The Singapore Sling gets its cherry flavors from Luxardo Sangue Morlacco — a sweet and flavorful liqueur with a welcome hint of tartness from freshly squeezed cherries.
1 ½ oz. Luxardo London Dry Gin
½ oz. Luxardo Sangue Morlacco
¼ oz. Luxardo Triplum (Triple Sec)
¼ oz. Luxardo Fernet Amaro
3 oz. pineapple juice
½ oz. fresh lime juice
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Luxardo Maraschino Cherries for garnish
Lemon wheel for garnish
Add London Dry Gin, Sangue Morlacco, Fernet Amaro, pineapple juice and lime juice to a shaker with ice. Shake until chilled.
Fill sling glass with ice, and strain the cocktail into the glass.
Fill the rest of the glass with soda water, then lightly stir the cocktail.
Garnish with the lemon wheel and Luxardo Maraschino Cherry.
Era of Origin
Sling this Singapore staple from the comfort of your own bar cart.
round 1915, bartender Ngiam Tong Boon
created the very first Gin Sling at the Long
Bar in Singapore’s Raffles Hotel — and sparked a decades-long slinging of gin cocktails by bartenders around the world.
Boon’s cocktail — now known as the Singapore Sling — originally combined gin, soda water, and cherry brandy, with every subsequent rendition evolving to include fresh fruit juice, sweet and sour, grenadine, Benedictine, and more in the mix. But as dynamic and one-of-a-kind as those versions of the drink are, we’ll be keeping our version quite simple… and close to its classic Singaporean roots.
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