Sip Up A Little Love

Sip Up A Little Love

Because this Valentine’s Day, we want to encourage you to get a little adventurous at home. Below, our friends at Hennessy have created 3 cocktails you can make … in anything (and we mean nothing).


Make them want to lick the glass … it’s ok, passion needs no excuse. Go ahead, leave your mark.

Cocktail photos below courtesy of Hennessy.



A red little number you get to drink in.

red lips isolated in white


1.5 oz Hennessy VS

.5 oz Antica Formula sweet vermouth

.5 oz Crème Yvette

Splash of simple syrup

1 dash Angostura Bitters

1 dash Fee brothers Aztec chocolate bitters

3 muddled Black Cherries

1/8th of a lemon

Fresh Grated cinnamon

Garnish: Cherry

Glass: Rocks Glass

 “Kissing – and I mean like, yummy, smacking kissing – is the most delicious, most beautiful and passionate thing that two people can do, bar none. Better than sex, hands down.”

– Drew Barrymore


  • Muddle cherries and lemon wedge in a shaker tin
  • Add all liquid to shaker with ice, shake until well chilled
  • Strain into glass with large ice cube
  • Grate cinnamon over the top and garnish with a cherry.


Note: Instead of Hennessy VS and Simple Syrup, add 1.5 oz of Hennessy XO to make a more opulent cocktail experience.

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Hennessy Guava

Exotic Guava meets the fruit of summer in this fruit forward pairing of flavors.



1.5 oz Hennessy VS

2-3 Strawberry Slices

1 lime wedge

2oz Guava Juice

Glass: Rocks

“A kiss, a really GOOD kiss, can completely melt you. I don’t know if passion has a better place to live than in the throes of a good make out session … it’s like the perfect invitation to seduction. And who doesn’t love someone who can kiss! It tells you everything you need to know about them just in the way they do it!”

– Dawn Garcia


  • Muddle strawberries and lime wedge in a shaker tin
  • Add all other ingredients with ice
  • Shake until chilled,

Strain into a rocks glass with ice and garnish with a strawberry

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Downtown Cognac Manhattan

A Classic cocktail made richer and more complex through the addition of Hennessy and an Italian Amaro, something to sit back and savor after a long day.



1.5 oz Hennessy VS

.5 oz sweet vermouth

.25 oz of Averna

2 dashes angostura bitters

Garnish: Orange Twist

Glass: Coupe, or rocks glass

“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.”


– Ingrid Bergman


  • Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice
  • Stir until chilled
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail coupe or rocks glass
  • Garnish with an orange twist
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