The Souvenir Cocktail Recipe

Apr 25, 2011 4:57 pm

A crystal-clear take on the Stinger

The Stinger is a semi-old-school classic cocktail. The drink itself has pre-Prohibition roots, but it didn't hit peak popularity until the Rat Pack era of the 1950s. Most spirits-only cocktails should be stirred, not shaken, but tradition dictates that the Stinger be shaken with ice. French mixologist Romain Chassang of Ugo & Spirits created this Souvenir cocktail recipe as a rustic French riff on the classic. He swaps out the traditional Brandy for Blanche Armagnac. 

Photo: <a href="">Jeremy Brooks</a> on Flickr
Photo: Jeremy Brooks on Flickr

Adapted from La cuisine à l’armagnac by Florence and Jean Castarède, used with permission.

Servings: 1 cocktail


1 1/2 ounces Blanche Armagnac
1/2 ounce white crème de menthe
  1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Stir and strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice.
  3. Or, alternatively, serve straight up in a cocktail glass.
Level of Difficulty: 
Prep Time: 
5 minutes
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