January 31, 2013

Thirsty Thursday - The Singapore Sling at The Raffles Hotel

 
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My father loved to travel. He didn't really have much choice with a career as US Naval Officer, so it was a good thing he enjoyed it so much. They say "Join the Navy, See the World" - I don't know how true that is any more, but during my father's career he managed to go around the world a couple of times.  He also loved five star hotels, which wasn't always possible on the US Navy's dime. But whenever he could, he figured out a way to stay at the best of the best.
 
In all of his travels, my father's favorite hotel was the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. His wish was to return with my mother to show her the Raffles and to toast her with a Singapore Sling at the famous Long Bar. Sadly, my father died much too young and my parents never got their trip to Singapore.  When I finally made it to Singapore and the Raffles almost twenty years ago, I was happy to have the chance to toast my father.

This one is for you, Daddy.

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3 comments:

My Crafty Home Life said...

I have never had one. I think this is the type of cocktail that you need to have made by someone with experience.

thefarmfiles said...

Gorgeous hotel. What a touching tribute to your Daddy. Love!

miss b said...

I was fortunate enough to visit Raffles, Singapore a few years ago and Singapore Sling is now one of my favourite drinks. A lovely tribute to your father.
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