The Uptown

Inspired by A$AP Ferg
Rating (3)
“This sweet and spicy cocktail is brightly colored with tons of flavor coming from the cinnamon and the hibiscus. It is long and refreshing and fits a lot of occasions.”
– Jordan Bushell
  • 1.50 oz Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège
  • 0.25 oz cinnamon syrup
  • 3.00 oz hibiscus tea
  • 3 dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters
  • 0.25 oz Crème de Cassis                           

Garnish: lemon wheel, chipotle powder

Bar Tools: Jigger or measuring cup, Cobbler Shaker, Knife
Glass: Collins

Each box includes all ingredients including garnish. Bar tools and glassware not included but can be ordered separately.

All orders for alcohol are fulfilled by Keystone Wine and Spirits, LLC.

  1. Brew a big batch (3 cups) of hibiscus tea using the tea bags and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (note: 3 cups will be enough to make 8 drinks).
  2. Chill Collins Glass by placing in fridge/freezer or by filling with ice water and setting aside for 5 minutes (optional).
  3. Measure and add all ingredients (except for garnishes and crème de cassis) to Cobbler Shaker.
  4. Fill shaker with ice, place top of Cobbler Shaker back on the shaker, and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
  5. Remove Collins Glass from fridge/freezer or if using ice water, empty the glass.
  6. Fill Collins Glass with ice and strain shaken cocktail into the glass.
  7. Float measured amount of crème de cassis on top of the drink.
  8. Garnish with a lemon wheel and a pinch of chipotle powder.
  9. Cheers!
  • 1 Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège (375ml bottle)
  • 1 Angostura Aromatic Bitters (4oz bottle)
  • 2 Combier Liqueur De Cassis (50ml bottles)
  • 2 Hibiscus Tea Bags
  • 1 Cocktail Courier Cinnamon Syrup (2oz bottle)
  • 2 Fresh Lemons
  • 1 Chipotle Powder

The first 100 people to order The Uptown kit will receive the limited-edition vinyl illustrated by A$AP Ferg.

Learn more at www.hennessy.com

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Jordan Bushell
Hennessy USA | New York
In his constant pursuit for the perfect cocktail, Jordan Bushell joined the Hennessy team in 2010 as the Hennessy US National Ambassador. Travelling all around ...

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Reviews (3)

User error

We struggled with this one-both third we made it. The flavor was good, but the drink didn’t blend well. The first half was watered down and the second half was sweet and boozy. It probably was user error and we would have benefited from more detailed instructions.

Elena K.
We LOVED this one!

We’re not normally Hennessy drinkers, so this cocktail isn’t something we’d choose off a menu. Getting it in our box this month exposed us to something new and turns out, we love it!

Anthony G.

Cleanly refreshing and easy to put together. Excellent for any time of year. I used a minimal amount of the chipotle powder as it didn’t dissolve and then was too spicey in my throat.

Pat R.