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Celebrate the Season With 4 Spirited Holiday Concoctions

Hennessey’s Master Mixologist, Jordan Bushell does it again! His menu of seasonal cocktails are perfect for sipping in front of the Christmas tree or being served as a signature drink at any holiday soiree.

With 15 years of experience in the bar industry, Jordan takes his role in defining the drink experience seriously. Each time Jordan has the opportunity to create a new cocktail recipe he starts by figuring out how to incorporate the flavors and foods of the season and then experiments with ingredients that best reflects the concept and/or flavor profile of possible consumers. The goal: to create the perfect cocktail every time!

When I asked Jordan about what inspired the cocktail recipes he created this season, he said, “There are so many styles of drink and different flavors at play that show the versatility of Hennessy. I wanted to give a sample of the breadth of flavors that can be elicited when you incorporate Hennessey into a cocktail. We stuck with the familiar flavors of the season while creating cocktails that can be served at all moments over the coming months, whether you are celebrating with friends or enjoying some time with loved ones these cocktails were meant to embrace the moment.”


Each of the following cocktail recipes for this season are easy to prepare and diverse enough to satisfy even the most discriminating palate.

For more creative concoctions visit the recipe section of


Hennessy 2014 holiday - Old World
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Old World – Transport yourself to the good ol’ days with this Hennessy concoction served on the rocks featuring Hennessy V.S. orange bitters and Amaro Nonino, garnished with a lemon wheel.


2 oz Hennessy V.S

.5 oz Amaro Nonino

5 dashes orange bitters

Garnish: Lemon wheel

Glass type: Rocks

Method: Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice, stir to chill. Strain liquid into a rocks glass with fresh ice, garnish with a lemon wheel and serve.


Hennessy 2014 holiday - Ginger Apple
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Ginger Apple – Sweet as can be, this drink is perfect for a relaxing evening with friends mixing Hennessy V.S, Ginger Liqueur, lemon juice, apple cider (apple juice), angostura bitter, soda garnished with apple spear and ginger spear.


1.5 oz Hennessy V.S

.75 oz Ginger Liqueur

.5 oz Lemon juice

2 oz Apple Cider or apple juice

1 dash angostura bitters

Apple spear and ginger spear (for garnish)

Glass type: Collins

Method: Shake all liquid except soda in a shaker tin with ice.  Strain into a Collins glass with fresh ice.  Top with Soda and garnish with an apple and ginger spear


Hennessy 2014 holiday - Ling Night in Madrid
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A long night in Madrid – Transport yourself to Europe with Hennessy V.S, Medieria, maple syrup, egg white, angostura bitters topped with your choice of coco nib shavings or dark chocolate.


1.5 oz Hennessy VS

.75 oz Medeira

.25 oz grade A maple syrup

4 dashes angostura bitters

1 egg white

Coco nib shavings, or dark chocolate (for garnish)

Glass type: Coupe or martini

Method: add all ingredients to a shaker tin 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 nib over the top.


Hennessy 2014 holiday - Winter Vacation
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Winter Vacation (Warm Cocktail) – Stay warm and escape the cold with Hennessy V.S, Velvet Falernum, fresh lemon juice, hibiscus tea all topped with a lemon wheel and cinnamon stick.


1 oz Hennessy V.S

1 oz Velvet Falernum

.25 oz Fresh Lemon juice

5 oz Hibiscus tea (hot)

Lemon Wheel and cinnamon stick (for garnish)

Glass type: Heatproof glass mug

Method: Add all ingredients to a heatproof glass mug and stir to combine, garnish with a lemon wheel and a cinnamon stick, and then serve.




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