The North Star The North Star

 

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.

 

 

The Mint

 

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.