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drunken Hennessy French toast recipe

Drunken Hennessy French Toast

Drunken Hennessy French toast sticks make the perfect holiday breakfast or brunch. Serve with homemade cognac syrup for dipping.
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Keyword: drunken french toast, hennessy french toast, boozy french toast, cognac french toast sticks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 324kcal


French Toast Sticks

Cognac Syrup


How To Make Drunken Hennessy French Toast

  • First, start by cutting each slice of bread into 4 equal sized sticks.
  • In a bowl, combine the milk, eggs, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract and Hennessy. Whisk the ingredients together until fully incorporated.
  • Dip the sticks of bread into the egg mixture, coating all sides.
  • Add butter to a pan over medium low heat.
  • Once the butter has melted, place the French toast sticks in the pan to cook.
  • Cook the drunken French toast for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown, flipping half way through the cooking process.
  • Make the Hennessy syrup and serve immediately.

How To Make Cognac Syrup

  • Add water, brown sugar and white granulated sugar to a sauce pan over medium high heat. Mix frequently so that the sugar does not burn.
  • Once the sugars have dissolved completely, stir in the vanilla extract and bring to a boil.
  • Immediately remove from the heat upon boiling and pour in the Hennessy or cognac of choice.
  • Allow the syrup to cool completely and thicken.
  • Top with powdered sugar and drizzle the syrup over the French toast sticks or serve on the side for dipping.


  • Any kind of sliced bread you have on hand will work. Brioche bread will certainly kick it up a notch though.
  • Keep an eye on the French toast sticks when cooking and flip after the first 3-4 minutes or when the bottom is golden brown.
  • Hennessy works well but other cognac brands will get the job done.


Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 2mg