The Stinger is cocktail number 73 on the Swank Cocktail Guide.
Stinger cocktail history
A simple cocktail, the Stinger consists of only two ingredients, Brandy and Creme de Menthe. While its creator is unknown, a similar cocktail, The Judge, was included by William Schmidt in 1891 in The Flowing Bowl.
Stinger cocktail recipe
1/2 Brandy, 1/2 White Creme de Menthe. Shake well with cracked ice and strain into glass. Serve with two short straws.
- E & J Brandy VSOP Grand Blue
- Hiram Walker White Creme de Menthe
Stinger cocktail review
Our ratings (1-5 🍸)
My Dad used to order a Stinger after dinner on occasion and I always liked the name as a kid. We enjoyed the Stinger Vanderbilt-style, before dinner. (Gloria Vanderbilt’s father, Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt, served them prior to dining). A fabulous beverage.
Next up… Cocktail # 74, Hot Toddy