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Singapore Sling

Re: "The Singapore Sling is a classic cocktail without a classic recipe; the recipe was lost during Prohibition."

What blatant poppycock! The Singapore Sling was invented at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore in the early twentieth century. Singapore was then a British Colony, and the Raffles an important British hotel. I can assure you that American prohibition had no impact whatsoever on British or British-colonial drinking habits or recipes.

With most cocktails, variations on the recipe evolve over time. The Singapore Sling is no exception. These variations do not indicate that a "true" recipe was lost because of American Prohibition!

May 19, 2010
waddi in Recipes