“Hennessy is the crème de la crème. I liked the way it made me feel right away, but then I learned to appreciate the subtle flavors. I’ve kept it on my backstage rider for 10 years now. It’s what Pac and Biggie both drank. I mean, mortal enemies drank the same drink! It doesn’t get better than that. If you’re from a black family, your coolest uncle is definitely a Hennessy drinker. I love the taste of it with ginger ale or with Sprite. It tastes exactly like a cream soda. It has spices and all this fucking sweetness in it. Two of them and I’ll be real nice.”
THE OLD WORLD
For a more traditional use of cognac, shake up this classic Hennessy cocktail.
• 2 oz. Hennessy VS
• ½ oz. Amaro Nonino
• 5 dashes orange bitters
• Lemon wheel for garnish
Add all ingredients to mixing glass with ice; stir to chill. Strain liquid into cocktail coupe, garnish with lemon wheel and serve.