Hosting a holiday gathering can become a little monotonous if you’re sticking to the old favorites in regards to cocktails. While many may seem to enjoy a cup of eggnog to get into the holiday spirit, it isn’t always a favorite by all. Whether it’s the creamy texture or the signature scent, it’s not always the cocktail guests head to the bar area to get. Rather than stocking up your bar with a myriad of different liqueurs for your next holiday party, try thinking about some ways to diversify the drinks without having to splurge on a variety of different spirits. Hennessy is a great example of how using a quality liqueur as a base can keep costs down without sacrificing the variety in your holiday drinks. Take advantage of some holiday recipes using Hennessy, and ensure your gathering offers more than just eggnog this year.
A Long Night In Madrid
Made with Hennessy V.S., A Long Night In Madrid, offers a European taste with a rich seasonal flavor. Add Medieria, maple syrup, an egg white, and angostura bitters to complete this shaken drink. Serve in a round goblet or martini glass, and top with chocolate shavings for a garnishment. Coco nib shavings or dark chocolate shavings can add a touch of sophistication to this extra sophisticated cocktail that will have your guests begging for the recipe.
Made with Hennessy V.S., the Ginger Apple is perfect for those looking for a simple drink guests can create by themselves. Rather than being chained to your holiday shaker, the Ginger Apple will allow your guests to serve themselves while you can mingle and get back to your hosting duties. Simply add a card next to a finished cocktail in your bar area, and let your guests be their own bartender. The ingredients include Hennessy V.S., Ginger Liqueur, lemon juice, apple cider, angostura bitters, and club soda. Top it off with an apple spear or ginger spear garnishment, and the drink is completed.
For those looking for a more traditional cocktail for those favoring classic cocktails like a Manhattan or an Old Fashioned, the Old World will be just the drink. Made with Hennessy V.S., orange bitters, and Amaro Nonino; this is an ultra simple cocktail that offers classic appeal. The drink is garnished with a simple lemon wheel, and it’s perfect for sipping.
For guests looking for a holiday cocktail without too much kick, the Winter Vacation offers a soothing taste with seasonal flavors that warm the soul. Made with Hennessy V.S., Velvet Falernum, and fresh lemon juice; the concoction is completed with a good helping of hibiscus tea. Adding a lemon wheel and a cinnamon stick completes the garnishment for a cocktail that not only drinks well but looks good. Similar to a hot toddy, but with a calming twist; this is a great drink for staying warm during the winter months.