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Valentine’s Day is  coming soon, and it’s time to start planning a romantic evening.  This year, treat your special someone with these mixed drinks featuring Hennessy V.S. They’re perfect as a pre-dinner drink or a “very special” nightcap. 

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Hennessy Guava

Exotic Guava meets the fruit of summer in this fruit forward pairing of flavors.

1.5 oz Hennessy VS

2-3 Strawberry Slices

1 lime wedge

2oz Guava Juice

Glass: Rocks

Instructions:

  • Muddle strawberries and lime wedge in a shaker tin
  • Add all other ingredients with ice
  • Shake until chilled,
  • Strain into a rocks glass with ice and garnish with a strawberry

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Ingredients

1.5 oz Hennessy VS

.5 oz Antica Formula sweet vermouth

.5 oz Crème Yvette

Splash of simple syrup

1 dash Angostura Bitters

1 dash Fee brothers Aztec chocolate bitters

3 muddled Black Cherries

1/8th of a lemon

Fresh Grated cinnamon

Garnish: Cherry

Glass: Rocks Glass

Instructions:

  • Muddle cherries and lemon wedge in a shaker tin
  • Add all liquid to shaker with ice, shake until well chilled
  • Strain into glass with large ice cube
  • Grate cinnamon over the top and garnish with a cherry.

Note: Instead of Hennessy VS and Simple Syrup, add 1.5 oz of Hennessy XO to make a more opulent cocktail experience.

 

 

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Downtown Cognac Manhattan

A Classic cocktail made richer and more complex through the addition of Hennessy and an Italian Amaro, something to sit back and savor after a long day.

1.5 oz Hennessy VS

.5 oz sweet vermouth

.25 oz of Averna

2 dashes angostura bitters

Garnish: Orange Twist

Glass: Coupe, or rocks glass

Instructions:

  • Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice
  • Stir until chilled
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail coupe or rocks glass
  • Garnish with an orange twist