What To Mix With Hennessy (14 Best Mixers)

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When you say cognac, you say Hennesy. This drink is one of the most famous types of cognac in the world. Hennessy cognac is made of different types of grapes such as Folle Blanche, Folle Noire and Ugni Blanc. So, it is only natural for people to wonder how they can make the most out of this exquisite cognac and what are the best drinks to mix it with. 

Hennesy is a very flexible cognac that goes great in a series of cocktails as well as simply mixed with various other drinks. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about Hennesy mixes! 

Best Drinks to Have with Hennesy

When you choose the right mix drink for your Hannesy consider your personal preferences. Regardless of the choice you make, the final taste of your drink will be highly influenced by the proportions you add when you mix your ingredients.

Also check: What Juice to Mix Hennessy With

So, you can always add more or less of a certain ingredient so the final drink is just perfect for you! 

1. Tonic water

Gin Tonic

Tonic water goes great with any type of cognac in general and Hennesy in particular. This type of water adds a mild bitter taste to the grape flavor of Hennesy, offering you an attractive drink in just a few seconds.

For the best mix, add one ounce of Hennesy to two ounces of tonic water and ice cubes in a glass, and enjoy! The latest fashion in vars and restaurants is to serve such a drink with just one large ice cube in the glass. 

Also check: What Does Hennessy Taste Like

2. Lemon soda 


Lemon soda comes from the Victorian era and there is a reason it remained a popular drink over the years. It tastes great with almost any type of alcoholic beverage and it is a great ingredient in cocktails.

You can successfully mix it with Hennesy cognac as well and you will get a rich and refreshing taste. Both lemon soda and lime soda or soda that combines the two like 7Up can be the perfect mix for your cognac.

For the best combination, mix one part of Hennesy with three parts of lemon-lime soda and add some ice to make it even more refreshing! 

Also Check: Hennessy Bottle Sizes And Prices Guide

3. Coca Cola

Mixing the most popular soda drink with Hennesy? Yes, Coca-Cola and Hennesy go great together and it is one of the most common mixes.

This soda can be mixed with several alcoholic spirits and when you combine it with Hennesy you get a sweet and intense fruity flavored drink. You have to use cold Coke for the best results. Add three parts Coca-Cola to one part Hennesy and plenty of ice cubes! 

4. Cranberry juice 

If you want a more natural mix for your cognac, Cranberry juice is one of the first options to look at. Sweetened cranberry juice will enhance the taste of Hennesy and add to your drink the fruity, mildly astringent flavor.

This mix even has its name and it is known as Cran-Henny since it is so widely appreciated. To make your very own Cran-Henny, all you need to do is mix one part Hennesy cognac with three parts cranberry juice and add ice cubes for a more refreshing taste! 

5. Ice tea 

Ice tea can be just the mix you need for your Hennesy cognac, in any flavor you prefer it. From black ice tea to fruit ice tea, all of them can compliment the taste of your cognac and even add nutrients to your drink.

You can sweeten your drink if you want but it tastes quite great without any added sugars too. Add three parts of iced tea to one part of Hennesy and a few ice cubes and you have a fast and delicious drink in seconds! 

6. Margarita mix 

Margarita mix and Hennesy will be a combination that might surprise you but always in a positive manner. To mix Henessy with margarita mix is a bit more complex but the result will make it all worth it.

Add one ounce of tequila, 2 ounces of Hennesy, one ounce of triple sec, and 5 ounces of margarita mix along with a handful of ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. Give it a firm shake for ten to 15 seconds and serve it in a Margarita glass! 

7. Ginger ale 

Even if you might not be able to find ginger ale in all stores, this Irish drink is going to compliment the flavor of your Hennesy cognac perfectly. So, give it a try if you can get your hands on it.

Ginger ale has a mild sweetness to it but it is sweeter than ginger beer. It is one of the most appreciated soft drinks and is popularly mixed with different spirits.

The best ratio to follow when you combine these two drinks is 1.5 ounces of Hennesy combined with 3.5 ounces of ginger ale, along with your preferred quantity of ice cubes. 

8. Pineapple juice 

If you like exotic drinks, you most likely have pineapple juice in your house and if you don’t it is fairly easy to find it in most grocery stores. You can use both sweetened and unsweetened pineapple juice to mix with your Hennesy and you will love the result.

The pineapple juice will add a sweet and exotic flavor to your cognac and you will most likely prefer this mix for hot, summer days. Add one part Hennesy to two parts pineapple juice and mix well along with some ice cubes. 

9. Orange juice 

Orange juice

Mixing orange juice with Hennesy is one of the classic mixes and you will understand why as soon as you give it a try and see for yourself. You can use purchased orange juice or make your own by simply squeezing a few oranges.

The citrus taste of oranges compliments the alcohol in your Hennesy and adds to its fruity flavor in a very satisfying manner. Mix one ounce of orange juice to one ounce of Hennesy and add some ice cubes for the perfect drink! This mix is also known as the Jack O’ Lantern drink. 

