The open business restaurant in Singapore is one that is currently booming. There’s a wide variety of options available to you whether you want some quick street food on the go or a nice place to dine in – they have it all.
One of the most popular alcoholic beverages that you’ll come across in this country is the Singapore Sling. It’s mostly filled with gin and was supposedly created before 1915. The majority of restaurants in Singapore will offer this drink to accompany a meal.
The true original recipe for this drink is still yet to be determined. There are so many different variations of it that it’s hard to judge which one is the most authentic.
However, the general way to concoct it involves gin, cherry brandy, and some type of juice (predominantly orange, pineapple, or lime).
Many people in the country have heard of it, but no one knows what the true version of the drink is. Amongst all the different people disputing over which recipe is closest to the real one, there’s no arguing when it comes to the creator.
Ngiam Tong Boon was the person responsible for bringing this cocktail into existence and he did so for the Raffles Hotel.
As a result of this fact, many believe that they’re the ones with the most legitimate recipe; however, the dates where Mr. Ngiam Tong Boon conceived this drink is something that brings about further confusion.
Raffles Hotel has declared that the drink was brought to them a little before 1910! Other sources claim it was between 1913 and 1915…
It’s one of the most iconic drinks that’s a part of the Singaporean culture, yet the actual recipe is considered lost or unknown. The recipes being used today are based off the notes that bartenders had made in the early 20th century, but there are speculators who believe the exact process of devising this drink vanished in the 1930’s.
Regardless, don’t let all the opinions and theories about recipes stop you from enjoying a Singapore Sling. Even if it’s not the real thing, it’ll still taste great!