Singapore Sling

There are too many versions of this popular drink which can make matters confusing. Many drinkers make matters worse by trying to replicate the look of the sling they were served at Raffles and inundate it with too much red. This can make the drink too sweet.

The goal is to find a Singapore sling recipe that you enjoy. Our approach is to follow the original recipe and qualify the Hibiscus simple syrup based on its deep red colour and best flavour match with cherry to make this a very fruity cocktail.


  • 45 ml gin
  • 30 ml Bénédictine Liqueur
  • 15ml ounce cherry liqueur
  • 30 ml lime juice
  • 10 ml Hibiscus simple syrup
  • 60 ml soda water
  • Lemon slices
  • Maraschino cherry, for garnish


  1. Filled a cocktail shaker with ice cubes
  2. Pour the gin, Bénédictine, cherry liqueur, lime juice, and Hibiscus simple syrup
  3. Shake well for 10 shakes
  4. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice
  5. Top with club soda
  6. Garnish with a slice of lemon and cherry
  7. Add a straw and a cocktail umbrella
  8. Serve and enjoy

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