Non-Alcoholic Singapore Sling Recipe

A Singapore Sling is a gin-based cocktail which has been around for more than a century. It was created by a Hainanese bartender by the name of Ngiam Tong Boon who worked at Raffles Hotel’s Long bar.

It was first known as a gin sling before the newer name stuck. Recipes for Singapore Sling vary but you can rustle up a good one by combining 2 parts of gin with 1 each of cherry brandy, pineapple, lime and orange juice. For the best result, use fresh juices where possible.

A lazy way to make it is to combine gin with bottled sweet and sour and a dash of grenadine, and that was popular in the 1980s, but no, of course that isn’t as good, and these days we’re slowly returning to the ‘fresh is best’ policy concerning fruits and veggies. Even the cocktails, or ‘mocktails’ in our recipe.

So that’s how to make an authentic Singapore Sling but what if you prefer not to have alcohol? That’s easy – take a look at the following recipe and discover how to make a PG-13 version of this refreshing, fruity drink.



  1. Mix the fruit juices together in an ice-filled pitcher.
  2. Stir until cold.
  3. Divide the mixture between 4 Tom Collins glasses filled with crushed ice.
  4. Top up each one with tonic water and garnish with mint sprigs if liked.