Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Hosts Los Angeles “Cognac Classics Week” Crawl

By Eddy Vega  |  05/26/2017

The team at Hennessy recently invited us out to their second annual "Cognac Classics Week" pub crawl in Los Angeles.

Earlier this month, we visited distinguished bars around the city and got a personal taste test of their unique signature Hennessy cocktails. Among our visits included bars such as Mama Lion, Lock and Key, and Serafina -- each of which delivered their own Hennessy cocktail.

Sorry you couldn't be with us, but here's the next best thing. Below are their recipes, so you can give these Hennesy cocktails a go at home. Let us know which is your favorite!

From Mama Lion: Todd Eames’s The Baby Mama

The Baby Mama

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège
  • .75 oz. pomegranate liqueur
  • .75 oz. lemon juice
  • .5 oz. Demerara syrup
  • 2 oz. Chandon champagne

Step 1: Shake all ingredients (except for champagne) with ice and strain into a champagne flute.
Step 2: Top with champagne and garnish with a lemon twist.

From Lock & Key: Miranda Zeiger’s Inferno's Spirit

Inferno's Spirit

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège
  • .5 oz. Grand Marnier
  • .5 oz. Amaro Meletti
  • 2 dashes of Firewater (by Scrappy’s Bitters) can be substituted with any bitters with a bit of spiciness
  • 2 dashes of Chocolate Chili Bitters (by Miracle Mile Bitters Co.) can be substituted with any chocolate bitters

Step 1: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with cubed ice.
Step 2: Stir well for 45 seconds then strain cocktail into a Winchester glass.
Step 3: Use a slice of orange peel and express the orange oil on top of the cocktail and around the rim of the glassware.
Step 4: Garnish with the slice of orange peel and one dried chile de arbol.

From Serafina: Blake Porter’s Blackberry Sidecar

Blackberry Sidecar

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège
  • 1.5 oz. St. Germain
  • .5 oz. pineapple juice
  • .25 oz. lemon juice
  • 3-5 blackberries

Step 1: Shake all ingredients in a mixing glass.
Step 2: Pour cocktail into a rocks glass over ice and garnish with a lemon wedge.