Tip off the NBA season with NBA themed cocktails from Hennessy

Hennsey NBA Cocktails, photo provided by Hennsey
Hennsey NBA Cocktails, photo provided by Hennsey /

These NBA themed cocktails from Hennessy are a slam dunk.

As the new NBA season prepares to take the court, these NBA themed cocktails from Hennessy could be the perfect beverage to enjoy while watching all the action. With more people cheering from the couch versus court side, the NBA themed cocktail might replace that other cold beverage.

Hennessy and the NBA announced partnership earlier this year. As Official Spirit of the NBA, Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and USA Basketball, the collaboration embraced the idea of “Never Stop, Never Settle.”

While the previous season was not traditional, the celebration of the players and fans who push the limits of potential never wavered. Now, as a new season begins, Hennessy is raising a glass to the return to the court. With two new cocktails, fans will be seeking a reason to raise another glass in celebration.

As fans prepare the cocktail shaker, Hennessy is launching a new vision for the upcoming season and its potential. Although the court is where many players captivate fans with their spirited play, the players time off the court is equally as important.

To kick off the new season, Hennessy is launching “Lines.” This content balances the players desire to push culture on and off the court.

Jasmin Allen, Senior Vice President, Hennessy US said, “To highlight how NBA and WNBA players are using their platforms to take the game to new heights–in art, fashion, tech, and politics–our new “Lines” creative goes beyond the traditional construct of basketball court lines, entering a vibrant, colorful world that represent show the leagues and players push culture forward. The spirit of never stopping or settling is what defines Hennessy as a brand, and it’s this synergy that makes us more than just a sideline sponsor.”

The new campaign will kick off on Tuesday, December 22 with TNT’s opening night double header.

To get everyone excited about the new NBA season, Hennessy is shaking up two new NBA themed cocktails. They are The Ankle Breaker and The Jumpshot Ginger.

Here’s how to make the two NBA themed cocktails.

The Ankle Breaker


  • 1.5 oz Hennessy V.S.O.P PrivileÌge
  • 1.5 oz Sour Mix
  • 0.5 oz Chambord Liquer (St. Germain, Cassis, Triple Sec)
  • Garnish: Lime wheel
  • Glass: Rocks glass


  • Pour Hennessy V.S.O.P PrivileÌge, sour mix and the Chambord Liqueur into a shaker with ice. Shake to chill and pour into a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.

The Jumpshot Ginger


  • Hennessy V.S
  • 2 oz Ginger Beer
  • 2 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 0.25 oz Lemon Juice
  • Garnish: Lime Wheel
  • Glass: Rocks Glass


  • Pour Hennessy V.S, cranberry juice, ginger beer and lemon Juice into a rocks glass with ice, stir once to combine. Garnish with a lime wheel.

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If you are excited for the NBA season, why not shake up some NBA themed cocktails. It might not make you a better basketball player, but you will have a stylish sipper to enjoy with the game.

Do you have a go to drink that you enjoy while watching a game?