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Free Cocktails & Grab Vouchers If You “Drink It Wrong” With Hennessy

Free Cocktails & Grab Vouchers If You “Drink It Wrong” With Hennessy

With lockdowns and physical distancing, now is your perfect chance to get creative and try your own DIY cocktails with Hennessy.

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When you’ve got a really good bottle of cognac – like a Hennessy Very Special (VS) – you’d be forgiven for drinking it just like that.

After all, there’s a reason why the Hennessy VS is one of the most popular cognacs in the world. It’s got this amazing flavour profile that’s simply brimming with fruity, spicy, woody and even Christmassy notes!

But with lockdowns and physical distancing, now is your perfect chance to get creative and “Drink It Wrong” – as Hennessy says.

How to “Drink It Wrong”

It’s remarkably easy to make DIY cocktail with Hennessy VS and ingredients you have in your kitchen. (Credit: Hennessy)

The great thing about Hennessy VS is that it’s extremely versatile as a cocktail base and goes remarkably well with ingredients found in Malaysian homes.

For instance, fancy a Tom Yum or Masala Chai cocktail? Well, award-winning Malaysian bartender Osmund Bernand’s got some tips.

With any cocktail, he explains that one has to consider three flavours as the basis of your drink:

  • Citrus
  • Sweet
  • Sour
Award-winning Malaysian bartender Osmund Bernand.
(Credit: Hennessy)

From here, you select the elements you need to build on your selected flavour profile. Osmund also notes that more sugar is required in Malaysian citrus-based cocktails than Europeans as their citrus fruits are sweeter than ours.

But here’s some easy DIY cocktail recipes to get you started:

Tom Yum Cocktail Recipe

Credit: Hennessy
  • Hennessy VS – 60ml
  • Sugar syrup – 30ml
  • Red chilli, crushed – 1 piece
  • Kaffir lime leaves, crushed – 3~4 pieces
  • Lime juice – 30ml

Give it a good shake with ice cubes, strain and serve with a garnish of kaffir lime leaf.

Masala Chai Cocktail Recipe

TRP’s attempt at Masala Chai cocktail with Hennessy VS
  • Hennessy VS – 60ml
  • Sugar syrup – 30ml
  • Black tea – 30ml
  • Ginger – crushed
  • Cloves – 3 pieces
  • Cardamom, crushed – 4 pieces
  • Cinnamon – 1 stick

Give it a good shake with ice cubes, strain and serve with some ice.

OPTIONAL: For a stronger “masala” flavour, infuse the cognac with the spices (clove, cinnamon & cardamom) for a week.

Under the watchful eye of Osmund, TRP did attempt to mix up our own Masala Chai cocktail that wound up being surprisingly pleasant!

One may fear a personal DIY concoction would taste like a dare from cheeky friends, but Hennessy VS is such a smooth, well-balanced cognac that it feels like you’re drinking a very adult, sophisticated tipple.

This might have something to do with the fact that Hennessy VS is made with 40 eaux de vie (water of life) , that is essentially white wine that’s been distilled into a spirit and aged in oak barrels.

What you’re left with is a spirit blessed with the fruitiness of wine and the warm spice of a whisky. So it would be very hard to mess up a Hennessy-based cocktail.

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

Free Cocktails & Grab Vouchers if you “Drink It Wrong”

Now that you’ve got an idea of how to make your very own DIY cocktail with a twist, you can try it out with the new limited release of the Hennessy V.S Gift Pack with Shaker 70cl.

Hennessy V.S Gift Pack with Shaker 70cl.
(Credit: Hennessy)

The exclusive gift set comes with a bottle of Hennessy VS (750ml) and a stylish single-serve copper- hued cocktail shaker for you to curate your very own unique home drinking session with friends and family.

To sweeten the deal, every purchase of the gift set comes with a complimentary cocktail and a Grab Code valued at RM20. The free cocktail can be redeemed at any one of the selected bars below:

  • Beta KL
  • Collins Sake & Wine Bar
  • Dissolved Solids
  • Fuze @ Skybar (Traders Hotel)
  • Jann (Four Points by Sheraton)
  • Jin Gastrobar (Aurum Theatre)
  • Nomi Tomo Sake Bar
  • The Pawn Room

The Hennessy V.S Gift Pack with Shaker is available at all supermarkets and online stores, including Shopee.

How to redeem your free cocktail from Hennessy.
(Credit: Hennessy)

Strictly for non-Muslims, aged 21 and above. Please drink responsibly.

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