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3 Festive Cognac Cocktails to Ring In the New Year Right

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It’s tradition to raise a glass of Champagne when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve. But just because it’s expected doesn’t mean that’s the best way to start 2019. Why not go for a complex and flavorful cocktail made with the king of all cognacs?

Whether you have a bottle of Hennessy V.S., VSOP or Black, you can make a festive cocktail that’s sure to class up any New Year’s Eve celebration.

Choose one of these mouthwatering recipes. And get ready to give 2018 a smooth send-off.

  • Ginger Mint Punch

    You can have craft cocktails at your New Year’s Eve party without spending the whole night making them. Grab a bottle of Hennessy VS and make the Ginger Mint Punch. It’s as refreshing as any rum punch, but its use of cognac, cinnamon and ginger adds warm spice notes that are perfect for the holidays.

    It’s surprisingly easy to make. Get the recipe here.

  • Black Gimlet

    So you’ve put tradition behind you by skipping the Champagne. Why stop there? Try a Gimlet with Hennessy Black as the base rather than the usual gin. The stylish cognac features an unbelievably smooth flavor that shines through the lime and simple syrup in the classic recipe. This showcase for Hennessy Black is sure to make your New Year’s Eve bash one to remember.

    Make sure you have everything you need by New Year’s Eve. Check out the full recipe.

  • VSOP Sazerac

    You can also start the new year in serious style, with this elegant spin on the Sazerac. An occasion like this only comes around once a year, so you might as well go all out and elevate the classic with Hennessy VSOP. Its natural balance of strength and smoothness makes it the ideal cognac for cocktails. And as far as cognac cocktails go, you can’t do much better than the Sazerac.

    Celebrate the new year with a cognac classic. Discover how to make it with Hennessy VSOP.