How old is the Singapore Sling?
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).
Why is Singapore Sling famous?
Long Bar at the iconic Raffles Hotel in Singapore is the birthplace of the Singapore Sling, a pink gin-based cocktail invented in 1915 to allow ladies of that period to disguise their alcoholic drinks as punch and drink in public.
Is the Singapore Sling famous?
The Singapore Sling is an internationally recognised cocktail created at Raffles Hotel in 1915 by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon. Originally created as a lady’s drink and thus the pink hue, it has become a world-renowned cocktail still being mixed in Raffles Hotel.
What alcohol is in a Singapore Sling?
Why do they throw peanuts on the floor at Raffles?
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).