Cognac Classics Week 2017

Hennessy has brought back their annual Cognac Classics Week and this year it’s even bigger. Besides New York City, the week hit in Chicago, Detroit, and Los Angeles. Bars in each of the cities have created a special cocktail with Hennessy VSOP Privilège.

I went on a  preview of the week by participating in a Cognac crawl in Manhattan. The cocktails that have been created for the week are sure to pleasure any Cognac lover. There’s two more days left to enjoy the week since it runs until May 29th. You can find out which bars are participating on

Some of you may not be in a big city or can’t make it for the Cognac Classics Week. Below are three of the cocktails that I got to try on the crawl so that can still get it on with Henny at home. My favorite cocktail was the Dauphine Special. It’s seduction in a glass.

Since Cognac Day is right around the corner, June 4, these recipes will come in handy. Enjoy!



From The Late Late: Seth Allen’s V.S.O.P Privilège Rickey


  •         2 oz. Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège

  •         3 raspberries

  •         1/2 lime

  •         3 lime wheels

  •         Moët champagne

Step 1: Muddle half lime and 3 raspberries in shaker tin

Step 2: Add Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège and ice

Step 3: Shake. Double strain into Collins glass over two lime wheels with fresh ice

Step 4: Top with Moët and garnish with lime wheel on lip of glass

From Sweetwater Social: Matt Friedlander’s Hennessy Highball


  •         2 oz. Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège

  •         Club soda

  •         Orange & lemon peel garnish

  •         Highball glass

  •         5 ice cubes

Step 1: Pour Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège into highball glass with 5 ice cubes

Step 2: Top with club soda

Step 3: Garnish with orange & lemon peel


From Distilled: Meghan Kelleher’s Dauphine Special


  •         2 oz. Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège

  •         2 dashes of Cardamom bitters

  •         1/4 oz. pure maple syrup

  •         Green chartreuse

  •         Chilled double whiskey glass

Step 1: Combine the Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège, bitters and maple syrup

Step 2: Rinse the double whiskey glass with chartreuse

Step 3: Fill glass and serve



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