There’s Still Time to Get Your Cognac On


The Privilège Rickey from bartender Seth Allen of The Late Late in Manhattan.


The second annual Cognac Classics Week, brought to you by and Hennessy VSOP Privilège is winding down but fear not, there’s still time to taste amazing cocktails made with Hennessy VSOP by some of New York and Chicago’s best mixologist. Brave the rain, head over to one of the following venues and order up a twist on a Sidecar, Sazerac or French 75 and you just might discover your new favorite drink.

And if the idea of a Henny cocktail isn’t convincing enough, behold these recipes. Don’t front, you already know you have the main ingredient (pssst, it’s Hennessy VSOP) to whip these up at home.

From Distilled: Meghan Kelleher’s Dauphine Special

2 oz. Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège
2 dashes of Cardamom bitters
1/4 oz. pure maple syrup
Green chartreuse

Combine the Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège, bitters and maple syrup. Rinse a double whiskey glass with chartreuse. Fill glass and serve.



From The Late Late: Seth Allen’s V.S.O.P Privilège Rickey

2 oz. Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège
3 raspberries
1/2 lime
3 lime wheels
Moët champagne

Muddle half lime and 3 raspberries in shaker tin. Add Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège and ice. Shake. Double strain into Collins glass over two lime wheels with fresh ice.  Top with Moët and garnish with lime wheel on lip of glass.



From Sweetwater Social: Matt Friedlander’s Hennessy Highball

2 oz. Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège
Club soda
Orange & lemon peel garnish
Highball glass
5 ice cubes

Pour Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège into highball glass with 5 ice cubes. Top with club soda. Garnish with orange & lemon peel


Here’s where you can order up your own

Participating venues in New York City

  • Late Late, 159 E. Houston Street
  • Sweetwater Social, 643 Broadway
  • Distilled, 211 W Broadway, New York
  • Sanford’s, 3013 Broadway, Astoria
  • Hunt & Fish Club, 125 W. 44 Street,
  • Bedford & Co., 118 E. 40 Street
  • The Stinger, 300 W. 44 Street
  • Vanity, 59 W. 21 Street
  • The Writing Room, 1703 2nd Avenue
  • Parlour Steakhouse, 1600 3rd Avenue
  • Crimson & Rye, 198 East 54th Street
  • Oro, 4117 Crescent Street, Long Island City,
  • Kingsley, 190 Avenue B,
  • BEA, 403 W. 43 Street
  • Osamil, 5 W. 31 Street
  • The Django, Cellar of the Roxy Hotel at 2 Avenue of the Americas
  • Junoon, 27 W. 24 Street, New York, NY 10010
  • Dazzler Hotel, 85 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
  • Travesias Latin Fusion Café, 3834 E. Tremont Avenue, Bronx

Chi-town spots


  • Drumbar
  • Travelle Kitchen & Bar
  • Broken Shaker
  • Deadbolt
  • Maple and Ash
  • The Promontory
  • Pops for Champagne
  • Moneygun
  • Sportsman’s Club
  • Raised Bar
  • Rockit Bar & Grill
  • Prime and Provisions
  • Acanto
  • Revival Cafe Bar
  • City Winery – Riverwalk
  • Tavern on Rush
  • Punch House

Washington D.C.

  • Tilt Side Bar
  • Service Bar
  • Jack Rose Dining Saloon
  • Leftdoor
  • Dirty Habit









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