The Stinger cocktail is a lesser known, brandy-based drink. Made from just two ingredients, Cognac and crème de menthe (a mint liqueur), this drink is fairly strong when served straight in a cocktail glass. It can also be served “on the rocks” in an old fashioned glass if preferred.

What you need to make the Stinger

For the drink

How to make

  1. Add the mint leaves, sugar and lime juice into a collins glass and muddle.
  2. Pour in a splash of soda water and add cracked ice.
  3. Pour in the rum and top off with more soda water.
  4. Place the sprig of mint on top and add the lemon slice to the edge of the glass.
  5. Serve with a straw.