Making the best cocktails

Mint Julep

A Julep is an ancient medicinal solution that was used in France in the 1600s. The Mint Julep has a sweet, minty taste without taking away the flavorful taste of Cognac has since then become a favorite Kenyan drink.


50 ml Martell VS, 10-12 fresh mint leaves, 10 ml sugar syrup


1.Press the mint leaves in a julep cup with a flat end barspoon or a muddler then add Martell and sugar syrup.

2. Fill with crushed ice. Stir well until the cup is well frosted. Garnish with a mint bouquet.

Mint julep

VSSD Sidecar

A refreshing cognac cocktail with a touch of citrus. Add a twist with some pomegranate juice and bitters and it’s a Martell special.


60 ml Martell VS, 30 ml Lemon juice and 1 Orange peel


Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker.

Shake well until the metal frosts.

Strain into a cocktail glass.

Garnish with a twist of orange peel.

‘Martell Summer Collins’

This ideal summertime slow drink- Martell summer Collins, is fresh, fruity and perfect for holidays. This cocktail is best served and made in a tall sling glass.


60ml Martell VS

30 ml Lemon Juice

20 ml Maple Syrup

2 Muddled peach slices

Soda Water


Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, except for the soda water. Muddle, and shake with ice to chill the drink. Fine strain the drink into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with soda water and enjoy.

Martell summer collins

Geri Halliwell

Really, really easy one, it’s a bit like a dark and stormy or moscow mule, but a bitter, spicier version

Geri Halliwell


30ml Martell VS
20ml lime juice
Cracked pepper
Ginger beer
Lime wedge

Also read Cocktails: Singleton- Unapologetically Enjoyed


Build in a tall glass with ice, add ‘one spin of the pepper cracker’ worth of pepper, top with ginger beer and garnish with a lime wedge.

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