Incredible Hulk Drink

Incredible Hulk

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Incredible Hulk Drink, named after “The Hulk” of Marvel Comics, this drink is a good choice if you want to make rainbow shots or cocktails. This is a very easy drink, considering it has just three ingredients. Indulge in this strong drink that has no other ingredients to temper the effects of alcohol or the intensity of its taste.

The usual recipe calls for equal parts of the Hypnotiq and Hennessy but sometimes, it only results in a golden brown color rather than the intended green color. Some people like to add a little more Hypnotiq to get that green color but somehow, the fruity and sweet taste of the Hypnotiq overpowers the drink. It may require only two drinks and seems pretty easy enough but it can actually get tricky. 

The drink was created by a restaurant bartender named Victor Alvarez in New York City in 2003 because during a Hypnotiq launch event, the spokesperson noticed that women enjoyed it more than the men. Hypnotiq has a beautiful blue hue and has a more fruity taste that just didn’t appeal as much to the men. That’s why Alvarez came up with a brilliant solution to mix some Hennessy cognac with it and the slightly brown color of the cognac mixed with the blue liquid turned into a green drink that immediately became popular, especially that its name is associated with the Incredible Hulk, who is obviously invulnerable, strong and powerful. It also goes by other names like Shrock, Hip, and Hen and Green-Eyed Monster. 

Nutritional Guidelines per Serving

Amount per Serving  4 oz.

Calories                      461

                                                 %Daily Value

Potassium                   2mg                0%

Total carbohydrates     22g                7%

Incredible Hulk Drink Ingredients

  • 2 oz Hpnotiq original
  • 2 oz cognac
  • Ice

Incredible Hulk Drink Preparation

  1. Fill a lowball glass with ice.
  2. Measure cognac and Hypnotic with a jigger and pour them into the glass. Stir to combine.

Recipe variants

Considering the intense flavor of cognac and the green color of the Hpnotiq, there aren’t many choices for a variation to this drink.

  1. For a more sophisticated look, shake the ingredients in a cocktail shaker using the same ingredients as above. Serve in a chilled martini glass.
  2. Amp up your drink by adding 1 oz of white rum.
  3. Mix 1/2 oz each cognac and Hpnotiq and serve in a shot glass for a green shot.
  4. To make it slightly sweeter, add 1 oz cognac and 3 oz Hpnotiq.

 However, if you are not too keen on the rum, here’s a variant that uses vodka.

Incredible Hulk Drink (Variant 2)



  1. Add ice to a highball glass.
  2. Add Midori, vodka, and lime soda over the ice. Serve.

Not strong enough? Craving a different taste than the usual Incredible Hulk Drink? Here’s another one.

Incredible Hulk Drink (Variant 3)
Incredible Hulk

  1. Fill a Collins glass with lots of ice.
  2. Add the vodka, tequila, and Hpnotiq.
  3. Top up with lime soda. Get slammed!

Know Your Ingredients!

  • Hpnotiq - a blue-colored fruit liqueur that is sweet and fruity to balance the flavor of cognac
  • Cognac - a brandy distilled from white wine
  • Midori - low alcohol melon-flavored liqueur
  • Vodka - a clear distilled beverage with an alcohol content of up to 40% (80 proof)
  • Tequila - an alcoholic beverage made from the agave plant and is popularly made in Mexico. 
  • Lemon-lime soda - carbonated soft drink with lemon and lime flavorings.

Bar Accessories

  • Shaker - a bar essential used for mixing cocktails
  • Highball glass - a skinny and tall glass used in serving cocktails
  • Jigger - a basic bar accessory used in measuring cocktail and shot ingredients; capacity is 0.5oz to 2oz

The Rise in Fame

The Incredible Hulk (inspired by the green color of “The Hulk” made waves in Mississippi, North Carolina, Texas, Georgia, and Dist. of Columbia in the US and Ontario, Canada.

In a Washington Post news, Incredible Hulk was mentioned as one of the drinks featured in a review of the best bars that opened in the Washington DC area.

The Perfect Pair

Pair off your drink with these food choices. These were selected with the cognac as the base spirit in mind.

First up is the
chicken liver paté served on baguette slices. It has a rich flavor with a smooth texture and the crispy, toasted bread slices are the perfect vehicle for it.

If you are into seafood, check these 
nori tempura canapes or lobster bao bun.


Indulge in this airy and equally delicious 
souffle for a dessert you will not forget. It is quite light and not as sweet as the chocolate version because this one incorporates cheese in it.

For tequila-based drinks, here are some suggestions you might want to check. Indulge in this delicious chicken fajitas packed with Vit. C-rich bell peppers that will leave you craving for more.

Snack on these delicious 
nachos with beef and cheese toppings.

Bring out the summer feeling with this 
fish ceviche 

Tickle your palate with this 
creamy flan to even out the taste of tequila.

However you like your Incredible Hulk Drink, always be responsible.


What does the Incredible Hulk drink taste like?

Hypnotiq is a sweet liqueur that is filled with tropical fruit flavors like mango, passion fruit, and citrus fruits that perfectly match the soft blue color and in contrast, Hennessy cognac has a bold and strong smell and nutty and woody aromas. It also has some floral notes so the boldness will not be overpowering. Together, an Incredible hulk drink tastes fruity, slightly sweet, and still has that punch and smoky notes from the cognac.  

What can you mix Hypnotiq with?

Because of its fruity and light flavors, Hypnotiq goes well with almost any distilled spirit. Try it with some Champagne, coconut rum, vodka, tequila, and gin. And for the non-alcoholic section, it goes great with Sprite, Mountain dew, lemonade, pineapple juice, and orange juice. 

How much alcohol content is in an Incredible Hulk drink?

The Hypnotic has about 17% Alcohol by Volume (ABV) 34 proof, while the Hennessy has 40% ABV, 80 proof. The recipe calls for 2 ounces (60 ml) of each. Calculating the estimated alcohol content of a cocktail follows this formula: (Volume of “Strong” x ABV % / Sum of Ingredients) x 100. To calculate, we have to multiply the volume of the alcohol required in the recipe with the alcohol percentage of the liqueur, then divide the outcome with the total volume of the drink and multiply with 100 to get the percentage. So, in terms of figures, it will be like this: [(60 x 0.17)/120 x 100] for the Hypnotic and [(60 x 0.40)/120 x 100) for the Hennessy which totals to approximately 28.5%. Note that this is only an estimate. 


It’s cool to learn that two liqueurs are combined so that all can enjoy and one is able to come up with a drink that not only reaches this goal but also turns out to be awesome. If you want to have a party with friends and you want to serve them with an interesting, fun, and accommodating for both men and women, you can rely on the Incredible Hulk drink. It is also perfect should you decide to host an Avengers-themed party. You should also try out these mesmerizing purple drinks for your next gathering. Or if you prefer hanging out by yourself at home, thinking about what you should serve to your friends next time, you can try whipping up some of these delicious concoctions.

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