Where did Singapore Slings originate?

Most cocktail historians agree that the Singapore Sling originated, or at least gained popularity, at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. It was an iconic colonial symbol created by the Sarkies brothers, hoteliers of Armenian descent.

What alcohol is in a Singapore Sling?

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.

What is the meaning of Singapore Sling?

: a sling in which cherry brandy and sometimes Benedictine are added to the usual gin base.

Why do you throw peanut shells on the floor in Raffles?

The peanuts or monkey nuts are very small and not very tasty, so I prefer to crack them open and throw the shell AND the nut on the floor! … The tradition was to throw the nuts on the wooden floor to help with clearing the dust. The bar is now open again, although the floors are now mostly tiled. Well worth a visit.

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