Ingredients

2 parts Angel’s Envy® Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels

1 part Death’s Door Wondermint

¼ part Luxardo Maraschino

large mint sprig

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin. Press mint sprig lightly into the mixture with a muddler, including stem. Discard mint. Add ice and shake vigorously, until the shaker tins frost. Strain into a Nick & Nora glass. Serve without garnish.

More Info

The Stinger is a drink traditionally made with brandy and white créme de menthe, shaken and poured over ice. In spite of the fact that this would be, by traditional cocktail methodology, a stirred drink, the shaking adds aeration and mouthfeel that’s irreplaceable in the drink.

An “improved” cocktail is a traditional cocktail to which either maraschino liqueur or absinthe is added. There’s a rich tradition of creating “improved” cocktails by adding one or both of these to the traditional recipe.