Strait's Sling Cocktail - The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess

Of course almost everybody has heard of the famous Singapore Sling, invented at Raffles Hotel in Singapore. What they might not know, is that sometime during the 1930s they stopped serving the drink, and when they decided to start making it again, they discovered they no longer had the original recipe. As the rumor goes, an old customer had a recipe written on the back of an old napkin, and they used that to bring back the drink. There are some who say that this isnt the same recipe, instead they feel that the original Singapore Sling recipe is found here, in the recipe for the Straits Sling. We may never know.


Gin 2 Ounce
Lemon juice 1 Ounce
Cherry brandy 1/2 Ounce (Good Quality one)
Benedictine 1/2 Ounce
Angostura aromatic bitters 1 Dash
Angostura orange bitters 1 Dash
Ice cubes 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)



1. Pour gin, lemon juice, benedictine, aromatic bitters and orange bitters in a glass.

2. Pour the liquids into a cocktail shaker. Shake well.


3. Fill a Collin's glass with ice and strain your cocktail over it. Top it with soda water, stir and serve with two straws.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Servings: 1

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 200Calories from Fat 18

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g3.1%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 92 mg3.83%

Total Carbohydrates 4 g1.3%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 1 g

Protein 1 g2%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet