If you’re a lover of all things fiery and flavoursome, and find a weird kind of pleasure in tears welling up in your eyes and a fire brewing in your belly, then you, my darling, are in for a treat. You see, it seems the alchemists of alcohol and adventure over at Hennessy have been brewing up something rather special. In partnership with Chip Shop – yes, you heard it right, the ‘Holy Grail’ of everything deep fried and delicious, they’ve created a boozy bombshell guaranteed to tickle your taste buds.
Hennessey Hot Wings, or shall we say, ‘Henny Hot Wings’, is what this miraculous collaboration has concocted. Now, before we dive headfirst into this enticing tale of food and spirits fusion, let’s establish what we’re talking about here:
I’m sure you’ve tried hot wings before. Sizzling, mouthwatering slabs of chicken, smothered in the most lip-smackingly spicy sauce imaginable. Now imagine that, but with a cheeky splash of top-shelf cognac. Yes, I’m serious. Henny Hot Wings, ladies and gentleman. Take a second to let that sink in.
Still with me? Brilliant! The crux of this unique blend lies in the distinctive touch Chip Shop brings to the table. They’ve got the chops to perfectly balance Hennessey’s exquisite blend of cognac, ensuring that not a pinch of the piquant flavour is wasted
Now, dear reader, if you think this is all just some casual, wrap-it-up-and-call-it-a-day type of collaboration, you’d be sorely mistaken. Here’s a bit of a sneak peek into the process:
- First, the wings are given a luxury bath in a special marinade for an entire 24 hours. And yes, of course, the marinade has Hennessey in it. Delightful, indeed!
- After our wings have had their spa day, they’re generously slathered in a house-made batter. Can you guess the secret ingredient yet? That’s right, more Hennessey. I mean, why wouldn’t you?
- Finally, these perfectly pampered wings are deep-fried to golden perfection. The icing on the cake? A final drizzle of Hennessey-spiked hot sauce. This culinary masterpiece is then served with blue cheese dip and celery sticks. Yum!
The collaboration between Hennessy and Chip Shop is impressive, to say the least. It throws up an exotic twist on an everyday classic, providing a perfect retreat for the hedonistic pleasure seekers amongst us. So what are you waiting for? Get your bib tucked in and go experience these sumptuous Henny Hot Wings for yourself.
The exclusive menu items are available at the cHIP sHOP, Brixton until the start of November. Enjoy!
Photos by Jack Margerison