Singapore 115 – Singapore Sling @ Long Bar in Raffles Hotel

I’d tried many Singapore Sling all over the world but this was my 1st time drinking the original Singapore Sling at Long Bar in Raffles Hotel. For S$27++ per drink, one can get this original cocktail named after the place where the drink was developed sometime before 1915 by Ngiam Tong Boon, a Hainanese bartender working at the Long Bar. Sipping this cherry red classic tropical cocktail is perhaps the most iconic thing to do in Singapore, if you don’t mind the crowded bar filled with tourists and peanut shells all over the floors. Yes, free flow of peanuts are included and this is perhaps the only place you can litter legally all over the floors without getting a fine in Singapore.

Also they are not shy to share the Raffles recipe for the original Singapore Sling so here goes:
30 mL gin
15 mL cherry brandy
120 mL pineapple juice
15 mL lime juice
7.5 mL Dom Benedictine
7.5 mL Cointreau
10 mL grenadine
1 dash of Angostura bitters
Garnish with a slice of pineapple and cherry

The downside was that their service was poor as we struggled to get the servers to replenish our drinks quick enough. Price is on the high side with other standard cocktail (i.e. Manhattan, Cosmopolitan etc) will set you back for S$23++ and a Tiger draught beer is S$18++. Well, it’s the experience at the birthplace of Singapore Sling that counts so if you don’t mind the touristy bit of it just head to the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel…
  
The original Singapore Sling~!
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Snack Menu
Fan anyone?
Peanut shells all over the place
Address: 1 Beach Road 
Tel: +65 6412 1816 
Business Hour: Sunday-Thursday from 11:00-00:30; Friday-Saturday from 11:00-01:30
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