AÂ StingerÂ is aÂ duoÂ cocktailÂ made by addingÂ crÃ¨me de mentheÂ toÂ cognacÂ (although recipes vary). The cocktail’s origins can be traced to the United States in the 1890s, and the beverage remained widely popular in America until the 1970s. The Stinger originated about 1890. The cocktail may have been derived from The Judge, a cocktail made with brandy, crÃ¨me de menthe, andÂ simple syrupÂ found in William Schmidt’s 1892 cocktail bookÂ The Flowing Bowl.
In a mixing glass, pour all your ingredients with ice and stir. Strain into a rocks glass over crushed ice.
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