New Takes on the Singapore Sling

A century after its invention, bartenders around Singapore are recreating the classic cocktail in new, innovative, and exceedingly delicious ways.

Courtesy of The Halia
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The Singapore Sling at The Halia at Raffles Singapore

The Raffles Hotel is currently home to a whopping nine restaurants and bars, including the Long Bar, which—as the cocktail’s birthplace—still serves the original the Singapore Sling. But the on-property Halia—the second location of the popular restaurant located inside the Singapore Botanic Gardens—whipped up its own interpretation of the iconic cocktail. Glossy black-and-white tiles, rough-hewn wood communal tables, bright-red tufted leather couches, and beautiful plants throughout give the garden-style bar a cozy atmosphere. To complement the space’s green interiors, the Sling here harnesses the rose and cucumber notes of Hendricks gin to give the cocktail a fabulous floral profile, while a secret citrus ingredient punches up the drink even more than original. 1 Beach Rd.; 65/9639-1148; thehalia.com.