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Malaysians Show Their Delicious DIY Cocktails With Pandan, Gula Melaka, Bunga Telang & More While The Bars Are Closed

Malaysians Show Their Delicious DIY Cocktails With Pandan, Gula Melaka, Bunga Telang & More While The Bars Are Closed

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With bars and pubs closed during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period, bored Malaysians who miss having a drink or two decided to get a little bit creative with the #MYHennessyAtHome Cocktail Challenge on social media.

Spurred by Moët Hennessy Diageo (MHD) Malaysia’s call to stay connected and inspired with local ingredients, the home mixologists put their favourite local ingredients to good use in inventing delightful new cocktails using Hennessy V.S or V.S.O.P Privilège cognac.

It has been truly impressive to see how Malaysians have seized the opportunity while at home during the Movement Control Order to take up the #MYHennessyAtHome Cocktail Challenge.

Thomas Bouleuc, Managing Director of MHD Malaysia.

Here’s some of the most delicious DIY cocktails for budding home mixologists to give their shot as well!


(Credit: @ceciliablack / Instagram)

Gula melaka and pandan are clearly local soulmates, hence the Soulmate by Cecilia Kang Sin Ni @ Cecilia Black.

  • Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège – 70 ml
  • Evaporated milk – 150 ml
  • Gula melaka – 100 ml
  • Thai red tea – 150 ml)
  • Two pandan leaves to enhance fragrance

Best served chilled in a wobble glass.

My Hennessy Colada

My Hennessy Colada.
(Credit: @johnooisy / Instagram)

It’s the Malaysian version of the popular pina colada, except that John Ooi went with coconut milk and cognac.

  • Pineapple juice – 30ml
  • Coconut milk – 20 ml
  • Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège – 20ml

Serve shaken or blended with ice on a hot, sunny day.

The Elixir

The Elixir.
(Credit: @b_e_ll_z / Instagram)

The ubiquitous ginger is the star of this lively drink by Isabellz Chong.

  • Ginger – 3 slices, crushed in the shaker
  • Organic apple cider vinegar – 15 ml
  • Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège – 50ml
  • Simple honey syrup – 50 ml each
  • Fresh lemon juice – 30 ml

Give it a good shake with ice cubes and garnish with apple slice and peel.

Hennessy Cozy Up

Hennessy Cozy Up
(Credit: @3mily89 / Instagram)

Another ginger joins the mix with Emily Fong presenting a zesty version of the cocktail using citrus flavours as well.

  • Fresh ginger
  • Water – 30ml
  • Honey – 30ml
  • Lemon juice – 30ml
  • Hennessy V.S. – 45ml
  • Soda to make it fizzy (optional)

The Hedonist

The Hedonist.
(Credit: @edmund_foong / Instagram)

Despite its mischievous name, this floral cocktail by Edmund Foong actually features quite a lot of herbal ingredients.

  • Red dates – 2
  • Goji berries – 10
  • Dried longan – 5
  • Dried chrysanthemum flower buds – 8
  • Dried mandarin peel – small piece
  • Rock sugar – to taste
  • Hot water -120ml
  • Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège – 50ml

Pour hot water over the dry ingredients and let it sit for 20 minutes, then mix in the cognac for a nice, warming drink.

Butterfly Pea Lemonade

Butterfly Pea Lemonade.
(Credit: @elanakhong / Instagram)

This lovely floral creation by Elana Khong features the delicate flavours of the butterfly pea flower (bunga telang) that also gives the drink a great colour.

  • Butterfly pea flower syrup
  • A squeeze of lemon juice
  • Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège – 30ml

For more creative concontions, you can scroll through the #MYHennessyAtHome hash tag on Instagram (HERE). Have fun, and remember to drink responsibly!

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