10. Apple juice 

Apple juice comes in different varieties in stores, with various levels of sweetness and even in an unsweetened variant. Plus, there are different types of apples you can use to make your apple juice at home if you want that.

All types of apple juice go great with Hennesy cognac as they add a delicious fruity flavor. Simply combine one part apple juice with one part Hennesy, and you will have a great drink in seconds! You can always add more apple juice if you want to dilute the cognac further. 

11. Guava juice 

If you want a more interesting combination for your favorite cognac, you should try guava juice and you will never look back. This combination is also fancy enough to serve when you have special guests.

However, guava juice is not widely available in local stores but you might be able to find it at concept stores and even online.

You can add 1.5 ounces of Hennesy cognac to 4 ounces of guava juice and even a few strawberry slices for an extra fruity flavor. Your glass will look extremely inviting, and everyone would love such a treat. 

12. Lemon juice 

LemonadeUnlike lemon soda, fresh lemon juice comes from freshly squeezed lemons. So, the citrus taste will be a bit more intense if you use this mix for your Hennesy.

Make lemonade with the level of sweetness you prefer and mix it with your Hennesy. Two parts lemonade to one-part Hennesy will be the ideal ratio but feel free to play with these proportions until you find what you like most.

Lemon juice in all its form is also a very healthy option as it protects the health of your liver. It is recommended though, to add a sweetened lemon juice to your cognac as plain lemon zest will be more difficult to enjoy due to its strong citrus flavor and bitterness. 

13. Sprite 

Just like Coca-Cola, Sprite is a very popular soda that you can try with your cognac. It will add the citrus taste and bitterness of lime, along with a specific type of sweetness that you can’t go wrong with having in your drink.

Unlike other types of lime and lemon sodas, Sprite tends to be a lot sweeter. So, take this aspect into account because it will affect the way your final drink tastes too. Plus, Sprite is easily available at all stores so you will not have to look very far. Mix one part Hennesy to two parts Sprite and a few ice cubes! 

14. Club soda 

Club soda is a common alternative to sparkling water, and you will find it in most bars and restaurants as well as at your local grocery store. It is commonly used as a mixed drink for several alcoholic beverages but you can drink it plain as well.

When you mix Hennesy with club soda, add one ounce of Hennesy to 2-3 ounces of club soda. You can also decorate your glass with a slice of lime to make your drink look more appealing! 

Best soft drink to mix with Hennessy

If you have your heart set on a soft drink as the perfect mix for your Hennesy cognac, Coca-Cola is most likely your best choice.

By combining Coke and Hennesy you take no risks as this mix is known to be delicious and refreshing at the same time. Plus, if you want a mild twist on your drink, you can use lemon flavored Coca Cola, and you might enjoy this combination even more! 

Coke comes in various other flavors such as vanilla, cherry, and even coffee. You don’t lose anything by trying them one by one with your cognac until you discover what combination is the best for you. 

Whatever type of Coke you choose to mix with your Hennesy cognac, don’t forget the ice cubes! A few ice cubes in your drink can always make the difference between average and spectacular! 

Hennessy and orange juice mix

If you want to make the famous Jack-O’-Lantern Cocktail at home, you will be glad to know it is one of the easiest to make drinks but also one of the tastiest! It takes only 3 minutes to make it, and it is ideal for any Halloween party (or any other type of party).

Know that you can get a tasty Jack O’Lantern by simply mixing Hannesy with orange juice. But the traditional recipe is a bit more complex than that. 


  • To make the perfect Jack-O’-Lantern you will need 1 1/2 ounces cognac, 1/2 ounce brandy-based orange liqueur, 1-ounce orange juice, and 2 to 3 ounces ginger ale, to taste
  • Lime twist and Orange wheel, for garnish. You will also need a cocktail shaker to make this recipe the right way. 
  • Add ice, orange juice orange liquor, and Hennesy to the cocktail shaker and give it a good shake for five to ten seconds. 
  • Pour the cognac mix into a tall glass and add the ginger ale. If you want more ice, add a few ice cubes to your cocktail glass before you pour your drink into it. 
  • Decorate your glass with the lime twist and orange wheel, and you are ready to enjoy it! 

Final thoughts

Hennesy cognac can take any cocktail to a different level, and you can also enjoy it plain or on the rocks. It is one of those drinks that you want to have in your house especially if you are a fan of cognac.

You will most likely enjoy your cognac even better once you mix it with the drinks on this list, and you can also get creative and make original combinations that will be a pleasure to enjoy!

Note that Hennesy goes great with mixes that other cognac types go with but there are a few options like orange juice and Coke that you have to try!

Chad Smith

Meet Chad Smith, a seasoned bartender with a passion for mixology. He's the founder of Tin Roof Drink Community, a blog where he shares expert tips, creative recipes, and fosters a vibrant community of cocktail enthusiasts and aspiring bartenders. Join Chad as he takes you on a flavorful journey through the world of drinks. Cheers!

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