Raffles Singapore Sling

Description
Gin, Cherry Heering, Cointreau, Bénédictine, Pineapple Juice, Lime Juice, Grenadine, Bitters
Instructions
Shake vigorously with ice to build a nice head of foam. Strain into an ice filled Collins glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a chunk of pineapple.
Notes
Originally served without garnish. An orange twist is also optional. Can be strained into a highball and topped with soda. Lemon Juice can be substituted for lime, and any aromatic bitters for Angostura.
History
A Variant of the gin sling. My research suggests that this is as likely as any to be the original, authentic recipe, and more likely than most. Embury avows he's never seen two recipes alike for this drink. 1915 is one of several years in which this might have been created, between 1912 and 1921, but seems likely.
Cocktail summary
Yield
Drink
Year1915
Created byNgiam Tong Boon, Long Bar, Raffles Hotel, Singapore
AuthenticityAuthentic recipe
ReferenceWikipedia, food.com, Anvil100
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tophat665 on 04/13/2013

From other users

The most delicious variant I have tried of this fine beverage. I particularly prefer it in a highball with a couple ounces of soda, ungarnished. (5 stars)

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