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Holiday Cocktails by Hennessy

As the holidays are upon us, Hennessy has concocted some delicious specialty cocktails made with seasonal ingredients to keep everyone tipsy!

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SPICED ORANGE SMASH

Spiced Orange Smash

1 ½ oz Hennessy VS

¾ oz Velvet Falernum

2 dashes Angostura bitters

1 heaping tablespoon orange marmalade

½ ounce fresh lemon juice

Add all liquids to a shaker tin with ice. Shake until well-chilled. In a rocks glass, fine strain over fresh ice. Garnish with an orange twist.

HENNESSY COQUI

Hennessy Coqui

1 cup Hennessy

½ cup Hennessy 10 Cane

2 oz Grand Marnier

2 oz Frangelico

¾ cup evaporated milk

1 ¼ cup coconut cream

2 egg yolks

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a blender, place all ingredients and lightly blend. Do not blend on a high speed to avoid creating foam. Leave in the fridge for 3 to 4 hours until chilled. Serve in punch glasses or rocks glasses, neat or over ice by preference. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

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FRENCH APPLE

French Apple

1 1/2 oz Hennessy V.S

1/2 oz Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka

1 oz APPLE CIDER GASTRIQUE* (recipe to follow)

2 dashes Angostura bitters

Add all liquids to a glass with ice. Stir until well-chilled and top with grated cinnamon and an apple fan. Garnish with fresh grated cinnamon.

*APPLE CIDER GASTRIQUE

1 1/3 cups water

1 1/3 cups brown sugar

2 cups diced royal gala apples

1 cup organic apple cider vinegar

Bring brown sugar and water to a boil and add the diced apples. Simmer for 30 minutes and then add the vinegar. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat, allow to cool and then strain through cheesecloth to remove any apple chunks.

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