A Cocktail That You Can Relish Post-Meals? All You Need To Know About Stinger
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Cocktails are a common fixture at every house party be it big or small, cocktails are fun, they help bring people together, because let's admit it, who doesn't like a bit of mix and match. While there is no specific time to have cocktails, seldom have we come across cocktails that are meant to be comsumed post meal. Besides being an excellent cocktail, a Stinger is also seen as a digestif which implies a drink that is normally served after a meal.A Stinger is a duo cocktail that is easily put together by combining just two essential ingredients that include creme de menthe and brandy. The most preferable brandy used in the making of this iconic cocktail is cognac. To brief you with some history, a stinger is said to have originated from the United States in the late 18th century. This drink remained to be quite popular in America for many years, even until the mid-19th century. During that time, it was known to have created a remarkable hype among people, and was then associated with a wide cultural impact on the States. In fact, this drink was seen as a drink for the upper-class people and came to be referred to as a ‘society’ drink. 

So, here’s how you can make this easy and simple 2-ingredient cocktail in comfort at your home 


  • 30ml creme de menthe
  • 30mp cognac

Steps in the making-

  • Take a cocktail shaker and combine both the ingredients together.
  • Shake well and strain in rocks glass. Serve straight up without ice cubes.
  • Ta da! Stinger is ready to relish post-meals.

Note:  Cognac is a variety of brandy that is traditionally used in the making of this cocktail. If you are unable to find it, feel free to replace it with any other brandy.

End your meals with a stinger and wait till you experience the soothing after-effects of this drink. Enjoy drinking!