The Singapore Sling Celebrates its Centenary

In Travel News by The H4C Team

To celebrate the iconic cocktail’s 100th birthday, a host of activities have been planned to commemorate the world’s favourite pink drink.

Widely regarded as the national drink of Singapore, the Singapore Sling was first created in 1915 at the Long Bar in Raffles Singapore by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon. In a fitting tribute, Raffles have planned a myriad of activities and deals to celebrate. 

Raffles Singapore Anniversary Suite package

  • Accommodation in a luxurious Courtyard Suite with breakfast for two
  • 30-minute private session at the Long Bar with elite bartenders who will demonstrate how to whip up the cocktail
  • At the end of the workshop receive a complimentary Singapore Sling gift basket worth AUD287. Inside, an assortment of Sling memorabilia promises to evoke fond memories of the Raffles experience.


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 (AUD240++). The menu is specially created to celebrate the Republic of Singapore’s 50th birthday this year and features dishes such as Dover Sole Fillet and Welsh Lamb Saddle.


No trip to Raffles Singapore is complete without a trip to the gift shop and this year it will be packed full of Singapore Sling merchandise.

Open at 11am every day, don’t forget to take some time out at the Long Bar to sit back and enjoy a Singapore Sling (or two) together.

Related articles: Singapore StopoverSingapore Schwing