Celebrate National Cognac Day With These Original Cocktail Recipes From Hennessy

Lisa Valadez | 6/2/2016, 1:25 p.m.
June 4 is National Cognac Day and what better way to celebrate than with Hennessy, the number one cognac in ...

Celebrate June 4th, National Cognac Day with some of the original classic cocktails from the #1 Cognac (in the world!), Hennessy.

Hennessy established the now booming V.S.O.P category in 1817 when the future King George IV of England asked the House of Hennessy to supply him with a special Cognac, a blend then described as a “Very Superior Old Pale.” It has now built its reputation across nearly 2 centuries!

This V.S.O.P Cognac celebrates character and smoothness and is a great expression of mastery. It is recognized for its harmonious and well-structured blend, the perfect base for a classic cocktail and easily matches every occasion and style - on the rocks or accompanied with your own special mix.

Some of the classic Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilege recipes include:

Jerry Thomas Brady Punch

Jerry Thomas Brady Punch

Jerry Thomas Brandy Punch - The first cocktail in the first cocktail book created in 1862 by Jerry “The Professor” Thomas.

1.5 liters of Water

1 liter Hennessy V.S.O.P

5 oz of Lightly Aged Rum

2 cups of simple syrup or 3 cups of sugar

9 oz of lemon juice

2 oz Grand Marnier

4 oz of Hibiscus Grenadine

½ a pineapple sliced

2 oranges sliced into wheels

1 package of Raspberries

French 75

French 75

French 75

1.5 oz Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège

.5 oz Simple syrup

.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

top with sparkling wine or champagne

Garnish: Lemon Twist

Glass: Flute

Though originally thought to be a Gin based Classic, The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks by David Embury, claims that the French 75 is a Cognac-based drink. Either way the combination of Hennessy and champagne is a classic that will continue to delight.

The Hennessy Sazerac

The Hennessy Sazerac

The Hennessy Sazerac

2 1/2 oz Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège

1/8 oz Absinthe

1/2 oz Simple Syrup

5 Dashes Peychaud's Bitters

Garnish: Lemon Twist

Glass: Rocks

Between The Sheets

Between The Sheets

Between the Sheets

1 oz Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège

1 oz Ten Cane Rum

1 oz Orange Curacao

.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

Garnish: Lemon Twist

Glass: Coupe

Between the Sheets was created in 1930 by Harry MacElhone, head bartender at the eponymous Harry’s New York Bar in Paris. It is a take on the iconic Sidecar, the addition of rum helps to add to the complexity and elegant balance.

*Enjoy National Cognac Day and as always, please drink responsibly!