Very Special Edition


Serves 1
1¼ oz (37 ml) Hennessy Very Special Cognac
¾ oz (22 ml) Aperol Aperitivo
¼ oz (7 ml) St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1 tsp (5 ml) citric acid syrup*
2 dashes lemon bitters
1 oz (30 ml) Segura Viudas Reserva Cava Brut, to top
grapefruit twist, for garnish


  1. Combine all ingredients except Cava and grapefruit twist in a mixing glass with ice and stir. Strain into a chilled rocks glass over a large ice cube. Top with Cava and garnish with a grapefruit twist.
  2. * Combine ½ cup (125 ml) water and ½ cup (125 ml) white sugar and heat gently until dissolved. Add ½ tsp (2.5 ml) citric acid powder (available online or at specialty stores) and allow to cool.
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