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What To Mix With Hennessy Other Than Juice (2022 Updated)

Last Updated on October 13, 2022 by Lydia Martin

Hennessy is one of the most popular cognacs in the world. It has a strong, woody flavor with hints of vanilla and caramel. Though this cognac is known to be great on its own, it is also surprisingly versatile and a very good mixer for cocktails.

So brace yourself and ready your glasses because we will explore what to mix with Hennessy and why they’re just good.

Top 10 Hennessy Mixers To Try (Aside From Fruit Juice)

10. Tonic Water

tonic water with lime on top

To make a Hennessy cognac and tonic mix, combine one part Hennessy cognac with three parts tonic water in a glass with ice.

The Hennessy cognac and tonic water mix taste like a slightly sweet and tart citrus flavor. The Hennessy gives the drink a smooth, woody flavor, while the tonic water provides a sweet and slightly bitter finish.

9. Lemon-Lime Soda

To mix Hennessy cognac and lemon-lime soda, pour one part of cognac into a glass first, then add two parts of lemon-lime soda or until desired sweetness or tartness is achieved.

Hennessy cognac and lemon-lime soda mix are sweet and tangy with a slightly boozy kick. The cognac adds a smooth, rich flavor to the soda, while the lemon-lime provides a refreshing citrus zing.

Together, they create a delicious and refreshing drink perfect for sipping on a hot summer day.

8. Margarita Mix

Margarita Mix in a cocktail glass with lime and salt on the rim

To make a homemade version of Margarita, [1] combine two parts Hennessy cognac, one part triple sec, and one part fresh lime juice. Shake well with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

Hennessy Margarita mix tastes sweet and sour with a strong alcohol flavor. The mix is slightly thick but not too syrupy and has a smooth texture. It is refreshing and has a smooth finish.

7. Ginger Ale

two glasses and a pitcher of ginger ale with lime

To make a Hennessy and Ginger Ale mix, combine one part Hennessy cognac with 2-3 parts ginger ale in a glass. You can also add a squeeze of fresh lime juice if you like.

Hennessy and Ginger Ale generally taste good together. The Hennessy gives the drink a smooth, slightly sweet flavor, while the ginger ale provides a fizzy, refreshing twist.

However, the drink is generally sweet and smooth, with a slightly spicy kick from the ginger ale.

6. Amaretto (French Connection)

two glasses of french connection cocktail with lemon and ice

Combine 1 ounce Hennessy cognac, 1/2 ounce amaretto, and 3/4 ounce French vanilla syrup in a shaker with cracked ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

The Amaretto and Hennessy French Connection is a strong and sweet drink. It has a light, fruity flavor with hints of almond and vanilla.

The finish is long and smooth, with a slight burn from the alcohol but not overwhelming.

5. Crème de Menthe (Hennessy Stinger)

glass of hennessy stinger cocktail with mint leaves on top and shaker on the back

Combine 1 ounce Hennessy and 1-ounce Crème de Menthe n a shaker with ice cubes; shake well and strain into an old-fashioned glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wedge if desired.

The Hennessy Stinger has a light, sweet taste with a hint of spice. The Crème de Menthe is more evident in the finish. The flavor lingers for a while and is pleasantly minty with just a hint of chocolate.

4. Cola

pouring cola on a glass with black background

The perfect mix of Hennessy and cola will vary depending on personal preference. However, a good starting point is to mix two parts, Hennessy, with 1 part of cola, then add ice and stir gently.

However, If you find the drink too sweet, you can also add a splash of lemon or lime juice to taste.

The mix of Hennessy and cola tastes like a smooth, slightly sweet liquor with a hint of caramel.

The taste of Hennessy and cola is sweet and smooth with a slightly woody aftertaste. The cola provides a slight fizziness to the drink, while the Hennessy adds a smooth, creamy texture.

The taste of this drink is reminiscent of caramel and chocolate, with a hint of vanilla.

3. Black Raspberry Liqueur

two jar of homemade black raspberry liqueur

Pour 1.5 ounces of Hennessy into a shaker filled with ice. Add 1/2 ounce of black raspberry liqueur and shake well. Strain into a rocks glass and enjoy!

On the nose, Hennessy and Black Raspberry Liqueur mix offers up sweet and fruity aromas with a touch of alcohol.

On the palate, these two liquors combine to create a smooth, sweet, and slightly tart flavor. The finish is long and lingering, with notes of raspberry jam and sweetness.

2. Champagne

glass of Hennessy and Champagne mix

It is best to use a wine glass for this drink. It’s not required, but it makes the drink look more elegant. Pour 1 ounce of Hennessy into your glass. Fill up the rest with 4-5 ounces of Champagne. Garnish with an orange peel if desired, and enjoy!

The Hennessy and Champagne mix have a sweet, fruity taste with hints of floral and citrus notes. The Champagne provides a light, bubbly base for the Hennessy, which adds its own distinct flavors to the mix.

1. Bitters & Absinthe (Sazerac)

glass o sazerac cocktail on a wooden table

To make this mix, combine 2 ounces of Hennessy cognac, 1/4 ounce of absinthe, three dashes of bitters, and one sugar cube in a rocks glass. Add ice and stir until the sugar cube is dissolved. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Hennessy with Bitters & Absinthe has a strong, woody flavor with hints of vanilla and caramel. The Hennessy flavor is prominent, while the absinthe provides a nice herbal background flavor.

The bitters add just enough of a bite to keep things interesting. The finish is long and smooth, with a slight burn from the alcohol.

Popular Hennessy Cocktail

French Connection

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes

Total Time: 5-10-minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce Hennessy cognac
  • 1/2 ounce amaretto liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce French vanilla syrup

 Instructions: In a shaker with cracked ice, combine 1 ounce Hennessy cognac, 1/2 ounce amaretto, and 3/4 ounce French vanilla syrup. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add one dash of Angostura bitters (optional).

Serving: 1

Hennessy Stringer

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes

Total Time: 5-10-minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ounce Hennessy 
  • 1 ounce Crème de Menthe
  • Lime wedge for garnish.

 Instructions: Combine the ingredients in a shaker with ice cubes; shake well and strain into an old-fashioned glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wedge if desired. Enjoy!

Serving: 1

FAQs 

How do people usually drink Hennessy?

Most people drink Hennessy straight, on the rocks, or with a splash of water. Some people also mix Hennessy with other drinks to create cocktails because of flavor notes that are suitable for mixing. But is Hennessy whiskey?

Do you mix Hennessy with anything?

Yes, you can mix Hennessy with just about anything. Some people prefer to mix it with water or soda, while others like to get creative and mix it with fruit juices or even create cocktails.

Final Thoughts

This list of Hennessy cocktail mixes is definitely a must-try for any Hennessy fan. Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering or a large party, these drinks will be sure to please your guests.

The best part is that these drinks are so easy to make, and you don’t need to be a master mixologist to create one and impress your guests.

Reference:

  1. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/article/the-thirst-quenching-history-of-the-margarita 

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