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Old 12-30-2010, 03:30 PM
 
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I'm having some Hennessey for new years eve tommarow night, whats the best thing to mix it with? I dont want to be knocked out when I drink it, so it cant be too strong.
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:58 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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I'm sorta old school when it comes to cocktails. Here are two of my cognac favorites:


Cognac Classic

1 part cognac
1/4 part fresh lemon juice
1/4 part maraschino liqueur
1 part Orange Curacao liqueur

Shake with ice. Strain in a cooled cocktail glass.

Vanderbilt

1 1/2 oz cognac
1 oz cherry brandy
1 tsp sugar syrup
1 dash Angostura bitters

Pour into an old-fashioned glass filled with broken ice. Add a twist of lemon.
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:02 PM
 
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You can mix it with club soda with a twist of choice (orange, lime) for a fizzy cocktail, instead of champagne. For down-tempo, get some Baileys and/or Amaretto over ice, or finish with cognac and coffee/egg nog/cocoa.
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Heading to the NW, 4 sure.
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Wow, that Vanderbilt sounds great. or

Brandy in a sniffter on the edge of a warm cup
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:37 PM
 
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I liked it straight, as it is very smooth. You could have it on the rocks.
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:52 PM
 
Location: In San Antonio
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chase it with a very cold beer of your choice
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:49 PM
 
Location: compton
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Dawg drink it straight outta the bottle
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Um, I'm sorry, but why would you want to mix good Cognac with anything?
Thats like mixing real Champagne with Kool-Aid.
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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Only thing I can think of to mix with Cognac is a mature woman and a candle light dinner for two...........
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:54 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Um, I'm sorry, but why would you want to mix good Cognac with anything?
Thats like mixing real Champagne with Kool-Aid.
I have to agree and you don't have to apologize. With all due respect for locals in my neck of the woods, they'll order Hennessey with cranberry juice, OJ, Sprite or Coke.

Hennessy isn't the be-all and end-all of fine cognacs but, like any other brandy or liqueur it should nonetheless be traditionally served in a snifter, coddled, sniffed, savored and sipped.

An inexpensive "well" brandy mixed with juice or soda can easily satisfy those who have a brandy taste.

My response is rather late but better late than never. Happy New Year!
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