On paper, it doesn’t seem like the Stinger cocktail should work. Honestly, who would ever think mixing minty crème de menthe with cognac is a good idea? However, since this cocktail has been around a long time, it’s safe to say plenty of people enjoy it. Heck, even before Prohibition, the Stinger was a standard in bars across the USA. Although this cocktail’s popularity may have fallen out of favor recently, it’s still a classic that every cocktail enthusiast must try.

To help you unwind even further while sipping your Stinger, please don’t forget to add a dropperful of Tribe CBD oil. A little CBD is all it takes to make your Stinger extra soothing.

Tribe’s CBD Stinger Cocktail

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We don’t know much about the Stinger’s origins, but it seems the wealthy Vanderbilt family gave it a popularity boost in the early 20th century. In fact, there’s a legend that one of the Vanderbilts invented this drink, but we still can’t confirm that.

What’s certain is that this drink enjoyed widespread fame throughout the first half of the 20th century. If you’re a James Bond fan, you may already know this cocktail appears in two of Flemming’s novels. Could you guess which books we’re referring to? If you guessed Thunderball and Diamonds Are Forever, then you really know your Bond!

If you need some more trivia questions while stirring your Stinger, then you could ask friends to name the Sinatra movie that featured this drink. The answer: High Society.


  • 2 oz cognac
  • 1 oz white crème de menthe
  • 1 dropperful Tribe CBD oil


  • Pour cognac and white crème de menthe in a stirring glass
  • Add ice and stir until well-chilled
  • Strain into a rocks glass
  • Top your glass with crushed ice
  • Garnish with Tribe CBD oil 

Visual appeal can make or break a cocktail. Like it or not, we all judge fancy drinks by their looks. If you want to be a master mixologist, you should always take great care to make your cocktails look as classy as possible.

In the case of the Stinger, it’s crucial that you only use white crème de menthe. Although green crème de menthe has the same flavor as its clear counterpart, it’s never recommended for this drink. The reason? Aesthetics!

When you mix green crème de menthe with cognac, it will create an icky mess that’s so un-Instagrammable. Sure, this drink will still taste yummy, but it won’t earn you any style points. So, if you opt to use green crème de menthe in this recipe, please don’t be surprised if your friends aren’t super impressed.

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