13 Aug '17, 3pm

S’pore Sling invented in 1915 by a man whose family said died that year https://t.co/5u7b8j42V4

S’pore Sling invented in 1915 by a man whose family said died that year https://t.co/5u7b8j42V4

Imagine being credited for something you didn’t necessarily do. That’s the life story of Ngiam Tong Boon for you. Singapore Sling invented in Raffles Hotel The Singapore Sling is a pink, gin-based cocktail that is well-known by many all over the world. According to Raffles Hotel, it was invented by bartender Ngiam at the hotel’s Long Bar in 1915. Unfortunately, history is never straightforward and the origin stories are fraught with discrepancies. Here are some of the different accounts and claims surrounding the history of the drink: Advertisement The year of invention: 1915? According to Raffles Hotel, the Singapore Sling was invented in 1915 at the hotel bar. Screenshot of Ngiam Tong Boon from Raffles Hotel Facebook Their resident historian, Leslie Danker , claims that the hotel conducted extensive research into the origins of the Singapore Sling: “They went through all...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2017/08/spore-sling-invented-in-1915...

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