Hennessy Martini

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Hennessy Cognac is so good you can drink it straight up. It’s well-balanced and smooth. The Hennessy Martini cocktail recipe just adds a tiny bit of lemon to it, much the same way a gin martini made with good gin just needs a tiny bit of vermouth.

Hennessy Martini with lemon twist

While Hennessy is just a tiny bit sweet, the lemon puckers that sweetness right up and adds some zing. The Hennessy Martini is perfect for unwinding after a rough day. You can also enjoy it alongside a meal that’s complimented by a flavor that’s slightly sweet and citrus.

Overhead view of Hennessy Martini with lemon twist with lemons on cutting board
Hennessy Martini with lemon twist with lemons on cutting board

Recipe

  • 2 ounces Hennessy
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour the Hennessy into it. Squeeze a wedge of lemon into it and stir the two together gently with the ice, so as not to bruise the alcohol. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a bit of lemon peel.