Hpnotiq is a low-alcohol (34 proof) liqueur with a distinctive blue color and tropical fruit flavor. It’s made from premium vodka and cognac and fruit juices. It’s a branded liqueur, which means there’s only one version of it and no generics.
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Taste of Hpnotiq
The smell of Hpnotiq is somewhere between mango and passion fruit, with the slightly bitter edge that both fruits sometimes have. Tasting it reveals bright citrus notes which overpower the bitter edge completely. The mouthfeel is light, and it almost tingles on the tongue.
The fruit flavors are intense, so whether you like it or not will depend partly on how you feel about mangoes and passion fruit. Blending these intense flavors into cocktail recipes can be a bit tricky. Coconut rum mellows that intensity and adds its own wonderful flavor. Adding it to champagne or gin are two more great choices which highlights the citrus notes. And while it may not look the prettiest, adding a bit of this to a glass of iced tea transforms that tea into a passion fruit mango extravaganza. Hpnotiq needs strong flavors that can stand up to it. It works equally well in the Emerald Rain, where it’s the star, and the Berry Fusion Martini, where it’s just a supporting player.
– Written by Jen, who likes dry cocktails and drinks gin, whiskey and silver tequila straight up.