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A stinger is a Duo cocktail made by adding crème de menthe to a spirit.

The classic recipe is based on brandy and white crème de menthe, shaken and served in a cocktail glass.


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  • 2 ounces brandy
  • 1 ounce white crème de menthe
  • Fresh sprigs of mint


  1. Stir with ice.
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass.

Serving suggestions

Garnish with a sprig of mint

Serve with a glass of water.

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Mixing brandy with green crème de menthe, in place of white, yields a Green Hornet.

A "vodka stinger" uses vodka instead of brandy.

The Kremlin Colonel is made with fresh mint instead of crème de menthe, making it similar to a mint julep using vodka in place of bourbon whiskey.

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