This take on a Stinger from barman Dustin Newsome of Bar Clacson in Los Angeles (one of our favorite new bars of 2017) swaps out the standard Cognac for an American-made single malt whiskey, which adds a malty-richness to the classic Prohibition-era drink. In another smart move, Newsome substitutes standard crème de menthe with Giffard’s Menthe-Pastille, giving the cocktail a sublime, minty freshness. Balanced and bracing, this is an everyday, all day kind of cocktail.
- 1.5 oz American Single Malt Whiskey
- 0.75 oz Giffard Menthe-Pastille
- Crushed Ice
- Mint bushel, for garnish
- Confectioners sugar, for garnish
In a mixing glass, stir the Giffard Menthe-Pastille and whiskey with cubed ice.
Fill a rocks glass with pebble ice or crushed ice.
Using a julep strainer, strain the cocktail over into the glass. Add more crushed ice if needed to fill the glass.
Garnish with a mint bushel and dust with confectioners sugar.
Contributed by Dustin Newsome