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How to drink Hennessy V.S when you're not a huge fan of cognac

How to drink Hennessy V.S when you're not a huge fan of cognac

It's not neat

Text: Rachel Au


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There's an art to drinking cognac but those unaccustomed with its taste will find it enjoyable with the right pairing as a cocktail. Hennessy has one word: Ginger

Cognac may seem quite traditional. It may seem you either like it or don't, which is why you'll be surprised to learn it works great as a cocktail. Hennessy recently introduced a pretty exciting pairing they call a "match made in cognac": Hennessy Very Special x Ginger. The fragrant ginger's sweet spice acts as an ideal catalyst for Hennessy Very Special's roundness and suppleness of aromas, highlighting its bold character. Mix it up with a variety of syrups and bitter, and you'll find a great selection of cocktails to wow your house (party) guests. Something to experiment this weekend perhaps?

hennessy cognac ginger ale and lime cocktail recipe

HENNESSY GINGER ALE AND LIME

Ingredients:

  • 40ml Hennessy V.S
  • 20ml fresh lime juice
  • 120ml ginger ale

Method:

Pour Hennessy V.S and lime juice into a tumbler. Add ice cubes and top up with ginger ale. Stir with bar spoon. Garnish and serve.

 

hennessy cognac ginger old fashioned cocktail recipe

HENNESSY GINGER OLD FASHIONED

Ingredients:

  • 60ml Hennessy V.S siphon infused with ginger
  • 5ml homemade honey syrup
  • 3 drops Angostura bitter
  • 1 slice dried orange
  • 1 stick ginger

Method:

Put the ice cubes into an old-fashioned, and pour in 30ml of Hennessy V.S, homemade honey syrup and bitter. Stir gently with bar spoon. Add ice cubes and another 30ml of Hennessy V.S and stir again. Garnish with dried orange and ginger. Serve.

hennessy cognac ginger mint punch cocktail recipe

HENNESSY GINGER MINT PUNCH

Ingredients:

  • 400ml Hennessy V.S
  • 100ml cinnamon syrup
  • 50ml sugar syrup
  • 600ml ginger ale
  • 1 bunch mint leaves
  • 20 slices ginger
  • 10 sticks cinnamon

Method:

Pour Hennessy V.S, cinnamon syrup and sugar syrup into a punch bowl. Add mint leaves, cinnamon sticks and ginger ale. Add ice cubes and stir gentle with bar spoon for 15 seconds.

hennessy cognac ginger manhattan cocktail recipe

HENNESSY GINGER MANHATTAN

Ingredients:

  • 60ml Hennessy V.S vacuum infused with ginger
  • 10ml Vermouth
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitter
  • 1 piece dried orange

Method:

Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass, add ice cubes and gently stir for 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass, add garnish and serve.

 

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