Raffles Singapore has a host of activities planned to commemorate the world’s favourite pink cocktail.
In the same year that Singapore celebrates its 50th anniversary, Raffles is paying tribute to one of the world’s most iconic cocktails as the Singapore Sling marks its Centennial Anniversary. The Singapore Sling, widely regarded as the national drink of the country, was first created in 1915 at the Long Bar in Raffles Singapore by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon. It later went on to gain international fame and a century later, is still enjoyed around the globe.
To celebrate this milestone anniversary, numerous activities has been planned throughout 2015. From commemorative merchandise to desserts inspired by the Singapore Sling, there are many opportunities to participate in the celebrations.
A Singapore Sling 100th Anniversary Suite Package is available from AU$1322, immerses guests in the complete Sling experience. The package includes
- Nightly accommodation in a luxurious Courtyard Suite
- Breakfast for two
- 30-minute private session at the Long Bar with elite bartenders who will demonstrate how to whip up the cocktail
- Complimentary Singapore Sling gift basket worth AU$287
For cocktail lovers with a sweet tooth, the SlingaPore is the perfect way to indulge. Inspired by the Singapore Sling, the cake is an irresistible pastel pink and is both zesty and honeyed at the same time – thanks to the lime sponge paired with pineapple mousse, Singapore Sling marmalade and cherry jelly. Sold as individual servings or a whole cake in Ah Teng’s Bakery, it can also be enjoyed at Raffles Grill restaurant in the dessert course of the classic 1950s’ Elizabethan Grill Tribute Tasting Menu (from AU$240).
Guests can also participate in the Singapore Sling Masterclass (from AU$84 per person with a minimum of 10 persons) where the bartenders at the hotel’s Long Bar will disclose the tricks for making the perfect cocktail. In between blending the gin, Dom Benedictine and Cointreau, visitors can snack on juicy skewers of satay served with a delectable peanut sauce and crunchy cucumber slices.