With the holiday season just around the corner, it is fitting that our spirit of the season should reflect your upcoming festivities. The drinking of cognac is a long-standing Christmas tradition, originating from France. Rich Hennessy Cognacs are superb on their own but can also be combined with cinnamon, ginger and a variety of harvest ingredients to create a classic seasonal flavour.
Chosen for its warm and inviting character, we have selected Hennessy Very Special, the youngest Hennessy Cognac, as the perfect spirit of the season. It spends up to eight years in French oak barrels to create sweet vanilla and oak notes, and has a smooth mouth-feel, with powerful notes of grilled almonds, complemented by lighter notes of fresh grape.
As a brand, Hennessy is a true classic, having produced high-quality Cognacs from the Cognac region of France since 1765, when it was established by Irishman Richard Hennessy. Hennessy VS is a blend of 40 different eaux-de-vie, carefully selected from various crus of the Cognac region.
Hennessy recommend that Hennessy VS should be savoured neat, on ice or with a dash of soda water, ginger ale, or cola. However, for something truly special, why not create this quick and simple seasonal cocktail to impress your Christmas guests.
The Hennessy Winter’s Spirit
· 40ml Hennessy VS
· 40ml hot water
· 1tsp sugar cane syrup
· 2 lemon supremes (wedges without the peel, pith and skin)
· 1 thin slice of ginger
· 1 orange twist
In a glass, add the Hennessy, sugar, lemon and ginger and stir gently. Top with hot water and garnish with an orange twist before serving.