The Maison Hennessy: The adventure of the iconic brandy began more than 250 years ago in the French town that bore the same name – Cognac.
Three simple ways to show off as a bartender at home with Hennessy
Perhaps this comes as a surprise to some, but no matter what a pleasure good cognac can be in its pure excellence, there are endless possibilities to mix a delicious cocktail with it.
Here are three ways to show off as a bartender at home:
A truly legendary classic cocktail, consisting of cognac, warm and aromatically flavored and an interplay between bitter and sweet.
- 40 ml Hennessy Very Special
- 8 ml Amaretto™
- 30 ml Simple syrup
- 20 ml Fresh lemon juice
- 4 Dashes Angostura Bitters™
- 1 Lemon Twist
Combine all liquids in a cocktail shaker with ice, now shake vigorously. Slowly rappel into a Rocks glass with fresh ice, garnish with lemon twist and enjoy immediately!
Who said cocktails have to be cold, anyway? This traditionally warm drink is an interplay of cinnamon, the sweet note of honey, paired with a hint of citrus fruits spiciness.
- 45 ml Hennessy Very Special
- 1 Squeeze of one lemon wedge
- 15 ml Honey to taste
- 1 Top with Boiling water
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
Combine all liquids in a heatproof mug, stir so that the honey dissolves and last but not least, garnish with a cinnamon stick!
And here’s a pure interplay of two spicy classics that naturally enhance each other: Ginger Ale and Hennessy Very Special.
- 40 ml Hennessy Very Special
- 100 ml Ginger Ale
Pour the Hennessy Cognac into a highball glass with ice cubes and fill it up with ginger ale. Just garnish with slices of lime or fresh ginger and you’re done!
For a little sour-fruity hint: add a little bit of lime!
And here comes a small overview of Hennessy’s classics:
But how did the merger of two families, which wrote a incomparable success story, start?
It was around 1870 when Maurice Hennessy, member of the 4th generation, asked the cellar master Emile Filioux for a special favor: He should create a very special Cognac for his friends and family, only from long matured „eaux-de-vie“. Thus, Hennessy X.O created the first blend of the house and significantly shaped its reputation through their passion and uncompromising quality. 7 worlds of taste and each of them an odyssey of the senses.
Eight generations of master blenders gathered their skills into the Hennessy V.S.O.P. It was to be a perfectly harmonious blend, which was to take over the legacy of the Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège. Pure balance. Subtle firs of oak, fresh vanilla, delicate cinnamon and light roasted notes flow through this characterful cognac, merging into each other perfectly.
Hennessy Very Special
And now for the classic: the Hennessy Very Special. A modern interpretation of the traditional 3 star Hennessy’s, a homage to the art of assemblage and a synonym for unique style characterize the most popular cognac in the world. Warm, full-bodied, intense fruity sequences merge with gentle oak notes, a symphony of harmony marked by spice and fruit aromas with a hint of fresh vanilla. Hennessy Very Special is lively, urban and dynamic, constantly reinventing itself through unique partnerships with artists and limited editions each year.
As well in 2021, Hennessy unites again with a very special artist: Julien Colombier. The French artist taught himself all his knowledge and know-how and in this sense is considered an absolute exceptional talent. Iridescent colors in chalk on black backgrounds create even hypnotizing images that resemble the jungle of a parallel universe, once again underlining the brand’s variety.