Class up your cocktail this season with cognac. We were recently treated to a Hennessy flight featuring Black, V.S.O.P. and X.O at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse hotel, and we’re hooked. Here are two Hennessy libations guaranteed to put a spring in your step — despite the chilly weather outside.
1.5 oz. Hennessy V.S .5 oz. Carpano antica formula Splash of lemon juice Splash of simple syrup 2 dashes Fee Brothers Old Fashioned Bitters 1 oz. cranberry juice 2 oz. peppermint tea Garnish: Orange twist Glass: Collins or mug Cold Method: Add all ingredients to a shaker tin and shake with ice until well chilled. Strain into a Collins glass with fresh ice; garnish with an orange twist. Hot Method: Add all non-alcoholic ingredients to a pot and bring to a boil; remove from heat and pour into heat-proof glass. Add all alcohol and garnish with an orange twist.
The North Star
2.5 oz. Hennessy V.S .25 oz. maple syrup 1 dash Fee Brothers Black Walnut Bitters 1 dash angostura bitters Garnish: 1 star anise Glass: Rocks Method: Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and stir with ice until chilled. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass without ice and garnish with a star anise.