5 Crisp Apple and Hennessy Cocktails

Published July 29, 2022
Apple Hennessy cocktail

Cognac has a ritzy reputation, but it doesn't have to be stuffy. If you've never tried it, mixing Cognac with apple flavors is chef's kiss, and nothing beats a simple cocktail. When it comes to easy-to-make drinks, the combination of Hennessy and apple juice is a winner--it's like adult apple juice. Then again, there's nothing quite like building a complex, well-balanced cocktail. Guess you'll need to try these out to pick out a favorite. Adulting FTW!

Hennessy Apple Cocktail

Revel in the beauty and deliciousness of a two-ingredient cocktail that's smooth as silk. Even the photo-ready garnish is easy to make.

Apple cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Hennessy cognac
  • 4 ounces apple juice
  • Ice
  • Apple slices fanned and skewered with a cocktail pick for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, add ice, Hennessy, and apple juice.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Garnish with apple slices.

Uptown Hennessy and Apple Cocktail

In contrast to the Hennessy apple cocktail, this one packs quite a list of ingredients. But the resulting cocktail is like nothing you've ever tried, and it's pretty. Prepare to flood your feed with photos.

Uptown Hennessy cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces Hennessy
  • ½ ounce apple brandy
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ ounce yellow chartreuse
  • ¼ ounce agave
  • 1-2 dashes aromatic cocktail bitters
  • 2-3 dashes cherry bitters
  • Ice
  • Apple slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Hennessy, apple brandy, lime juice, yellow chartreuse, agave, and bitters.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with apple slice.

A Pomme in Toulouse

Enjoy a French apple (that's pomme in French) cocktail by swapping your apple juice for a rich apple cider, but make it softer on the cognac flavors by splitting the base with vodka...bonus points if it's a French vodka like Ciroc or Grey Goose. It's perfect for those just testing out the cognac waters.

Apple cider with cinnamon stick on wooden background

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce Hennessy
  • ¾ ounce vodka
  • 1½ ounces apple cider
  • 2-3 dashes aromatic bitters
  • 1-2 dashes cinnamon bitters
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Hennessy, vodka, apple cider, and bitters.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with cinnamon stick.

Hennessy Spiced Apple Cocktail

Hennessy blends beautifully with spices, especially those you'll find in falernum. A mysteriously yummy ingredient, falernum is a revelation. It comes from the Caribbean and adds flavors of ginger, allspice, and almond, taking drinks from a simple sip to one that'll make you sigh.

Spiced Apple Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Hennessy
  • 1½ ounces apple juice
  • ¾ ounce falernum
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2-3 dashes aromatic bitters
  • Ice
  • Apple wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Hennessy, apple juice, falernum, lemon juice, and bitters.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with apple wedge.

Hennessy Apple Highball

Looking for a Cognac apple drink to tickle your nose? Fizz is the answer! Capture the elegance and ease of making a classic Hennessy apple cocktail by building it into an effervescent highball.

Apple Highball Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Hennessy
  • 1 ounce apple cider
  • Ice
  • Ginger ale to top off
  • Apple slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add ice, Hennessy, and apple cider.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Top off with ginger ale.
  4. Garnish with apple slices.

Refreshing Hennessy and Apple Cocktails

Don't let the fear of trying something new keep you from a delicious Hennessy and apple cocktail. With subtle flavors that blend impressively well with apple, explore new worlds with any of these tasty cognac drinks.

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5 Crisp Apple and Hennessy Cocktails