Easy Singapore Sling Recipe – Food Faith Fitness

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Whip up a Singapore Sling, an East-inspired tropical cocktail that perfectly blends sweet and tart, and crowned with a fun pineapple wedge!

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Ever daydream about chilling on a tropical beach, sun on your skin and drink in hand? If so, then you have to learn how to make a Singapore Sling. It is the perfect drink to accompany that daydream. It’s a fabulous mix of gin, cherry brandy, Cointreau, Benedictine, and topped with a sexy slice of pineapple wedge. Even when you can’t make the daydream a reality, having a Sling isn’t a bad consolation.

For all you out there who can’t resist a tropical cocktail like a Piña Colada or a Mai Tai, meet your newest obsession. This Singapore Sling recipe has your beloved sweet pineapple flavor, but throws in a little twist with the punch provided by the gin and a sour kick from the lime juice. It’s like the tropical drink of your dreams, only better because it’s fully loaded with its own unique flair.

How did a singapore sling originate?

Good question! And one I don’t have a solid, unequivocal answer to, though there are theories. We know it was created in the early 20th century (as all the best cocktails are!) with most crediting Ngiam Tong Boon, a bartender at the Long Bar in the Raffles Hotel in Singapore with whipping it up for both male and female customers. The name Mr. Tan comes up occasionally. It’s rumored Tan, who also worked at the Raffles Hotel, is the originator of the Singapore Sling and that Ngiam refined it.

INGREDIENTS

Bring this recipe to the liquor store. Here’s what you’ll need…

  • 1 ½ oz. gin
  • ½ oz. cherry brandy
  • ¼ oz. Cointreau
  • ¼ oz. Benedictine
  • 4 oz. pineapple juice
  • ½ oz. lime juice
  • 1/3 oz. grenadine
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
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Bar Checklist

  • tall glass
  • cocktail shaker
  • strainer
  • jigger or measuring tool
  • garnishing pick (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

Pour

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the gin, cherry brandy, Cointreau, Benedictine, pineapple juice, lime juice, grenadine, and bitters.

Shake

Cover and shake vigorously, about 20 seconds.

Strain

Strain the mixture into a tall glass filled with ice cubes.

Garnish (optional)

Garnish with a slice of pineapple and a cherry.

ENJOY!

How to Make a Healthy/Low-Calorie Singapore Sling

  • Opt for a gin that is not as “heavy” on calories.
  • Always go for freshly squeezed fruit juices, they’re lesser evils than the processed ones.
  • Forgo the grenadine; it’s just sugar.
  • Go for low-sugar or alcohol-free liqueurs.
  • Pile on some more fruit for added flavor and nutrients. It also helps get you fuller faster.
  • Measure, don’t guess, when pouring your booze. It’s easy to pour too much when eyeballing it.
  • To make a mocktail, ditch all the booze, sub in extra pineapple juice and a splash of ginger ale for some fizz.
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Tips & Tricks to Making a Perfect Singapore Sling

  • Opt for high-quality spirits and fresh fruit juices.
  • Always use clear, clean-tasting ice to ensure it doesn’t dilute the taste of your drink.
  • Shake for 15 to 20 seconds to reach the optimal temperature and the perfect mix.
  • Don’t skimp on the garnish.
  • Rinse your glass with cold water so your drink stays colder for longer.

FAQs

how many calories are in a singapore sling?

Your typical Singapore Sling sits around 240 calories. Now remember, different booze and juice brands might shake up that count a bit.

how should i drink a singapore sling?

Kick back at a summer BBQ in your fave sundress, Singapore Sling in hand. While traditionally served in a tall glass with a straw, the trick is to sip it slow.

What food plays nice with a Singapore Sling?

This tropical drink pairs well with spicy and rich foods—think Asian flair or Polynesian cuisine. BBQ or fiery chicken wings also hit the spot!

Can I trade pineapple juice for some other fruit juice?

Pineapple gives it the necessary tropical vibes, so swapping it out changes the fundamentals of the cocktail. But you can stay in the tropics if you use, say, mango or passion fruit.

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 Delicious Singapore Sling Variations

Tequila Singapore Sling: Replace the gin with tequila.

Fresh Fruit Singapore Sling: Use fresh cherry juice and orange juice in place of the cherry brandy and Cointreau.

Classic Raffles Singapore Sling: Add club soda, more Benedictine, and less fruit juice to replicate the original Raffles Hotel recipe where the Singapore Sling was born.

how to prep and store your singapore sling

You can make a batch of Singapore Slings ahead of your next party, if that’s easier. Mix everything together (minus the ice) in a mega-sized pitcher. Then store it in the fridge (up to 2 days) until your guests arrive. Then, just top up each glass with the fancy mix and fill it up with ice, and garnish how you like.

Pop any leftovers back in the fridge and it’s still good to go for a few days. But remember, you’ll want to give it a good shake before pouring.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ oz. gin
  • ½ oz. cherry brandy
  • ¼ oz. Cointreau
  • ¼ oz. Benedictine
  • 4 oz. pineapple juice
  • ½ oz. lime juice
  • 1/3 oz. grenadine
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

Tips & Notes:

  • Always use clear, clean-tasting ice to ensure it doesn’t dilute the taste of your drink.
  • Shake for 15 to 20 seconds to reach the optimal temperature and the perfect mix.
  • Rinse your glass with cold water so your drink stays colder for longer.

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Recipes written and produced on Food Faith Fitness are for informational purposes only.



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