The stinger cocktail was popular among the upper classes after the turn of the 20th Century. Reginald Vanderbilt appears to have been a notorious lover of the stinger. You don't see this one on cocktail menus, and initially the brandy/mint combination seems off-putting. But then think about the mint julep.
The recipes call for white creme de menthe, but you can use green in its place.
Place the brandy and creme de menthe in a mixing glass with ice and stir until well chilled. Strain into a coupe and serve ungarnished. You can also serve this on the rocks, if you prefer.
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