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7 cognac cocktails to enjoy while watching a basketball game

We list the best drinks to have while enjoying your favourite game.

Cognac cocktails for basketball game

If you plan to enjoy the big game with a couple of friends, here are some cocktail recipes to choose from. Who knows, you may even find a signature drink for the occasion.

THE ALLEY-OOP COCKTAIL

THE ALLEY-OOP COCKTAIL RECIPE

Mixing drinks before a game may seem like a bold endeavour, but shaking and stirring your way through our inventive citrusy Alley-Oop cognac cocktail will supply a much-needed serotonin boost while watching an extremely intense game of hoops.

35 ml Hennessy V.S cognac
50 ml Orange Juice
60 ml Tonic water
1 Orange Wedge

How to prepare your drink:
Fill a rocks glass with ice.
Add Hennessy V.S cognac & orange juice.
Top up with tonic.
Stir to combine and chill.
Garnish.

THE PLAYMAKER COCKTAIL

THE PLAYMAKER COCKTAIL RECIPE

Don’t be fooled by the straightforward size of the Playmaker cocktail. This cognac drink is one of the few short cocktails that can stand up to any tall drink with its madcap trajectory of pliable red fruit flavours.

45 ml Hennessy V.S cognac
60 ml Sprite
60 ml Cranberry Juice
10 ml Lemon juice or squeeze of one lemon wedge
1 Lemon wedge

How to prepare your cocktail:
Pour Hennessy cognac into rocks glass.
Add ice.
Add other ingredients (except Sprite).
Top up with Sprite.
Squeeze a lemon wedge.

THE HENNESSY SONIC COCKTAIL

THE HENNESSY SONIC COCKTAIL RECIPE

Weave your mixology knowledge and take it to new heights through this lavishly compound cognac cocktail. The Hennessy Sonic is layered, balanced and—for those with the confidence to improvise—the perfect drink to mix up on your own.

45 ml Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège cognac
60 ml Soda Water or Sparkling Water
60 ml Tonic water
3 Orange Wheels / Orange twist

How to make your drink:
Add Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège cognac into a tumbler full of ice.
Top up with soda water.
Garnish.

THE REBOUND COCKTAIL

THE REBOUND COCKTAIL RECIPE

The excellent Rebound cocktail, cold and smoothly viscous, is made with grapefruit juice, pineapple juice, and Hennessy V.S cocktail. It’ll immediately be evident to all your friends that you know your Hennessy cocktails as much as you know your team’s most significant accomplishments.


45 ml Hennessy V.S cognac
30 ml Grapefruit Juice
60 ml Pineapple Juice
2 Dash Angostura Bitters
10 ml Lemon juice or squeeze of one lemon wedge
1 Grapefruit wedge or Pineapple wedge

How to make your cocktail:
Pour Hennessy V.S cognac, grapefruit juice, pineapple juice, angostura bitters, and lemon juice into a rocks glass with ice.
Stir once to combine.
Garnish the drink with a pineapple wedge.

THE CROSSOVER COCKTAIL

THE CROSSOVER COCKTAIL RECIPE

Wedges of refreshing mango — if you take the presentation of your drinks just as seriously as the scores of your team, then the Crossover cognac cocktail is your go-to. With the floral elderflower crossing into the bright citrus and tropical notes, your palate will be the winner during game night.

45 ml Hennessy V.S cognac
60 ml Elderflower Tonic
1 Dash Angostura Bitters
60 ml Mango Juice
10 ml Lemon juice or squeeze of one lemon wedge
1 Mango Wedge or Lime Wheel

How to prepare your drink:
Pour the cocktail ingredients into a rocks glass with ice.
Stir once to combine.
Garnish with a mango wedge.

THE JUMPSHOT GINGER COCKTAIL

THE JUMPSHOT GINGER COCKTAIL RECIPE

Let your penchant for flair seep into the Jumpshot Ginger cocktail. The darkly bronzed Hennessy V.S cognac melds nicely with the delicious bite of ginger, revealing a hint of sour citrus. This drink is anything but an afterthought or arbitrary concoction.

45 ml Hennessy V.S cognac
60 ml Cranberry Juice
60 ml Ginger Beer
5 ml Lemon juice or squeeze of one lemon wedge
1 Lime Wheel

How to make this cocktail:
Pour Hennessy V.S cognac, cranberry juice, ginger beer and lemon juice into a rocks glass with ice.
Stir once to combine.
Garnish with a lime wheel.


THE SLAM DUNK COCKTAIL

THE SLAM DUNK COCKTAIL RECIPE

Mixing up the Slam Dunk cocktail will create impressive sparks among your friends. And by the time they gasp for air because the opponent scored, the fragments of experiencing this cognac drink will get encoded into everybody’s long-term memory more than the opponent’s victory.

45 ml Hennessy V.S cognac
60 ml Mango Juice
60 ml Club Soda
15 ml Lemon juice or squeeze of one lemon wedge
1 Lemon Wheel

How to make this cocktail:
Pour Hennessy V.S cognac, mango juice, club soda, and lemon juice into a rocks glass with ice.
Stir to combine.
Garnish with a lemon wheel.

  • Hennessy V.S

    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.

  • Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège

    Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège is a balanced cognac, expressing 200 years of Hennessy's know-how. The fruit of nature’s uncertainties, this unique blend has tamed the elements to craft and embody the original concept of cognac. The emotion awakened by the pleasure of tasting it continually reveals new facets of its personality. 

    The savoir-faire of the Maison Hennessy is fully expressed in this balanced cognac: the selection of eaux-de-vie, aging and assemblage. A cognac of remarkable consistency and vitality, Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège conveys all of the savoir-faire of the Hennessy master blenders who have ensured the continued success of this harmonious assemblage for 200 years.