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Singapore Sling

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Listing created by Iswariya on November 28, 2012    

The Singapore Sling is a South-East Asian cocktail that was developed a bartender working at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel Singapore.

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(Updated: May 28, 2014)


Whilst I recognise that this drink is a must try, especially with a name that bears significance to our country, I don't think that it is particularly outstanding nor memorable amongst other cocktails. When I drank it, it struck me as being too sweet.

I think the popularity of this drink is based of the fact that it is called the "Singapore - Sling" and is thought of as the national drink. However, this is precisely what makes it so overrated. It isn't that good as compared to other drinks and I've tasted many other concoctions in Singapore that would classify better as a national drink.

Even though I have labelled it as overrated, I'm not saying that the drink is horrible. It does have a certain refreshing quality about it and that is very welcomed here on our humid island. However, I'll have to bring to your attention that it is hard to judge this drink because its quality varies quite a bit over different outlets.

Anyone who knows of an outlet that consistently mixes a good Singapore-Sling? Do share them here!

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Our national cocktail

Whenever I fly on SIA and the attendant asks my beverage/drink of choice, I would always choose the Singapore Sling. It has nothing to do with alcohol - it's just that I love the light, refreshing taste of the cocktail.

Made from gin, cherry heering, bénédictine, and fresh pineapple juice, the original recipe is a true treasure. Unfortunately, due to a lack of fresh ingredients, often times it gets substituted with something else. My dad is one man who knows how to make an authentic Singapore Sling (he used to moonlight as a bartender in his teens), and I am the fortunate recipient of his efforts.


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