June 04, 2021

HAPPY NATIONAL COGNAC DAY!

Cognac is a variety of brandy named after the commune of Cognac, France. It is produced in the surrounding wine-growing region in the departments of Charente and Charente-Maritime.

What better way to celebrate National Cognac Day than with a classic cognac based beverage?  This simple yet delicious drink recipe is sure to please.

Hennessy Sazerac

Level: Easy

Prep: 2 min

 

The Sazerac, named after a famous bar in Louisiana, was created in 1850 by Aaron Bird, an inspired mixologist. The cognac’s warmth and spices, coupled with the bitters and balanced out by crisp notes of lemon, blends with the absinthe perfectly.

Ingredients

  • 1.75 oz Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège 
  • 0.25 oz Absinthe
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup
  • 5 Angostura bitter dashes
  • 1 lemon zest

Tools

  • Old fashioned glass
  • Hawthorne strainer
  • Ice cube tray

How to Mix

  1. Combine Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège, syrup, and bitters in a mixing glass with ice cubes.
  2. Stir until well chilled.
  3. Strain into a Rocks glass washed with Absinthe.
  4. Garnish with lemon twist.

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