Thanksgiving Cocktails with Hennessy Cognac

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We’re less than a week from Thanksgiving, and my house is full of stuff I can’t wait to eat, drink, and pass out on. I can’t think of a better way to spend a holiday than with friends, family, food and football. Well, unless you add in little fire water into the mix. We’ve got a full glass of Hennessy on the shelf just waiting to be sipped on, and fortunately for us the Hennessy brand team shared with us some cool cocktail suggestions for mixing this Thanksgiving. We’re passing the back onto our readers, so check them out below and let us know what you think.

Holiday sauce on blackHoliday “Sauce”

  • 1.5 oz Hennessy V.S
  • .5 oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • Heaping Tablespoon of Cranberry Sauce (the kind you would have with turkey)
  • 1 dash fee brothers cranberry bitters (optional)
  • Garnish: Orange Twist, Cinnamon sugar rim

 Add all ingredients to a shaker tin with ice, shake until well chilled.  Take the coupe or martini glass and rub the rim with a fresh cut lemon, now dip the rim in a plate of cinnamon sugar (1 part cinnamon to 1 part white sugar).  Strain the cocktail into the rimmed glass and garnish with an 

Maple Man on whiteThe Maple Man

  • 1.5 Hennessy V.S
  • .5 oz Oloroso Sherry
  • ½ a lime
  • 1 whole mandarin without the skin
  • .25 oz maple syrup
  • 4 dashes of angostura bitters
  • Garnish: orange twist

 Add all ingredients to a shaker tin with ice, shake until well chilled.  Strain the cocktail into a rocks glass with fresh ice and garnish with an orange twist

Photos and recipes courtesy of representatives of the brand. 


Alex is a full time consultant with 10+ years experience in the wine & spirits + consumer packaged goods industries. He is not a professional bartender, but is BarSmarts certified and makes a mean caipirinha. When not writing, Alex can be found traveling, spending time with his family, or bar hopping.

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