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Enjoy a Singapore Sling at Raffles Hotel

Widely regarded as the country’s national drink, the Singapore Sling is a must during any visit to the eastern city – even the Queen is said to indulge in the speciality on her yearly visit to the area. Born in 1915 out of a desire for women to be able to subtly get their drink on in a time when it was socially unacceptable for them to do so, the punch-looking tipple was created by the now renowned bartender Ngiam Tong Boon and it has been a hit ever since.

One for those with a fondness for mother’s ruin, this gin-based cocktail also contains a spike of pineapple juice, a shot of sweet grenadine, bitter lime juice and lofty Dom Benedictine. To give it its signature pink hue, the glass is then topped with cherry brandy and Cointreau. Sweet and sour, sharp and smooth this is a taste you’ll never forget, no matter how many you have. Be careful, this deceptively innocent cocktail will have you seeing double rounds in no time!

Undoubtedly the best place to try this fancy concoction is at its birthplace, Raffles, Singapore. A graceful landmark with bygone-age charm, the venue includes a shopping centre, picturesque courtyards and a Victorian-style theatre which is often host to film screenings. The five-star luxury hotel serves up the beverage with particular flair in the opulent setting of the Bar & Billiard. An old-world style setting of dark woods, golden lighting and chandeliers, take yourself right back to the year of the Sling’s arrival, on the brink of the roaring ‘20s.

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If you plan on rolling out of Raffles in luxurious bar-crawl style, make the famous Orchard Road your destination. Featuring the most innovative, opulent and well-known drink spots in the city, take a peek into dens such as Horse's Mouth with its secretive atmosphere and rare vintages or The Writing Club with its 500-strong whisky collection.

Venue Details

  • In/Out: Indoors
  • Traveller Type: Adults, Couples
  • Best for: Food & Wine, Unwind
  • Address: Raffles Hotel, Beach Road, Singapore
  • Opening Times:
    Sundays to Thursdays: 11.00 AM – 12.30 AM; Fridays & Saturdays: 11.00 AM – 1.30 AM

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  • Raffles is located in the heart of Singapore's business and civic district, just 20 minutes from Changi Airport and a two-minute ride on the Mass Rapid Transit from the bustling Orchard Road shopping strip. Raffles Singapore is also within walking distance of the Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre.

    Raffles is located in the heart of Singapore's business and civic district, just 20 minutes from Changi Airport and a two-minute ride on the Mass Rapid Transit from the bustling Orchard Road shopping strip. Raffles Singapore is also within walking distance of the Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre.

  • Address: Raffles Hotel, Beach Road, Singapore
  • Opening Times:
    Sundays to Thursdays: 11.00 AM – 12.30 AM; Fridays & Saturdays: 11.00 AM – 1.30 AM