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Whiskey • Dry
Clacson Stinger

This take on a Stinger from barman Dustin Newsome of Bar Clacson in Los Angeles (one of our favorite new bars of 2017) swaps out the standard Cognac for an American-made single malt whiskey, which adds a malty-richness to the classic Prohibition-era drink. In another smart move, Newsome substitutes standard crème de menthe with Giffard’s Menthe-Pastille, giving the cocktail a sublime, minty freshness. Balanced and bracing, this is an everyday, all day kind of cocktail.

The Essentials

American Single Malt Whiskey
Giffard Menthe-Pastille
Crushed Ice
Bar Spoon
The Details
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1.5 oz American Single Malt Whiskey (Newsome likes Westward American Single Malt)
0.75 oz Giffard Menthe-Pastille
crushed ice
Mint bushel, for garnish
Confectioners sugar, for garnish


  • In a mixing glass, stir the Giffard Menthe-Pastille and whiskey with cubed ice.
  • Fill a rocks glass with pebble ice or crushed ice.
  • Using a julep strainer, strain the cocktail over into the glass. Add more crushed ice if needed to fill the glass.
  • Garnish with a mint bushel and dust with confectioners sugar.