So, You Think You Know the Singapore Sling?

Nothing helps a sweet, chilled cocktail go down smoothly like having a colorful backstory to go with it. The Singapore Sling’s origin can be traced back to the early 1900’s, and is a rich tapestry steeped in secrecy, ingenuity, and doing British ladies of the day a covert solid with regard to consuming alcohol in public (hint: they weren’t allowed to.) This infographic spills all the beans on the fruity libation, and shares its classic recipe,  first created at the historic Raffles Singapore Hotel by Hainanese bartender Ngiam Tong Boon, as well as six seasonal variations that offer something to every palate.

The History of the Singapore Sling
Produced by
Raffles Singapore

2 thoughts on “So, You Think You Know the Singapore Sling?

  • May 3, 2016 at 9:33 AM

    I always find Singapore Slings too fruity, but that Autumn one sounds great! Interesting history behind the drink though- I had no idea.

    • May 5, 2016 at 4:25 PM

      They do tend to be sweeter than I’m usually a fan of. Nice to know there are some variations to consider this summer. And yes, I like that the drink has origins in wanting to afford ladies the same right as men to drink in public without being judged for it. I didn’t know about that either before finding this. Makes me want to research other such stories. Drinking Learning is fun!

      …and drinking. That’s fun, too…

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