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Hennessy 250th Anniversary Bartender Competition

Published:Thursday | February 26, 2015 | 12:00 AM
The winning drink by Wynton Hudson - Belle Femme
Bryan Angus created the Hennessy 250 slammer.
Contributed Joel Beker's The Axe Factor (aka green gold).

Raising the bar

Hennessy celebrates 250th with bartender competition

It was a lot of mixing and a few spills, but it was all worth it for the recent Hennessy 250th anniversary bartender competition. In the end, three bartenders were able to capture the real essence of Hennessy in their cocktails. Here are the highlights.

Belle Femme


2 oz Hennessy vs

2 heaped bar spoon vanilla yogurt

11/2 oz sour sop juice

3/4 oz otaheiti apple and ginger syrup

1/2 oz lemon juice

2 dashes aromatic bitters


Combine ingredients, shake with ice, double strain on to rock glass and garnish with candied carmelised otaheiti apple and foam from shaker.

Hennessy 250 slammer


3 slices of cucumber

3 slices of orange

1 1/2 oz sweet and sour

1 1/2 oz hennessy


Muddle and strain over ice in a rock glass on ice. Add three cherries to rock glass.

The Axe Factor (aka Green Gold)


2 1/2 oz Hennessy vs

1/2 oz Pimento liqueur

2 oz cucumber juice

dash of ginger juice

3 oz sugar cane juice

2 sprig basil


Place all ingredients in mixing can with cracked ice. Shake vigorously then strain over ice into high ball glass.