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Hennessy & Nas Celebrate Hip Hop’s 50th Anniversary With A Collaborative Limited Edition Bottle in New York City on July 20, 2023

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Celebrate Hip-Hop turning 50 with Bossip’s official Hip-Hop 50 Drink Guide featuring your favorite sips paying tribute to our culture.

This year is a glorious occasion as it marks 50 years of our favorite genre. Hip-Hop was born in 1973 when a simple back-to-school party in the Bronx spawned the now biggest genre in music that influences everything in pop culture. Let’s celebrate #HipHop50 with some toast-worthy cocktails.

BOSSIP’s Hip-Hop 50 Inspired Drink Guide

Hennessy HipHop 50 Drinks

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Hennessv pays homage to the birthplace of Hip-Hop with this captivating cocktail inspired by NYC. The fruity notes of Hennessy V.S are brought out by the cinnamon apple-forward flavors


1.5 oz Hennessv V.S

1.5 oz Apple Juice

0.5 oz Maple Syrup

0.5 oz Lime Juice

Cinnamon Stick for garnish


Add all liquid to a shaker with ice. Shake until chiled. Pour into rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with cinnamon stick.

Hennessy HipHop 50 Drinks

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The Hennessy Honey is a smooth and fresh cocktail in tribute to the Hennessy partnership with Nas. The

complexity of Hennessy V.S compliments the sweetness of honey, balanced with the tartness of lemon juice.


1.5 oz Hennessy V.S

0.75 oz Honey Syrup (equal parts Honey & Water)

0.5 oz Fresh lemon Juice

2.5 oz Coconut Water

Lemon Wheel for garnish

Recipe: Add all iquid to a shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. Pour into Collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with lemon wheel.

Hennessy HipHop 50 Drinks

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Elevate vour trip down memory lane with a new twist on the classic Hip Hop cocktail. This well-balanced and fresh cocktail updates one of the most iconic Hennessy cocktails in Hip Hop history with a smooth sweetness and signature vibrant color.


1.5 oz Hennessv V.S

0.5 oz Hpnotig

0.5 oz Midori

0.75 oz lemon juice

0.25 oz dry vermouth

0.5 oz simple syrup

Lime or Lemon twist for garnish

Method: Add all liquid to a shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. Pour into rocks glass tilled with Ice. Garnish with lime or lemon TWIST.

Patron El Alto

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Patrón El Alto




Pour tequila neat or over ice

Patron El Alto

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0.5 oz Lemon Juice

0.5 oz Simple Syrup

3 oz Champagne

Method: In a shaker with ice, add the tequila, lemon and simple syrup. Shake, and double strain into a champagne flute, top with champagne. Garnish with orange twist.

Grand Marnier 'Grand Smash'

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Grand Smash


1.5 parts Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge

4 Lemon wedges

6-8 Mint Leaves

Method: Muddle the lemons and mint in a shaker. Shake vigorously with ice. Pour over ice and enjoy.

D’USSÉ Guarapo

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D’USSÉ Guarapo


2 Parts D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac

3 Parts Guarapo (Fresh-Pressed Sugarcane Juice)

1 Sugar Cube

4 Dashes Caribbean Bitter

Method: Add sugar cube and bitters into a mixing glass and muddle. Add D’USSÉ, guarapo and ice. Stir until cold. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.

D'ussé Holiday Cocktails

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D’USSÉ Cheer Punch


750 ML D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac

32 OZ Cloudy Apple Cider

12 OZ Pomegranate Juice

12 OZ Cinnamon Simple Syrup

Glass & Garnish: Large Punch Bowl, Stemless Wine & Cinnamon Sticks, Orange Wheels

Method: Add all ingredients to a punch bowl. Add ice. Stir until well mixed. Top with orange wheels and cinnamon sticks. The recipe makes 4 to 6 servings.

GREY GOOSE Black Russian

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GREY GOOSE Black Russian


50 ml GREY GOOSE® Vodka

25 ml Premium Coffee Liqueur

Method: Build ingredients in a rocks glass. Add cubed ice and stir.

Hendricks Yuzu Unusual

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Hendrick’s Yuzu Unusual

*Created by Hendrick’s Ambassador Erik Andersson


1 ½ parts Hendrick’s Gin

½ parts Aperol

Top with Yuzu Soda

1 tiny pinch of sea salt

Method: Combine ingredients in a highball glass filled with cubed ice and lightly stir. Garnish with cucumber & lime wheels and serve.


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The “3-2-1” Aperol Spritz


Ice cubes


Cinzano Prosecco

Soda Water (served from a siphon or chilled bottle)

Slice of orange

Method: In a stemmed balloon glass full of ice, combine 3 parts of Cinzano Prosecco followed by 2 parts Aperol. Add 1 part or a splash of soda water, stir gently if needed, and garnish with an orange slice. The end result should be a uniform, perfect orange color.

Don Julio Cranberry Rosemary Margarita

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1.5oz Don Julio Blanco

0.75oz Fresh Lime Juice

0.5oz Cranberry Juice

0.5oz Rosemary Simple Syrup

Method: Combine Don Julio Blanco, fresh lime juice, cranberry juice, rosemary simple syrup, and ice in a shaker. Shake well and strain over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with fresh cranberries and rosemary sprig.

Avion Elevated Margarita

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Avion Elevated Margarita


2 parts Avión Silver

1 part fresh Lime Juice

1/2 part agave Nectar

Method: Build in shaking tin. Ice. Shake. Strain over fresh ice. Serve in a rocks glass. Salt is optional on the rim. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Crown Royal Whisky Lemonade

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Crown Royal Whisky Lemonade


1.5 oz Crown Royal Fine De Luxe.

3 oz lemonade.

Method: Combine Crown Royal and Lemonade in an ice-filled glass.

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Gran Coramino’s “The Beloved”


2oz Gran Coramino Cristalino

0.5oz Lemon Juice

0.5oz Agave

5 Concord Grapes

2 Cucumber Slices

Coupe Glass

Method: In a cocktail shaker, add concord grapes and cucumber, then muddle. Add Gran Coramino Cristalino, lemon juice, and agave syrup. Add fresh ice, then shake and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a cucumber slice, concord grapes, and mint sprig.

Grey Goose Holiday Punch

Grey Goose Holiday Punch

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1 ½ oz GREY GOOSE® Vodka

½ oz Pomegranate Juice

1 oz Sweetened Black Tea

1 oz MARTINI & ROSSI® Prosecco

+ Dehydrated Lemon Wheel

Method: Combine in a rocks glass over ice and top with prosecco. Garnish with a dehydrated lemon wheel.


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