Stinger Recipe


Dating back to at least 1917, the Stinger is a classic cocktail known as a “duo,” i.e., a drink made with only two ingredients: a spirit and a liqueur. It became famous in the 20th century for its references in literature, film, radio plays, and even James Bond novels. It’s a fantastic combination of brandy and white crème de menthe, and it certainly looks pretty suave in an Old-Fashioned glass.


2 oz Brandy
0.5 oz White Creme de Menthe
Lemon twist (optional)

Preparation: How to make a Stinger

  1. Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice until chilled.
  2. Strain into an Old-Fashioned glass over ice.
  3. Garnish with a lemon twist (optional) and serve.