As we kick off our February “red month,” we’re excited to help bring some color to your cocktails! Our first rumble with red is the original (we think) Singapore Sling, which gets its red hue from not one but two ingredients.

If you just can’t wait to try it, click here to jump to the recipe.

How to Make a Singapore Sling:

The Singapore Sling is said to have originated at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore in 1915, so we are using their current (and delicious) recipe. Even though ours came out pink, it’s actually not as sweet as you would think; the Cherry Heering (liqueur) brings a little punch, and the gin offsets the pineapple juice’s sweetness. And if you want more of a red hue, you can use Peychaud’s bitters instead of the Angostura.

We’re using the classic recipe, but you can definitely get creative!

  • Try adding Green Chartreuse (Chris’ favorite),
  • Changing the bitter profile with different bitters
  • or even experimenting with infusing your own gin. (Celery gin anyone?

We used canned pineapple juice (those tiny 6oz cans are super handy) but I will be the first to recommend freshly juiced pineapple if you’re up for the hassle. (Fresh juice also creates more of that gorgeous foam.) And as always, if you play with new twists on this classic cocktail, please share it with us in our Facebook group!

Don’t forget to check out our 4-piece bar set, which is discounted for the month of February. The kit includes our Japanese jigger that gives you all 8 measurements you’ll need for any cocktail! This recipe calls for two .25 pours, which is a difficult measurement to find on a jigger. But we have you covered!


The best of the basics. This small kit includes the three tools you need to make most common cocktails: a trusty two-piece Boston shaker, a Hawthorne cocktail strainer and a two-sided jigger.