William Elliott’s Stinger

William Elliott, Sauvage | Brooklyn, NY

Stinger Cocktail

By design, this improved Stinger (“the world’s best Stinger,” says its creator, William Elliott) is diamond-clear like a Martini. Skip the lurid green crème de menthe and opt for a white version instead.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 1 3/4 ounces Cognac, preferably Gourry de Chadeville overproof
  • 3/4 ounce créme de menthe, preferably Giffard Menthe-Pastille
  • 1 dash absinthe, preferably Germain-Robin

Garnish: lemon peel

Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice and stir until chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled coupe over a large piece of ice.
  3. Express a lemon peel over the surface of the drink and discard.