A Cocktail For The Ages


The ultimate cocktail to celebrate your New Year’s good fortune has arrived. Hennessy V.S.O.P has created a new recipe, Lucky Rooster, a tasty ode to the Chinese New Year and this year’s animal.

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Image Courtesy of Hennessy.


The Hennessy V.S.O.P. Lucky Rooster showcases the promise of a great year along with the sweet smell of success. The unusual, but delicious drink uses Chinese Five-Spice which can add warm spice to meals and drinks. It’s considered a go-to Chinese condiment, traditionally used for Asian dishes (normally fatty meats such as pork, duck or goose), but can also be the secret weapon behind a modern cognac cocktail with a Chinese twist.

Chinese New Year focuses on wealth, happiness and good fortune. It is the most important and longest holiday in Chinese culture. Countries from the United States to Rwanda, hosted festivities to mark the new year, according to the Chinese culture ministry. For generations, Cognac has long been a staple in the Lunar year celebrations and the Lucky Rooster will serve as the perfect cocktail for this year or any time.

LUCKY ROOSTER
2 ounces of Hennessy V.S.O.P. Privilege
¾ ounce Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
¾ ounce Simple syrup
¼ Teaspoon five spice powder
5 Dashes Peychauds bitters
Garnish: Star Anise and Cocktail Cherry
Glass: rocks
Method: Add all ingredients into a shaker tin and shake well chilled.

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This article was written by Jane Bokun

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