Henry Inspired Strawberry Hennessy (Red, White & Royal Blue)
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Who doesn’t love a delicious Strawberry Hennessy? When I saw this drink my immediate thought was this is Henry from Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston signature drink.
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Not that its main color is red, but look me in the eyes and tell me this isn’t the drink Henry would be sipping on while admiring his beau?
If you want to create this delicious Strawberry Hennessy drink – here’s exactly how to do it.
History of Strawberry Hennessy
Hennessy was discovered in 1765 by Richard Hennessy and is apparently the world’s largest cognac producer. And if that’s not cool enough for you – did you know that North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-il, is said to have spent $700,000 a YEAR on Hennessy Paradis.
That’s a crazy amount of Strawberry Hennessy and other assortments for one person.
Surprisingly, Strawberry Hennessy is one of many types of Hennessy drinks you can make.
Why You’ll Love This Drink with Red, White & Royal Blue
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston is an incredible LGBTQ+ romance novel. The book is vibrant and playful just like this Strawberry Hennessy. In the book we follow two characters Alex and Henry.
Alex is the President of The United State’s son while Henry is the Prime Minister’s son. Unfortunately at first both have no interest in the other and some might say they completely despise one another. But after a certain situation arises, the two are forced to spend time together.
Now you know, I am not one for spoilers – so I will just leave things to the fact that soon enough things get spicy. But is this romance worth it if both their parents are at risk for exploitation? How far can love truly go?
You’ll have to read this hilarious and incredibly written book to find out.
So pull out this book, and this delicious drink pair and really feel like a true Henry.
Strawberry Hennessy And Henry Make The Perfect Pair
First of all, this book most definitely screams Henry in every aspect. Strawberry Hennessys can be described as sweet given it’s fruity aspect, but also can be turned very strong.
In the book, (no spoilers here), Henry is seen at first as someone who is a bit more dominant than Alex. I truly believe that this Strawberry Hennessy sways in that direction as well.
We’ve got a character who’s clearly “fruity” and one who has no problem being the dominant character if needed.
Equipment Needed To Make Strawberry Hennessy
This recipe is super easy to make! You most likely have all the ingredients and equipment you need at your fingertips.
- Cutting Board
- Measuring Cup (Unless you’re feeling frisky and want to eyeball that Hennessy – hey! I’m not judging)
Ingredients For Your Strawberry Hennessy
- Strawberry Purée (purchase or make your own by cooking sliced strawberries with sugar and blending)
- Lemon juice (Either freshly squeezed or purchased)
- Sliced strawberries
How To Make A Strawberry Hennessy
Let’s make this sweet, yet tangy strawberry refreshment!
- Add 2 oz Hennessy into a tulip shaped drinking glass
- Then add 2 oz strawberry purée
- Next measure out 1 oz lemon juice and add that in
- Finish with Prosecco
- If you’re feeling extra (as Henry does in Red, White & Royal Blue) add sliced strawberries for garnish
What to Serve/Pair with Your Drink
I’d definitely recommend it if you’re having a Strawberry Hennessy to serve something sweet or simple on the side.
Some examples of this are;
Apparently the BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe ever by JoyFoodSunshine.
Or you can try this Cinnamon Cookie recipe by PastryandBeyond with not one, not 2, but 4 easy recipes!
There are a number of food pairs to serve with this drink.
Strawberry Hennessy FAQs
1. What Can I Mix Hennessy With?
You can mix hennessy with a number of ingredients to create any drink of your choosing. DrinksMixer has a whole bunch of unusual, yet intriguing drinks that can be made using hennessy.
Did you know you can mix Hennessy and coke together?
2. What Kind Of Ingredients Are In Hennessy?
Hennessy is made of wine.
3. What Kind of Drink Goes With Strawberries Besides Hennessy?
There are so many other strawberry inspired alcoholic drinks you can make like margaritas or daiquiris! The world of strawberry alcoholic drinks is truly never ending.
4. What Is The Best Way To Drink Hennessy?
The best way to drink Hennessy is in a tulip shaped drinking glass!
5. Can I Substitute Hennessy With Something Else?
It’s hard to find a substitute, but I would recommend that you create a virgin Strawberry Hennessy to just leave the Hennessy completely out!
The drink will taste more like a strawberry lemonade – but who doesn’t love lemonade?
I hope you enjoyed the first book inspired recipe post! Let me know what you think when you create this super simple recipe. Also, be sure to let me know what your thoughts of the book, Red, White & Royal Blue, were!