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Grand Hennessy Recipe – Easy Kitchen Guide

Last Updated on June 29, 2023

Grand Hennessy is a classic and elegant cocktail that combines the richness of Hennessy cognac with the sweetness of Grand Marnier liqueur, lemon juice and simple syrup. The combination creates a balanced flavour profile that is perfect for any special occasion or just to enjoy on its own. This drink has been enjoyed by many connoisseurs for its smooth and unique taste.

In this article, we will share the grand hennessy recipe, how to make it and what to serve with it. We’ll also answer some common questions related to Grand Hennessy. So, let’s get started!

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What is grand Hennessy?

Grand Hennessy is a cocktail made with Hennessy Cognac, Grand Marnier, and Moscato d’Asti. It is a popular drink served at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen restaurants. Variations on the recipe include adding Bacardi Superior White Rum or replacing the strawberry juice with mango vodka.

It is perfect for a chilly winter night or any special occasion. With its sweet and fruity flavor, it’s sure to be a hit!

What does it taste like?

Grand Hennessy has a sweet and tart flavour due to the combination of cognac, orange liqueur, lemon juice and simple syrup. It is mellow yet complex in flavour with a smooth finish that will please even the most discerning palates.

How did I first get introduced to the grand Hennessy?

I was first introduced to the Grand Hennessy cocktail when a friend of mine served it at his birthday party. It was love at first sip and ever since then, it has been one of my go-to drinks for special occasions or just for a night out with friends.

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How to make grand Hennessy?

Making a Grand Hennessy is simple and only requires a few ingredients. All you need to do is follow our recipe.

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz (45 ml) Hennessy
  • 1 oz (30ml) lemon juice
  • 1 oz (30ml) Grand Marnier
  • 1 oz (30ml) Pure Cane Simple Syrup
  • Splash orange juice

Step by step instructions 

Step 1: 

Fill a shaker with ice cubes.

Step 2: 

Pour Hennessy, Grand Marnier, simple syrup and lemon juice into the shaker.

Step 3:

Shake the ingredients vigorously for 20-30 seconds until cold and well blended.

Step 4:

Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice cubes.

Step 5: 

Float the splash of orange juice on top of the drink.

Step 6:

Garnish with a fresh lemon wedge.

Tips

• Use Stirrings Pure Cane Simple Syrup instead of regular simple syrup because it adds a hint of sweetness without overpowering the other flavours in the cocktail.

• You can also add a few dashes of orange bitters to the cocktail to add more complexity.

• Use freshly squeezed lemon juice instead of pre-packaged lemon juice for best flavour.

grand hennessy recipe

Grand Hennessy Recipe

Grand Hennessy is a classic and elegant cocktail that combines the richness of Hennessy cognac with the sweetness of Grand Marnier liqueur, lemon juice and simple syrup. The combination creates a balanced flavour profile that is perfect for any special occasion or just to enjoy on its own. This drink has been enjoyed by many connoisseurs for its smooth and unique taste.
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Author: Lori Walker
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 people
Calories: 215kcal

Equipment

  • Shaker
  • jigger
  • strainer
  • Glass

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Hennessy
  • 1 oz  lemon juice
  • 1 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1 oz Pure Cane Simple Syrup
  • Splash orange juice

Instructions

  • Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
  • Pour Hennessy, Grand Marnier, simple syrup and lemon juice into the shaker.
  • Shake the ingredients vigorously for 20-30 seconds until cold and well blended.
  • Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice cubes.
  • Float the splash of orange juice on top of the drink.
  • Garnish with a fresh lemon wedge.

Notes

  • Use Stirrings Pure Cane Simple Syrup instead of regular simple syrup because it adds a hint of sweetness without overpowering the other flavours in the cocktail.
  • You can also add a few dashes of orange bitters to the cocktail to add more complexity.
  • Use freshly squeezed lemon juice instead of pre-packaged lemon juice for best flavour.
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Nutrition Information

Amount per serving And % Daily Values

Cholesterol 0mg – 0% | Sodium 2233mg – 97% | Total Carbohydrate 33.2g – 12% | Dietary Fibre 0.2g – 1% | Total Sugars 30.6g |Serving: 2 Calories: 216 | Total Fat 0.2g – 0% | Saturated Fat 0g – 0% |  Protein 0.6g | Vitamin D 0mcg – 0% | Calcium 12g – 1% | Iron 1mg – 5% | Potassium 190mg – 4%

What to serve with grand Hennessy?

Grand Hennessy can be served with a variety of dishes. It pairs well with seafood, chicken, pork and beef dishes.

For example, it goes great with scallops, oysters, shrimp, grilled steak or roasted pork tenderloin. It also pairs nicely with appetisers such as cheese platters or charcuterie boards.

How to store leftover grand Hennessy?

You can store leftover Grand Hennessy in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. To reduce the risk of spoilage, do not leave the drink out at room temperature for more than two hours. When you are ready to serve it again, pour it into a clean glass with fresh ice cubes.

Can pregnant women eat this?

It is not recommended that pregnant women consume alcoholic beverages. Grand Hennessy contains alcohol and should therefore be avoided by pregnant women.

FAQs

Is grand hennessy gluten free?

Yes, grand hennessy is gluten free as it is made with only distilled spirits and mixers that do not contain any wheat or barley-based ingredients.

What is the difference between grand Marnier and triple sec?

Grand Marnier is a brandy-based orange liqueur, while Triple Sec is an orange flavoured liqueur made with neutral spirits. Both are commonly used in cocktails, but they have different flavour profiles.
Grand Marnier is richer and more complex, while Triple Sec is sweeter with a lighter flavour.

Wrapping Up 

Thanks for reading this guide on the grand Hennessy recipe. I hope you’ve found this guide helpful and informative. Grand Hennessy is an elegant and sophisticated cocktail that is perfect for any occasion.

It combines the smooth taste of Hennessy Cognac with sweet notes of orange liqueur, lemon juice and simple syrup. This tasty concoction is easy to make and can be served with various dishes. You can give it a try now and let us know how it is!

Please share this guide with your friends and family so they can enjoy it too. Cheers!

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