The Singapore Sling as it is known today, was created by Mr Ngiam Tong Boon in the Raffles Hotel at the start of the 20th Century. (One of the earliest references to a sling is from 1897, almost 20 years before the Raffles created their famous version).
Which hotel is famous for the Singapore Sling?
It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1900s, when the Raffles hotel was surrounded not by skyscrapers but by nut plantations. Nuts were in such plentiful supply that they were offered to drinkers for free (and still are, hence the huge sacks lining the bar).
What does Singapore Sling taste like?
The Singapore Sling looks like a glass of Koolaid, and it tastes fruity, so the alcohol effects can sneak up on unsuspecting drinkers. That makes it a stealth drink.