A brand new Sling – celebrating 125 years of Raffles with the ‘1887’

In celebration of 125 years since its opening, the iconic Long Bar at Raffles Hotel Singapore has created a new Champagne Sling, the ‘1887’.
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Aug. 28, 2012 - PRLog -- In celebration of 125 years since its opening, the iconic Long Bar at Raffles Hotel Singapore has created a new Champagne Sling, the ‘1887’ – inspired by its legendary Singapore Sling, with a base of the hotel’s limited-edition Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve Champagne.

Not your standard tipple, the 1887 is a subtle twist on the traditional sling.  The recipe for this high precision cocktail is a closely guarded secret, but its creator, Randolf Velasco, reveals that Gordons Gin, Cointreau and essence of orange, lemon and lime all play a key role.

The utterly indulgent anniversary sling is available from September exclusively at Raffles hotels worldwide, including Singapore, Raffles Beijing Hotel, Raffles Dubai and Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris.

It was 125 years ago in 1887 that Raffles Hotel first opened its doors and welcomed its first guests.  Today, the hotel is virtually synonymous with Singapore, named after the city’s founder, Sir Stamford Raffles.

Throughout the years, the glamorous guest list has included business tycoons and adventurers, politicians and movie stars, authors and writers – all of whom fed in to the stories and legends, both fact and fiction, which have added to the mystic of the hotel ever since.

The Singapore Sling is one such legend.  Invented in 1915 by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon at Raffles Hotel, no visit to the city is complete without a stop in the fabled Long Bar to enjoy this great classic cocktail and, in the spirit of tradition, toss a few peanut shells on the bar floor.

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1 Beach Road Singapore 189673 | T 65-6337 1886 | www.raffles.com/singapore

Further information:  Lucinda Buxton/Victoria Coombes, Mango PR
Telephone +44 (0) 207 421 2500
Lucinda.buxton@mangopr.co.uk | victoria.coombes@mangopr.co.uk

ABOUT RAFFLES HOTELS & RESORTS:  Raffles Hotel Singapore is the proud flagship of the eight strong Raffles Hotels & Resorts.  Raffles Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning, luxury international hotel company with a history dating back to 1887 with the opening of Raffles Hotel, Singapore.  The portfolio currently comprises eight luxurious properties, from secluded resorts to chic hotels in key locations around the world:  in Singapore, Cambodia, China, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles and Paris, each one is an oasis of calm and charm.  The company is embarking on a new phase of expansion, with openings in the Maldives, Indonesia, the Philippines, Turkey and China scheduled over the next two years.   With a compelling mix of cultures and styles, every hotel in the Raffles family has its own individual personality, with its own story to tell and its own sense of place.   However, each one is proud to draw on the timeless essence of Raffles – to deliver thoughtful, personal and discreet service to well-travelled guests.  

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