1 1/2 ounce
Garnish: Cherry and slice of pineapple
Shake with ice. Strain into an ice filled Collins glass.
Source: Mr. Ngiam Tong Boon, bartender at Raffles Hotel in Singapore (~1915)
Cocktails often have a habit of taking on a life of their own, and almost becoming more legend than actual libation. The Singapore Sling by name is a drink that is found on cocktail menus across the country, but the recipes being used take on almost every form imaginable as long as they loosely approximate the slightly foamy fruit-punch image the drink conjures up. It is said that even at Raffels Hotel in Singapore, where the drink was created, the original recipe is no longer being served.