Recently, I was invited to the Möet Hennessy Lounge for a lesson from Mixologist Joseph Solís.
I got some celeb dish on how to make one of Nas’ favorite drinks (I love celeb trivia & hey someday it could be a Jeopardy question).I learned some new Hennessy VS recipes, including a very special recipe to honor Día de los Muertos.
Latin-American Inspired Cocktails with Hennessy VS
Hennessy VS Blood Orange Punch
.5 oz- Grand Marnier
1 oz- Blood Orange Juice
.5 oz- POM Pomegranate Juice
.25 oz- Fresh Lemon Juice
2 Dashes- Old Fashioned Bitters
Splash- Chandon Brut
2- Lemon Slices
2- Orange Slices
Method- Combine Hennessy, Grand Marnier, Blood Orange, Lemon Juice and Bitters and fruit into a shaker with ice. Shake viforously and pour into a stemless wine glass. Top with a float of Chandon Brut. Garnish with a Marigold flower.
.5 oz cassis
.25 oz Crème de cacao
1 oz apple juice
Garnish: Cinnamon Stick
Method: Combine all liquid in a glass grate some cinnamon into the shaker, add ice, shake until chilled, strain into a rocks glass with 1 large ice cube. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and serve
Hennessy Big Apple (Intermediate) aka Nas’ favortie drink!
3 oz- Pressed Apple Juice
.25 oz- Maple Syrup
.3 oz- Lime juice (3 lime wedges)
Garnish: grated cinnamon or cinnamon stick
Method: Squeeze limes and drop into a mixing tin with ice and all liquids, shake until well chilled. Strain into a Collins glass with fresh ice. Garnish with fresh grated cinnamon.
Hennessy La Ofrenda (The Offering)
A tribute to Mexico and the tradition of Dia De Los Muertos.
.5 oz- Brewed Espresso
.5 oz- Agave Nectar
2 oz- Almond Milk
2 Dashes- Aztec Mole Bitters
Grate- Ibarra Mexican Chocolate
Method- Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled Coupe glass. Garnish with a fresh grate of Ibarra Chocolate.
Which cocktail do you want to try?