Alcohol usually has a bitter aftertaste that does not appeal to everyone the first time.
But nothing keeps us more fascinated than the bright green color of the cocktail aptly named Incredible Hulk.
Incredible Hulk — is also known as the Green-Eyed Monster and many more names — owes its name to the superhero on the Marvel comic multiverse franchise.
This cocktail is even featured in the film The Incredible Hulk when General Ross is at the bar; his drink comprises equal parts of Hennessy Cognac and Hypnotiq liqueur resulting in green color hence the name.
In this recipe, we teach you how to make the delicious and sweet Incredible Hulk drink.
It’s easy to make with only an estimated prep time of 2 minutes.
- 2 ounces of Hpnotiq fruit liqueur
- 2 ounces Hennessy cognac
- Ice cubes
- Plum slice or lime for garnish (optional)
- Add equal parts of 2 oz Hpnotiq and Hennessy to a single rocks glass filled with ice.
- Mix it together and add plum or lime for a bit of pizzazz.
- For a more vibrant bright green color, add a little bit more Hpnotiq liqueur to your Incredible Hulk cocktail.
- If you want a colder and icier drink, try mixing equal parts of Hpnotiq and Hennessy on a cocktail shaker and add ice. Shake vigorously over your shoulders.
Single Rocks Glass or a lowball glass
Cocktail Shaker (optional)
Tips and Tricks
Generally, in an Incredible Hulk drink, the ratio of Hpnotiq to Hennessy is 1:1, but in our experience, it did not yield the green color it was famed for.
It comes out more on the brownish side, gearing to the color of the Hennessy.
What we did, in order to achieve the Incredible Hulk drink incredible bright green color, is we added more of the Hpnotiq to the mix.
The new ratio, in the end, was 2:1 2 oz Hpnotiq and 1 oz Hennessy, respectively.
You can add even more Hypnotiq if you prefer the green to really pop.
Adding more Hpnotiq will not only make your drink greener, but it will also smell more diminutive of the cognac and leaning towards fruitier and sweeter.
Just remember that adding more Hpnotiq will increase the alcohol content of your Incredible Hulk drink.
However, you can tone it down by adding more ice to your glass.
Since the Incredible Hulk is a pretty potent drink, the addition of some other mixer to make it mellower is sometimes preferred.
We found out that adding Red Bull and Pineapple juice to tone the alcohol is tasty and they add more depth to your Incredible Hulk drink.
Is the Incredible Hulk drink strong?
The Incredible Hulk drink packs a strong punch.
It’s a cocktail of equal parts cognac and vodka with no other juices or mixers mixed in with it. Amidst that, the Incredible Hulk drink does not taste bitter at all.
It has a tropical taste with notes of passionfruit and mango from the vodka and a hint of vanilla and spices from the cognac.
When ordering one in a bar, it’s essential to take it slow with an Incredible Hulk drink because its sweet and fruity taste sometimes can be deceiving of its straight alcohol content.
Indeed the green-eyed monster.
When did The Incredible Hulk drink come out?
The Incredible Hulk came out of the Hpnotiq launch party at the restaurant called Justin’s in New York City in 2003.
In order for the fruity vodka to appeal more to the male clientele, the bartender Victor Alvarez mixed the blue liqueur with the Hennessy cognac resulting in this bright green cocktail that has been a staple for St. Patrick’s Day and bachelorette parties since.
That’s the Incredible Hulk drink birth story.