The Boat House ? Lambertville, NJ

The Stinger was likely inspired by Harry Johnson's 1882 New and Improved Bartenders' Manual. It combines that book's recipes for Brandy and Mint with Creme de Menthe.

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  • Servings: Makes 1 drink

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  • Ice cubes, plus crushed ice
  • 2 ounces Cognac
  • 3/4 ounce white crème de menthe
  • 1 mint sprig

How to make this recipe

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the Cognac and crème de menthe and shake well. Strain into a crushed ice–filled rocks glass and garnish with the mint sprig.

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