The Amoretti Dry Stinger Drink Recipe (feat. Vanilla Syrup)

Not only is this drink recipe delicious as a dessert, but it will also catch the interest of any dinner guest with an interest in cocktails.

Not only is this drink recipe delicious as a dessert, but it will also catch the interest of any dinner guest with an interest in cocktails.

The Stinger is a cocktail so good that its history and origins are fairly murky. This tends to be the case with many of the world’s best cocktails, apertifs, and digestifs. The first known public mention of the cocktail, which is a simple mixture of brandy and white crème de menthe, is in Tom Bullock’s 1917 classic, Ideal Bartender.  The cocktail appeared in a number of famous Hollywood films during the 1950s and 1960s at the height of its popularity.

Prior to Hollywood’s rather indirect promotion of the drink recipe, back in World War II, many members of the armed service enjoyed downing Stingers. It’s suspected that one reason the Stinger may have been popular with this crowd is that the mint oil in the crème de menthe helped hide the smell of alcohol on their breath when heading back to base!

We’ve created a Stinger that’s a little drier than your standard 1:1, brandy : crème de menthe Stinger. Plus, we’ve added our own tasty vanilla syrup to round off the tip of that sting into something sweet and palatable! Check out our Dry Stinger drink recipe below:

Amoretti Dry Stinger


  • Ingredients:
  • Directions:
  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake. Or, alternatively, add to a mixing glass with ice and stir. Either way, finish it off by straining the Dry Stinger into a chilled cocktail glass. Serve straight up after dinner.

    Not only is this drink recipe delicious as a dessert, but it will also catch the interest of any dinner guest with an interest in cocktails. The Stinger isn’t one you’re likely to come across on a local bar menu. However, those who enjoy fine cocktails and complex shooters are definitely familiar with the basic Stinger.

    By adding just a little bit of our top-selling vanilla syrup, you can make this Dry Stinger entirely your own. Then again, you can leave it out and enjoy the Stinger in its original form!

    Are you a fan of the Amoretti Dry Stinger? If so, let us know by jumping in on the conversation over at the official Amoretti Facebook page. Prefer Twitter? You can find us in the Twittersphere, too: @AmorettiFoods. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on this drink recipe!

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