Stinger (Cure)



  • Base Spirit Brandy
  • Preparation Stirred
  • Flavor Mint!
  • Served On the Rocks

The Stinger is a classic martini variation enjoying a cult resurgence amongst drinks diehards since the Cocktail Renaissance. The classic specs provide for a delicious duet of brandy and creme de menthe perfect for a soporific or a cold day.

However, the folks at James Beard Award winner Cure (New Orleans) took the standard and turned it on its head. Their modern take reimagines the Stinger as a refreshing spring drink served in a wine glass on rocks. For good measure, an Herbsaint rinse binds it all together.

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Print Recipe
Stinger (Cure)
  1. Rinse a wine glass with three sprays of Herbsaint.
  2. Add brandy and creme de menthe to a mixing glass with ice. Stir.
  3. Strain into wine glass. Add three cubes (Kold Draft preferred) ice to glass.
  4. Express lemon and discard.

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