Devil Cocktail Recipe

Classic Devil Cocktail
The Devil Cocktail looks sweet and innocent, but there's a spiced surprise in the brandy-mint combo. Fotosearch / Getty Images
  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail
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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.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Pour the brandy and creme de menthe (use white because the green variety produces an unappealing look to the drink) into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper on top.
  5. Serve with a water back just in case it gets too hot.