The Stinger

"Stingers, and keep them coming." – Cary Grant, in the 1957 movie Kiss Them For Me

July 31, 2017

Ingredients

  • 2 fl oz Cognac
  • 3/4 fl oz white crème de menthe
  • Mint bouquet, to garnish

Instructions

Build all ingredients in a frozen double rocks glass with crushed ice. Give a little swizzle and top up the crushed ice. Garnish with a mint bouquet.

Switch Cognac for Port and you have the Port Stinger.

With the simple but spicy addition of a sprinkling of cayenne pepper on top, the classic Stinger becomes the Devil Cocktail.

Add a dash of absinthe to get the Midnight Stinger.

Throw that Midnight Stinger on the rocks and you have the Stinger Royal.

About this recipe

“A pre-prohibition drink indeed. Story goes this one was a firm favourite among the flyboys of World War II and aristocracy of the time. At The Everleigh we serve ours on crushed ice, garnished with a big bouquet of fresh mint.” -- from A Spot at the Bar by Michael Madrusan and Zara Young.

Excerpted with permission from A Spot at the Bar by Michael Madrusan and Zara Young, Illustrated by Adam Nickel.

Ingredients

  • 2 fl oz Cognac
  • 3/4 fl oz white crème de menthe
  • Mint bouquet, to garnish
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