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Hpnotiq Liqueur



By Robert Plotkin

HPNOTIQ is a classy, irresistible liqueur from France. This aquamarine hued gem is made from a blend of premium triple-distilled vodka, aged cognac and a proprietary mix of natural tropical fruit juices. Try as you might, you won’t be able to detect their individual identities.

Calling HPNOTIQ Liqueur simply a liqueur is almost a misnomer. While being as versatile as a liqueur, the product is more like a skillfully crafted cocktail in a cork-finished bottle. The cognac used in its production is a blend of brandies from the Petite Champagne, Fins Bois and Borderies regions.

The moment HPNOTIQ hits the glass you know you're in for a singular treat. The liqueur has an alluring turquoise blue color and a light, spirit-like body. Its prominent bouquet is laced with the aromas of ripe fruit and citrus. The mouth-filling palate is tart and loaded with nuance, an intriguing mix with a taste reminiscent of grapefruit, mandarin and a hint of brandy on the finish. No learning curve necessary here.

HPNOTIQ is a bonafide pleasure to work with behind the bar. It was obviously created for a cocktail glass and is outstanding served chilled straight up or on the rocks. It also plays well with others, mixing beautifully with most styles of rum, tequila, a slew of flavored vodkas and champagne. Mentioning that the liqueur tastes great with nearly all types of juice comes close to stating the obvious.



33tini Martini
Cocktail glass, chilled
Add to an empty mixing glass
3–4 strawberries, stems removed
1 1/2 oz. DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker
Muddle contents and add ice
1 1/2 oz. HPNOTIQ
Shake and double strain
Fresh strawberry garnish
Adios Amigo
House specialty glass, ice
Pour into an iced mixing glass
3/4 oz. HPNOTIQ
3/4 oz. Absolut Ruby Red
3/4 oz. Blue Curacao
2 oz. lemon sour mix
2 oz. orange juice
Shake and strain
Fill with lemon–lime soda
Beautiful In Blue
Champagne glass, chilled
Build in glass
Fill with chilled Brut Champagne
Lemon twist garnish