Singapore Slings at the Raffles Hotel

More stories and pics from Boston to come later.

My friend Jim is is from Boston and on his first day in Singapore, we did something I’ve been meaning to do for the past year.  We got Singapore Slings at the Long Bar (where they were invented) at the Historic Raffles Hotel.  Originally, I thought I’d have to have a coke or a water, considering the pregnancy…but when the waitress took our order, I declined a Singapore Sling because of the pregnancy and was offered a virgin alternative.  Bring it on!

The Long Bar is on the second floor of the Raffles Hotel.  It’s almost hidden around a corner from the Long Bar Steakhouse (which caused no small confusion for me).  But we managed to find it.  It’s absolutely charming–dark wood, the spiraling staircase in the middle,  and the rattan fans swaying back and forth above you.

There are peanuts on every table, and I was a little surprised to learn that you’re supposed to eat them and toss the shells on the floor.  I thought we were at the Raffles Hotel and not the Texas Roadhouse.  But when in Raffles…..

The glasses they’re served in are just adorable!  As for the taste…if you don’t like pineapple, you won’t like a Singapore Sling.  Mine was extra pineappley as I was missing all the alcohol (and when I looked at the recipe, I was shocked at how much alcohol is in one!  I’ve had them before and the pineapple masks the alcohol a lot!).

There is a video, but it’s currently have sound issues.  I’ll try again later.

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7 Responses to Singapore Slings at the Raffles Hotel

  1. bookjunkie says:

    That looks good! 🙂 Haven’t had one in ages.

  2. kirsten says:

    Apparently Raffles is no longer the best place to have a Singapore Sling, although it’s still worth going to for the environment.

    • Crystal says:

      Interesting–where is? Not that I can have a non-virgin one for another 25 weeks…

      • kirsten says:

        I have no idea! My friend mentioned an article written by the grandson of the guy who actually invented the Singapore Sling, but I haven’t been able to find it.

      • Crystal says:

        I’ll have to help you look, and once I’ve birthed this baby, I’m happy to help road test them all 🙂

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