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Perfect festive gifting options from Hennessy

The limited-edition Hennessy gift packs are at the top of our wish lists this Christmas. Brought to you in association with Hennessy.


One of our very favourite brands has released drinks that are perfect for Christmas gifting this year.

Christmas is almost upon us - how did that happen so quickly? - and we imagine you might be starting to stress about gifts. Luckily, we're here to help and some gorgeous options for you to try out: enter luxury drinks brand Hennessy.

Everyone loves to be given something special at Christmas time and Hennessy perfectly fits the bill. The brand recently released a joyful, luxurious limited edition design just in time for the festive period. French artist Julien Colombier, who often finds inspiration in nature, has created a dreamlike tropical forest-themed design for three limited-edition Hennessy gift packs for Christmas. 

The decorated gift boxes, which include Hennessy Very Special (RRP €38), Hennessy V.S.O.P. Privilège (RRP €68.30) and Hennessy X.O. (RRP €178), include unique QR codes that guide drinkers towards the Hennessy website where they can find more information on this inspired collaboration. As well as this, the Hennessy V.S.O.P. Privilège includes four perfectly designed coasters, while the Hennessy X.O comes with a golden serving tray - perfect for festive entertaining. 

The Hennessy Very Special gift pack is available nationwide through grocers and independent off-licences while the Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège gift pack is available from independent off-licences, SuperValu stores, Dunnes Stores and Tesco stores nationwide. The Hennessy X.O gift pack is available exclusively from O’Briens Wine nationwide.

To accompany the limited editions, Hennessy has also created three delicious cocktails for you to enjoy this festive season. 

Twinkle jasmine cocktail with Hennessy Very Special

This drink starts with a floral nose and is very light and refreshing on the palate.

Serves one


  • 40ml Hennessy Very Special 
  • 15ml lemon juice 
  • 15ml sugar syrup  
  • 60ml jasmine tea 
  • Ice
  • Lemon twist, to garnish


  1. Add all ingredients, except the lemon, to a shaker filled with ice. Shake well to chill and combine, then strain into a whiskey tumbler.
  2. Garnish with a lemon twist, then serve. 

Christmas basil cocktail with Hennessy V.S.O.P. Privilège

Playing towards the red fruit and highlighting the vanilla notes on the barrel, this drink has a touch of fruity sweetness. 

Serves one


  • 40ml Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège 
  • 10ml vanilla liqueur 
  • 20ml lemon juice 
  • 15ml sugar syrup 
  • 90ml rooibos tea 
  • 2 dashes orange bitters 
  • Ice
  • Lemon twist, to garnish
  • Basil leaf, to garnish


  1. Add all ingredients, excluding the garnish, to a shaker filled with ice. Shake well to chill and combine, then strain into a collins glass filled with ice. 
  2. Garnish with a lemon twist and basil leaf, then serve.

Cherry floral cocktail with Hennessy X.O.

The hibiscus adds a floral note to this drink while the chai tea showcases the spice in the X.O. This drink is a great alternative to the X.O. neat serve as it is light and refreshing, but also keeps the bold spice of the spirit. 

Serves one


  • 1 hibiscus tea bag
  • 1 chai tea bag
  • 40ml Hennessy X.O.  


  1. First make the floral and spice ice cube. Add 450ml boiling water to a heatproof container with the tea bags. Allow to steep for 5-7 minutes, then remove the bags and let the tea cool. Pour the cooled tea into large ice cube moulds, preferably silicone, then allow to freeze for 24 before using. 
  2. When the ice is frozen, place one cube into a glass, pour over the Hennessy X.O. and serve.

Always drink responsibly.

Brought to you in association with Hennessy.