It’s Been A Long Week: Chinese New Year Edition

As true believers of the work hard, play hard mantra, we present you with It’s Been a Long Week, a weekly column aimed at awarding some liquid appreciation to you for just being yourself, dammit. Make yourself a glass or two, on us — you deserve it.

Chinese New Year (February 5th) is just around the corner and coincides with New York Men’s Fashion Week, both perfectly good reasons for a drink. D’USSÉ offers a cognac take for some celebratory cocktails using their most premium expression– D’USSÉ XO.  On the rocks or straight up, you’re sure to enjoy unparalleled aromas and a complex taste:



  • 2 oz- D’USSE XO
  • ¾ oz- Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ¾ oz- Simple Syrup
  • 1/4 Tspn- Chinese Five Spice Powder
  • 4 Dashes- Peychaud’s Bitters
  • Star Anise

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Add ingredients into a shaker with ice.  Shake vigorously and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with star anise.




  • 2 oz- D’USSE XO
  • 1- Lychee
  • 1- Strawberry
  • ¼ oz- Simple Syrup
  • 2 Dashes- Rhubarb Bitters
  • Ace Of Spades Champagne
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Muddle lychee, strawberry and simple syrup in a shaker.  Add D’USSÉ XO, Rhubarb Bitters, and ice.  Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Top with Champagne. Garnish with lychee on a metal skewer.