Stinger

Posted by on Dec 18, 2008 in Brandy, Dessert Drinks, Gin, Holiday Drinks | 6 Comments

Stylized retro/vintage self portrait of happy hour hosts
Holiday Cheer from Your Hosts at Thursday Happy Hour!

We’ve been celebrating Thursday Happy Hours for a while now — as you can see from this photo of us apparently taken in 1957. Okay, sure, Gary is handy with the Photoshop, but we still had a great time sipping Stingers — our holiday favorite — and being silly with a trip-pod and camera remote while winter tunesicon thumped the house. Doesn’t everyone do this kind of thing during the holidays?

The Inspiration: My first introduction to the Stinger is in Cary Grant’s 1957 film Kiss Them for Me.

Grant is a Navy war officer on shore leave in San Francisco. Of course a raucous party ensues. As he walks through the crowded scene he is gleefully topping off everyone’s cocktail glass with with his shaker full of Stingers. I had to try one.

I am a longtime martini fan, but around the holidays the Stinger takes its place.

~Gary

The Drink Recipe: Stinger

  • 2 1/2 oz. brandy
  • 1 1/2 oz. creme de menthe (the white kind, leftover from our Muddy Mint Slides)

Shake over ice till really icy. Like really icy. Serve the minty-fresh concoction to all your friends in December.

If you’re not crazy about brandy, use gin instead, and you’ll have a White Way.

More holiday cocktail ideas.

Seriously, don’t drink these and drive anywhere. We worry.

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6 Comments

  1. Cody Hurd
    December 18, 2008

    I love it! Great cocktail, even better photo!
    -Cody

    Reply
  2. Cody Hurd
    December 18, 2008

    I love it! Great cocktail, even better photo!
    -Cody

    Reply
  3. Peppercorn Press
    December 19, 2008

    Love the photo! So nostalgic and full of that wistfulness of old. We’ll have to try this cocktail over the holiday.

    Reply
  4. Peppercorn Press
    December 19, 2008

    Love the photo! So nostalgic and full of that wistfulness of old. We’ll have to try this cocktail over the holiday.

    Reply
  5. Traci
    December 22, 2008

    Your profile picture is ADORABLE :)

    Reply
  6. Traci
    December 22, 2008

    Your profile picture is ADORABLE :)

    Reply

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