Recipe: Sydney Sling from The Fullerton Hotel

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Sydney Sling from The Fullerton Hotel Sydney

Being a Singapore-born luxury brand The Fullerton Hotel Sydney has appropriately adapted an integral part of the Lion City to the Harbour City with the “Sydney Sling” cocktail. A twist on the classic Singapore sling, it’s proven one of the most popular concoctions at the ritzy Martin Place property, and we’ve got the recipe right here.


  • 45ml gin (The Fullerton Hotel Sydney uses Four Pillars 58.8 gin)
  • 45ml blood orange juice (alternative: grapefruit juice)
  • 15ml hibiscus liqueur (alternative: elderflower liqueur)
  • 10ml ginger liqueur
  • 25ml fresh lime juice
  • 10ml fresh ginger juice (or double if you don’t have ginger liqueur)
  • 10ml Grenadine
  • 20ml sugar syrup (separate recipe below)
  • Dehydrated ginger slice (or any fruit of your choice)


  1. Combine all ingredients and shake together vigorously for five seconds.
  2. Strain into desired glass over ice and enjoy

How to Make Sugar Syrup

  • Making sugar syrup requires equal parts sugar and water. You can also make a thicker style syrup by adding two parts sugar to one-part water.
  1. Boil the water in a saucepan, add the sugar and stir until it dissolves.
  2. Remove the heat and allow to cool.
  3. Store in a firmly sealed bottle or container in the fridge where it can keep for a few weeks.

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney is located at 1 Martin Pl, Sydney NSW 2000.

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy-Editor-At-Large of the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.