Ginger Tea Cocktail

Hennessy Cognac Ginger Tea
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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
119 Calories
0g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 119
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 157mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Cold and refreshing, sweet iced tea never tasted this good! The Hennessy ginger tea recipe is an inviting mix of cognac and chilled green tea flavored with mint and ginger.

The recipe was created by Hennessy and their VS bottling is a fantastic choice for this drink. The fresh ginger and mint set it off perfectly, giving it a zing that is sure to wake up your taste buds.


  • 3 pieces fresh ginger

  • 4 mint leaves, divided

  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup

  • 1 ounce cognac

  • 2 ounces freshly brewed green tea, chilled

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a mixing glass, add the ginger, 3 mint leaves, and simple syrup and muddle very well.

  3. Add the cognac and fresh tea and muddle a little more.

  4. Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.

  5. Garnish with a mint leaf. Serve and enjoy.


  • To get the most flavor out of your tea leaves, brew it with hot water then chill it.
  • Follow the recommended brewing time on the package at first. You can always make adjustments to suit your taste. If your tea is bitter, it's possible that it was brewed too long.
  • If you prefer to use a sugar substitute like Splenda, use it to make a simple syrup. Use the same amount of Splenda as you would white sugar. This pre-dissolves the granules making it easier to mix into cold drinks.

Recipe Variations

  • A splash of lemon juice can give this drink a bright accent.
  • Serve this drink as a taller spiked ice tea. Increase the brandy to 2 ounces and double up on the green tea, too. This should fit nicely in a collins glass that's filled with ice.
  • If you like, the ginger tea also works well when served warm, creating a drink similar to the ​hot toddy. Simply switch from chilled green tea to hot tea. Either mix it up in an Irish coffee glass or teacup or strain it into one to remove the ginger and mint.
  • Make this into a big-batch tea drink for a party. Increase the ingredients, Keeping the cognac to tea ratio at 1:2 (1:3 is a good mix, though). Instead of muddling the ginger, consider making ginger syrup and using that instead of plain simple syrup. A few extra mint leaves can be added to the pitcher and will infuse the drink over time.

How Strong Is a Ginger Tea?

The Hennessy green tea is a very mild cocktail that's about the same as drinking a glass of wine. On average, its alcohol content should be around 10 percent ABV (20 proof).