Raffles Hotel Sling
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Raffles Hotel Sling
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The Raffles Hotel Sling is a cocktail with a storied heritage, hailing from the iconic Raffles Hotel in Singapore. It is a sophisticated blend of cherry brandy, dry gin, and ... more The Raffles Hotel Sling is a cocktail with a storied heritage, hailing from the iconic Raffles Hotel in Singapore. It is a sophisticated blend of cherry brandy, dry gin, and DOM Benedictine which gives it a rich and complex flavor profile with herbal, sweet, and fruity notes. The choice of a lowball glass serves to enhance the sipping experience of this storied concoction. Over time, it has become a symbol of luxury and colonial elegance, encapsulating the exotic allure and romanticism of Southeast Asia's bygone era.
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Cherry Brandy
Alcohol content
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40% | 7.2 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Raffles Hotel Sling

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir
Strain into an lowball glass and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Stir  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Raffles Hotel Sling?

The Raffles Hotel Sling is a variant of the classic Singapore Sling, a gin-based cocktail from Singapore, popularized by the Raffles Hotel in the early 20th century. While this specific variant's origin details might differ, the original Singapore Sling was created by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore around 1915.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can I use any type of gin for the Raffles Hotel Sling?

Yes, you can use any type of gin for the Raffles Hotel Sling, but it's traditionally made with a dry gin. The choice of gin can affect the overall taste of the cocktail, so you might want to experiment with different brands and types to find your preferred flavor.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve a Raffles Hotel Sling?

The Raffles Hotel Sling is best served in a lowball glass, stirred with ice to chill it without diluting its flavors too much. Garnish with a slice of lemon and a cherry for a classic presentation.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Raffles Hotel Sling compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 40%, the Raffles Hotel Sling is relatively strong compared to many other cocktails. For example, classic cocktails like the Martini or Manhattan also have high alcohol contents but are usually around 30-35%. This makes the Raffles Hotel Sling a stronger choice, suitable for those who prefer a more potent drink.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Raffles Hotel Sling stirred and not shaken?

The Raffles Hotel Sling is stirred instead of shaken to gently mix the ingredients without introducing too much air into the mixture. This method helps to maintain the clarity and integrity of the spirits in the cocktail, providing a smoother texture and allowing the distinct flavors of the ingredients, such as Cherry Brandy and DOM Benedictine, to shine more prominently.

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