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The nights are brisk, the year is coming to a close…a new, most-welcomed one is coming. What better time to share a selection of cocktails to help you stay in the spirit of the season?

Hennessy V.S.O.P Winter Collection

Warming, sure. But also exotic, aromatic, and palate-pleasing. Perfect cocktails for winter’s long, colder evenings wherever in the world you are. Elegance to share.

The Hennessy Winter's Spirit

50 ml Hennessy V.S.O.P
40 ml hot water
5 ml sugar cane syrup
2 lemon supremes (wedges without peel, pith or skin)
1 thin slice of ginger
1 orange twist  

Mix the Hennessy, sugar, lemon and ginger in a glass. 
Stir everything gently to allow the sugar to dissolve. 
Top with hot water and garnish with an orange twist.

Winter cocktails

The North Star

70 ml Hennessy V.S.O.P
10 ml maple syrup
1 dash Fee Brothers Black Walnut Bitters
1 dash Angostura bitters™
1 star anise

Place all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir with ice until chilled.  
Strain into an old fashioned glass without ice. 
Garnish with star anise.

Winter cocktails

The Border Town

45 ml Hennessy V.S.O.P
150 ml hot apple cider 
30 ml Oloroso™ Sherry
20 ml simple syrup
Cinnamon stick
1 orange twist  

Combine the ingredients in a heatproof glass and stir gently. 
Grate fresh cinnamon over the top, leaving the cinnamon stick in the warm liquid. 
Garnish with an orange twist.

Winter cocktails

Hennessy Very Special Winter Collection

Not all winter cocktails need to be hot. These refreshing, festive concoctions are meant to be enjoyed cold, because even if there’s a chill in the air, you can still warm up your palate.

A Long Night in Madrid

40 ml Hennessy Very Special
25 ml Madeira 
8 ml Grade A maple syrup 
4 dashes Angostura™ bitters 
1 egg white 
Coco nib or dark chocolate shavings

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake without ice to activate egg white. 
Then add ice and shake to chill. 
Strain into a Coupe or Martini glass and shave coco nibs or dark chocolate over the top.

Winter cocktails

Downtown Cognac Manhattan

45 ml Hennessy Very Special
15 ml Carpano Antica Formula sweet vermouth 
7 ml Averna™ Amara
2 dashes Angostura™ bitters 
Orange twists

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice. 
Stir until well chilled. 
Strain into a chilled cocktail Coupe or Rocks glass depending on preference.
Garnish with an orange twist.

Winter cocktails

Jerry Thomas Brandy Punch

1l Hennessy Very Special
150 ml water 
150 ml Lightly Aged Rum 
2 cups simple syrup or 3 cups of sugar 
270 ml lemon juice 
30 ml Grand Marnier™
120 ml Hibiscus Grenadine 
½ pineapple, sliced 
2 oranges sliced into wheels 
1 package of fresh raspberries

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. 
Stir to dissolve sugar as much as possible. 
Add a large block of ice to chill punch before serving.

Winter cocktails

Hennessy Very Special (V.S) is one of the most popular cognacs in the world. Matured in new oak barrels, Hennessy V.S is bold and fragrant. Its beguiling character is uniquely Hennessy, a timeless choice with an intensity all its own. Hennessy V.S offers toasted and fruit notes, with a rich, clearly defined palate and a welcoming exuberance.

Hennessy V.S expresses its vibrant and dynamic personality through unique artist partnerships and annual limited editions. Easy to enjoy, it’s a perfect cognac for high-energy occasions and sharing the moment.

The round and robust flavours of Hennessy V.S make it very versatile and ideal for any cocktail possibility, from classic recipes and sophisticated cocktail creations to easy mixed drinks.