Hennessy V.S. Meets Men’s Grooming at NYC’s Fellow Barber

Hennessy Mixed Drinks

Any mention of Los Angeles and cognac, and only one thing can come to mind: Tupac. Exactly how many times did he rhyme “Hennessy” with “enemies,” I don’t know, but the point is, the cognac’s association with Makaveli and his enemies have stuck. Out in New York City, however, Hennessy apparently has a different association, and one I personally would like to get more acquainted with. Last night, the boys at SoHo’s Fellow Barber collaborated with the cognac and styling agency Thomas Faison to put the drink back into more dapper hands by providing a private men’s grooming event. From straight razor shaves and haircuts, gents, including New York Giant Victor Cruz, were given the five-star treatment complimented by a variety of Hennessy-inspired summer mixed drinks and pairings from Chef Max Hardy. Hit the jump to catch photos from the event and get in on the gentleman’s club with a few of Hennessy’s summer drink recipes.

Crowd Shot
Chef Max and Hennessy

Rachel Johnson and Victor Cruz

Rachel Johnson and Group


Cold Fashioned_White-3606

Hennessy V.S (C)old Fashioned


1.5 oz Hennessy V.S
.25 oz Amaretto
1 oz Simple syrup
.75 oz fresh Lemon Juice
4 dashes Angostura Bitters
Garnish: Lemon Twist
Glass: Rocks
Method: Add all liquid to a shaker tin with ice and shake until well chilled. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice, garnish with a lemon twist and serve.

Sunset Punch White-3560


Hennessy V.S Sunset Punch

1 liter Hennessy V.S
5 oz Gin
2 oz Grand Marnier
2 cups of simple syrup or 3 cups of sugar
9 oz of lemon juice
4 oz of Hibiscus Grenadine
1 Grapefruit cut into ½ wheels
1 orange sliced into wheels
2 Lemons Cut into Wheels
2 Limes Cut into Wheels
20 Dashes Orange bitters or other citrus bitters
Method: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir to dissolve sugar somewhat before adding a large block of ice to chill punch before serving.

Nina Tabios

Nina Smoove aka Champagne Ninang. Certified hooligan. $F Bay Area born and bred.

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