Where did the Singapore Sling get its name?
Where did the Singapore Sling come from? Raffles Hotel is home to the Long Bar, which is where the hotel claims that Ngiam Tong Boon, a talented Hainanese bartender, created the Singapore Sling in 1915. At the time it was considered a socially acceptable ‘punch’ for ladies to drink in public.
What alcohol is in a Singapore Sling?
Why do they throw peanuts on the floor at Raffles?
It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1900s, when the Raffles hotel was surrounded not by skyscrapers but by nut plantations. Nuts were in such plentiful supply that they were offered to drinkers for free (and still are, hence the huge sacks lining the bar).