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The Vodka Stinger cocktail, a delightful and contemporary twist on the classic Stinger, has been captivating the taste buds of cocktail enthusiasts around the world. Known for its simplicity, elegance, and a touch of modernity, this cocktail has found its place among the classics while retaining its uniqueness. With a combination of vodka and crème de menthe, the Vodka Stinger brings a refreshing and invigorating experience that has become a favorite in the realm of mixed drinks.
The original Stinger, dating back to the early 20th century, consisted of cognac or brandy mixed with white crème de menthe. The resulting blend provided a sweet and minty flavor, perfectly complementing each other. However, as time passed, mixologists sought to experiment with the traditional recipe and thus, the Vodka Stinger was born.
The key distinction of the Vodka Stinger lies in its base spirit – vodka, a clear and versatile liquor. The use of vodka instead of cognac or brandy brings a new dimension to the cocktail, providing a smooth and crisp backdrop that harmonizes effortlessly with the minty freshness of crème de menthe. This contemporary twist brings a lighter, more modern feel to the drink, appealing to a broader audience with its clean taste and smooth finish.
One of the major advantages of the Vodka Stinger is its versatility. Bartenders now can customize the drink to suit individual preferences. By selecting different variations of vodka, from traditional wheat or potato-based vodkas to trendy flavored options, the character of the cocktail can be subtly transformed, offering a diverse range of tastes and aromas.
Additionally, Many have chosen to experiment with different mint liqueurs, such as peppermint schnapps or crème de menthe variations in various colors. These adaptations inject an extra burst of flavor and visual appeal into the cocktail, making it even more alluring.
90 ml Vodka
30 ml White Crème De Menthe
Garnish: mint leaf
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, and add vodka and white creme de menthe.
Shake for 10-12 seconds, until chilled.
Strain into a Nick and Nora glass.
Garnish with a mint leaf.