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3 Hennessy cognac cocktails to accompany your Limited Editions

As the year comes to an end, Maison Hennessy pays tribute to nature with joyful and luxurious Limited Edition cognac bottles designed by the French artist Julien Colombier and also with 3 cognac cocktail recipes.

EOY Julien Colombier - Cocktails

To accompany these Limited Edition bottles by Julien Colombier, Hennessy created 3 signature cocktails to celebrate the festive season:
the Twinkle Jasmine cocktail, the Christmas Basil cocktail and the Cherry Floral cocktail.

The cocktails

The Twinkle Jasmine cocktail with Hennessy Very Special

Fill your home with the palpable scent of jasmin and cognac. Adding botanical tinctures to your cocktail will give a wealth of control over the strength and character of flavour. The Twinkle Jasmine cocktail, with its floral nose, embodies that, and ends on the note of being a perfect balance between sweet and tart.

40 ml Hennessy Very Special cognac
15 ml Lemon juice
15 ml Simple syrup
60 ml Jasmin tea 
 
Add all cocktail ingredients to a shaker tin with ice. Shake to chill and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish the drink with a lemon twist. 
 

EOY Julien Colombier - Cocktails

The Christmas Basil cocktail with Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège

Blonde in colour and snappy, spicy and fruity in flavour, the Christmas Basil cocktail will appeal to those who enjoy a drink that’s highlighting complex vanilla notes. With its characteristic taste and fruity sweetness, the rich roundness of the V.S.O.P pays tribute to this excellent, terroir-driven cognac cocktail.
 
40 ml Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège cognac
10 ml Vanilla Liqueur
20 ml Lemon juice
15 ml Simple syrup
90 ml Rooibos tea
2 dash Orange bitters 

Add all cocktail ingredients to a shaker tin with ice, shake to chill, strain into a Collins glass and garnish your drink with a lemon twist and shiso leaf. 
 

EOY Julien Colombier - Cocktails

The Cherry Floral cocktail with Hennessy X.O

The Cherry Floral cognac cocktail is clean and smooth, like orange sherbet, with a bit of spice and bracing heat at the end. The hibiscus adds a floral note to this drink while the chai tea brings the warmth. Bright, floral aromas come through in this cocktail, and thanks to the X.O cognac, the palate is far more wintery, spicy, round and mellow.
 
40 ml Hennessy X.O cognac
1 large Hibiscus and chai tea cube* 

Place the cube in a glass and pour X.O over it.
The floral and spice cube:
Add 450 ml of boiling water to 1 Hibiscus tea bag and 1 chai tea bag in a heat proof container, steep for 5-7 minutes then remove bags, allow to cool and pour the drink into large cube ice moulds. Allow to freeze for 24 hours.
 

EOY Julien Colombier - Cocktails
  • EOY Julien Colombier V.S Limited Edition

    Hennessy V.S x Julien Colombier

    The collaboration between Hennessy and Julien Colombier reveals an artistic universe – inspired by a luxuriant plant world, and showcased through Limited Edition bottles.

    Since its founding, in 1765, the Maison Hennessy has upheld a tradition of supporting avant-garde artists. Today, the Maison celebrates urban culture and contemporary creation through artistic partnerships for the Hennessy Very Special Limited Edition. Hennessy V.S has a unique style, passed down through generations, that makes it a reference in the art of blending. Demanding in its creation, yet immediately satisfying in its tasting, Hennessy Very Special marks its inimitable style across time. Its audacious personality is the result of carefully selecting only the most expressive and distinctive eaux-de-vie. After several years of maturation in French oak casks, the eaux-de-vie are then blended with the mastery and consistency unique to the Maison Hennessy. Enjoyed neat, on ice, or in cocktails, V.S is a cognac appreciated by tastemakers the world over.

  • EOY Julien Colombier V.S.O.P Limited Edition

    Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège x Julien Colombier 

    The collaboration between Hennessy and Julien Colombier reveals an artistic universe – inspired by a luxuriant plant world, and showcased through Limited Edition bottles.

    The Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège blend is the expression of eight generations of Master Blenders know- how. To perpetuate the legacy of the original Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège, Hennessy Master Blenders have constantly sought to create a completely harmonious blend: it is the definitive expression of a perfectly balanced cognac. Based on a selection of firmly structured eaux-de-vie, aged largely in partially used barrels in order to take on subtle levels of oak tannins, this highly characterful cognac reveals balanced aromas of fresh vanilla, cinnamon and toasty notes, all coming together with a seamless perfection.

  • EOY Julien Colombier X.O Limited Edition

    Hennessy X.O x Julien Colombier 

    The collaboration between Hennessy and Julien Colombier reveals an artistic universe – inspired by a luxuriant plant world, and showcased through Limited Edition bottles.

    In 1870, Maurice Hennessy, a 4th-generation member of the Hennessy family, asked the Master Blender Emile Fillioux, a descendant of the Hennessy Master Blender Jean Fillioux, to create a special cognac for his family and friends, using long-aged eaux-de-vie to perfect the blend. They called it “X.O” for “Extra Old”, the original, and a legend was born. Hennessy X.O attained international renown and contributed to the development of the category XO which is a gauge of uncompromising quality. Thanks to 150 years of meticulous know-how, Hennessy X.O remains as inspiring today as it was the day Hennessy first shared it with his inner circle. The powerful and balanced structure of Hennessy X.O carries the promise of an extremely long finish, with each drop an invitation to embark on a journey of the senses through seven tasting notes.