The Devil Cocktail may look harmless and inviting in the glass, but that's not a dusting of nutmeg on top of this brandy cocktail—it's actually cayenne pepper, and from whence this cocktail gets its name. The combination of spirits is really nice as a dessert drink or comforting winter cocktail. It is similar to the Stinger but it's that spicy bite of pepper aftertaste in the Devil that shakes things up here.
This is a great drink that has a bit of an acquired taste—if you are sensitive to spicy heat, this one may not be for you. If you do give it a try, just be sure not to overdo it on the pepper. Remember, balance (and a light hand) is key.
- 2 ounces brandy
- 1/2 ounce white creme de menthe
- Pinch of cayenne pepper