Singapore Sling

Red Singapore Sling with gin, cherry brandy, Benedictine, and triple sec in a tall glass with a cheery and pineapple skewer

One of the all-time classic punches, created at the Raffles Hotel in the early 1900s.–Kim Haasarud

Singapore Sling Recipe

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  • 1 Serving


  • 1 1/2 ounces gin (a higher proof gin like Tanqueray is a great choice)
  • 1/2 ounce Cherry Heering brandy
  • 1/4 ounce Benedictine (or B&B)
  • 1/4 ounce triple sec
  • 1/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3 ounces pineapple juice (name-brand or freshly juiced)
  • Soda water, as needed
  • Angostura bitters
  • Skewered orange wedge and maraschino cherry, for garnish


  • 1. Combine the gin, brandy, Benedictine, triple sec, lime juice, and pineapple juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a highball glass filled with ice.
  • 2. Top with splash of soda, add a dash of bitters, and garnish with a skewered orange chunk and cherry (also called a flag).
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  1. I’ve had a Singapore Sling once in my life. At the first sip it felt like someone had hit me over the head with a brick! Now that I see the ingredient list, I can see why. ;) Maybe all these years later and with a gin I actually kinda like, it may be better. Are pineapples in season yet?

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