The Incredible Hulk drink mixes Hpnotiq and Hennessy in equal parts to make a delicious, bright green cocktail fit for a superhero!

Incredible Hulk Drink

Here’s a fascinating cocktail with a fun name, intriguing flavor and eye-catching color: the Incredible Hulk drink! This combination of Hpnotiq and Hennessy is weirdly satisfying, with notes of passionfruit and mango that mix with oak and vanilla. It’s one of the most unique cocktails we’ve had: and it’s absolutely worth grabbing a bottle of Hpnotiq to try it out. (At least, if you’re like us and always game for trying a new type of liquor!)

What’s the Incredible Hulk drink?

The Incredible Hulk is a lowball cocktail made with Hpnotiq and Hennessy, invented in 2003 in New York City. At a Hpnotiq launch party at the restaurant Justin’s, the brand rep noticed that mostly women were drinking the spirit, not men. The bartender Victor Alvarez decided to mix the blue liqueur with Hennessy to create a more “manly” drink, and the Incredible Hulk was born. The ingredients for the Incredible Hulk drink are equal parts:

  • Hpnotiq
  • Hennessy

The drink tastes fruity with strong notes of passionfruit from the Hpnotiq, paired with the oaky, vanilla and caramel notes from the Hennessy. It’s reminiscent of a fruity spin on the Stinger, a classic cocktail from the 1890’s that pairs Cognac and creme de menthe.

Incredible Hulk Drink

Ingredient ratio in the Incredible Hulk drink

The Incredible Hulk drink was invented as an equal parts cocktail, that mixes equal parts Hpnotiq and Hennessy. But you’ll notice when you do so, it’s got a brown-ish green color. Not exactly what we were expecting!

  • Equal parts Hpnotiq and Hennessy has great flavor, but makes a drab green color. It’s the best balance flavor-wise. But the color may be less vibrant than you’d expect from the drink name.
  • You can add a bit more Hpnotiq to brighten the color. This adds sweetness and fruity notes, so keep that in mind! We’d recommend starting with 2.5 ounces Hpnotiq. Taste and adjust as necessary.

What is Hpnotiq, anyway?

Hpnotiq is an intriguing bright blue liqueur that’s worth adding to any adventurous home bartender’s collection! It’s not an ingredient in lots of cocktails, but it’s got the wow factor. Here’s the 411 on Hpnotiq:

  • Hpnotiq is a sky blue liqueur invented in 2001, made with fruit juice, vodka and Cognac. It became popular when rapper Sean Combs started to sell it in his restaurant chain Justin’s in New York, and it’s been featured in popular hip hop and rap lyrics.
  • How to say it? It’s pronounced “Hypnotic.”
  • What does Hpnotiq taste like? It’s sweet, with strong notes of passionfruit and mango and a subtly bitter finish.
  • What ABV is Hpnotiq? It is 17% ABV (30 proof), so it’s a low-alcohol spirit. Compare it to 40% ABV for spirits like rum, vodka, and whiskey.
  • What else can you make with it? The most popular cocktail is the Incredible Hulk drink, but you can also use it in a Hpnotiq Breeze.
Incredible hulk drink

More about Hennessy

And what about Hennessy? Here’s the skinny on this fancy Cognac used in the Incredible Hulk drink:

  • Hennessy is a type of Cognac, a brandy made in Cognac, France. The Hennessy company was founded over 250 years ago in 1765 in France. Today it produces 40% of the world’s Cognac, making it the largest producer of Cognac worldwide.
  • What does Hennessy taste like? It has a bold flavor, with notes of nuttiness, fruit, oak, vanilla and spices. It’s very complex, and makes for an intriguing balance to Hpnotiq in the Incredible Hulk.

More green drinks

Love green drinks? There are so many ways to achieve a bright green color in your cocktails, outside of the Incredible Hulk drink. Here are a few more green drinks to try:

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Incredible Hulk Drink

Incredible Hulk Drink


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

The Incredible Hulk drink mixes Hpnotiq and Hennessy in equal parts to make a delicious, bright green cocktail fit for a superhero!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 ounces Hpnotiq*
  • 2 ounces Hennessy
  • Ice, for serving (try clear ice!)
  • For the garnish: plum slice (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add Hpnotiq and Hennessy to an ice-filled lowball glass. Stir and garnish with a plum slice, if desired. (*Note: The color of equal parts comes out to a brown-green color. If you’d like it to be slightly brighter, add a bit more Hpnotiq, up to 2.5 ounces.)
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Incredible Hulk drink

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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