Singapore is a city of glass-covered skyscrapers, towering above narrow streets and traditional markets, where the smell of orchids mixes with incense smoke from the numerous Buddhist temples.
To escape from the bustle of the city, visit the Long Bar at Raffles hotel and order one of the most famous drinks of the world: the Singapore Sling. Only here the Singapore Sing tastes really like it should, only at the hotel which, like its famous drink, has become a symbol of colonial splendour.
A visit to the Raffles Hotel and its Long Bar is like a trip back to bygone days of the British Empire. The nostalgia-inciting interior is decorated in the spirit of the colonial era, with its straw fans, vintage lamps and dark wood furniture.
The modern recipe
The famous drink is served with peanuts, and the peculiar tradition of tossing the peanut shells on the floor is just one more thing that makes this place more authentic.
The original recipe prescribed gin, cherry, Bénédictine liqueur and fresh pineapple juice. Today the drink is prepared a little differently to suit the modern tastebuds and the recipe is as follows:
A visit to the Raffles Hotel and its Long Bar is like a trip back to bygone days of the British Empire
- 30 ml gin
- 15 ml of cherry
- 8 ml Cointreau
- 15 ml of lemon juice
- 120 ml pineapple juice
- 10 ml grenadine
(The best thing to do is to use shaker filled with ice, add the ingredients mix well. Adding soda will provide the distinct froth). Enjoy!