Here are 5 summer cocktails recipes you must try

Summer demands a drink that not only cools your body but also your parched soul.

With summer already knocking on doors, one really needs something seasonally appropriate. When it comes to beverages, something that is cool and refreshing is what the season demands. A drink that not only cools your parched souls but also calms your burning nerves is what summer demands.

Here are 5 summer special cocktails one should try:

Hennessy Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned Hennessy Old Fashioned


Hennessy Very Special: 60ml

One Brown Sugar Cube or 1 bar spoon of powdered sugar

Angostura Bitters: 4 dashes


Orange Peel for Garnish

Cinnamon Stick for Garnish


Add the sugar cube in the glass and add 4 dashes of bitters. Break sugar cube gently with a muddler or bar spoon. Now add 30ml of Hennessy Very Special and stir. Add ice and stir well. Once the ice settles, add the remaining 30ml of Hennessy Very Special and add more ice and stir again. For Garnish, squeeze the Orange peel and add to the drink and add the Cinnamon stick as well.

Please note - that a well-made old fashioned will require at least one minute of stirring to attain right dilution.


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Hennessy Very Special 60ml

Fresh mint leaves 6-8nos

Lime wedges 4nos

Tender coconut water 30ml

Angostura bitters 3-4drops

Ginger ale 30ml

Sugar syrup 15ml

Crushed ice


Add mint, squeeze lime, add bitters & sugar syrup. Add Hennessy & crushed ice. Mix. Top up with coconut water & ginger ale. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig

Hennessy Ginger Mule

Ginger MuleHennessy Ginger Mule


Hennessy Very Special: 50ml

Fresh lime juice: 20ml

Ginger beer/ ginger ale: 100ml


Pour Hennessy Very Special and lime juice into a copper mule mug. Add ice cubes and top up with ginger beer/ginger ale. Stir with bar spoon. Garnish and serve.

Hennessy Sour

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Hennessy Very Special: 60ml

Fresh lemon juice: 25ml

Simple syrup: 25ml

Egg white (optional): 7ml

Orange wheel (for garnish): ½

Maraschino cherry (for garnish – optional)


Pour ingredients into a shaker and dry shake (no ice) vigorously to get white foam. Add ice and shake well, then pour into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with an orange wheel and/or a maraschino cherry

Hennessy Iced Tea

Iced TeaHennessy Iced Tea

Hennessy Very Special 50ml

Cherry Syrup 25ml

Cinnamon Syrup 5ml

Lemon Juice 20ml

Cold Brewed Tea Decoction 90ml


Build drink in a tall glass over ice. Garnish with slices of pear (fan), cinnamon stick and maraschino cherry

To prepare the cold tea brew: soak 21 Assam tea bags in 3lts of room temperature water and let it infuse overnight. Strain the next morning and refrigerate.

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