By AsianFusion Editorial Team
Hennessy’s new ‘Oh So Classic Cocktails’ Mixology Kit celebrates the Golden Age of Cocktails with a sophisticated experience that offers a new at-home drinking occasion with friends and family.
Available just in time for Father’s Day – this luxury offer, perfect for the Cognac lover and cocktail connoisseur dad, pays tribute to the Prohibition period that saw the birth of Speakeasies.
Hennessy’s first release focuses on a New Orleans classic that’s transcended time: the famous Sazerac, created in 1850 by inspired mixologist Aaron Bird and named after the famous bar in Louisiana.
The limited-edition kit includes one 750mL bottle, one classic cocktail stirring glass, an elegant bar spoon and the recipe for a classic Sazerac included.
An embodiment of the mastery of Hennessy’s prestigious Tasting Committee, V.S.O.P Privilège is the definitive expression of a perfectly balanced Cognac – a most versatile blend.
Created from a selection of firmly structured eaux-de-vie, aged largely in partially used barrels to take on subtle levels of oak tannins.
Available at select retailers nationwide for an SRP of $60.
Oh So Classic Cocktails Selected
by Hennessy – Season 1: The Sazerac Cocktail
The warmth and spice of Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège, coupled with a dash of bitters and balanced with crisp notes of lemon, blend together perfectly in this classic recipe:
• 2 1⁄2 parts Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège
• 1/8 part Absinthe
• 1⁄2 part Simple Syrup
• 5 Dashes of Bitters
• Lemon Twist
Combine Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège, simple syrup, bitters and ice to stirring glass; stir with bar spoon until chilled; strain into rocks glass washed with absinthe and garnish with lemon twist
For more classic cocktail recipe inspiration, please visit Hennessy.com/us/cocktails
Cognac is a type of Brandy, Brandy is not a type of Cognac.All Cognac must be made in Cognac, France, and made from white grapes only and must be double-distilled. The double distillation process yields a precious liquid referred to as “eau-de-vie.” Eau-de-vie must be aged on French oak barrels a minimum of two years to labeled Cognac.
The Hennessy Brand has been crafting exceptional Cognacs and innovating the category for over 250 years. Hennessy offers a robust collection of high-quality Cognacs to meet all tastes, preferences and occasions. Hennessy believes in taking consumers on a journey through the portfolio, which includes V.S, Black, V.S.O.P Privilege, X.O and a rare Cognac collection (Paradis Imperial). The collaboration of two families – Hennessy and Fillioux- is at the heart of Hennessy’s unique legacy and savoir-faire. First arriving in the United States in 1794, the Hennessy brand has demonstrated a pioneering and progressive vision ever since. The Hennessy brand speaks to all drinkers of premium spirits, especially those who value heritage, authenticity, and crafsmanship.
Hennessy V.S.O.P (Very Superior Old Pale) Privilège
Hennessy’s most versatile blend, Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilege is the brand’s most versatile blend, recognized for its unmatched harmony and balance. It is a blend of different eaux-de-vie from Cognac’s top growing regions, inspired by a Cognac originally created for the future King of England in 1818. For 200 years, V.S.O.P Privilege has shaped the future of Cognac by honoring a transmission of legacy among generations of Master Blenders. It is an embodiment of the mastery of the Tasting Committee, a manifestation of Hennessy’s unwavering dedication to innovation. Its palate and aroma delivers spices such as vanilla, clove, and cinnamon, followed by delicate toasted notes. Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilege is best enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in classic cocktails, including an Old Fashioned or Sazarec.