men could enjoy drinks in the open while societal norms prevented women from doing so.

Instead, women during colonial Singapore often drank fruit juices or tea. This sparked an idea in Ngiam's head.

According to Gin Foundry, Ngiam's patrons were folks who were affluent and could afford a stay at the Raffles Hotel, and this allowed him ample room to test his patrons with a beverage that appeared like a fruit juice but was an entirely different thing altogether.

He began experimenting with his concoction, and the first one he created was initially called the gin sling. Sling, for those who're curious, is actually a North American drink and it's made out of sweetened and flavored water mixed with a spirit.

His patrons loved it and the Singapore Sling was born.

A sling like no other.

The recipe has since been improved upon the original. IMAGE: Phoenix Mag.

According to D.A. Embury, who authored a book about cocktails titled The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, he claimed to have never seen any two Singapore Slings that were alike.

In fact, Ngiam's recipe was then recreated and improved upon by other bartenders based on memories and written notes.

With the drink going global, countries such as the U.S. began adding a little more gin by the 1980s. The drink was bottled, sweet and sour, and mixed with grenadine – a type of non-alcoholic bar syrup.

In Singapore, Hong Kong, and the UK, the drink was often created using gin and cherry brandy, and by the 21st century, drink lovers began observing the introduction of bénédictine and pineapple juice mixed with the beverage.

Here's how to make your own Singapore Sling.

A tall glass (preferably a hurricane glass)

2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Add all of these ingredients and shake them well.

Read more stories:

Follow Mashable SEA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Cover image sourced from VectorStock.

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