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Top 5 Easy To Make Cocktails

We have all been enjoying cocktails for hundreds of years; from different colours, tastes, ingredients, and unique techniques to make them, it can be pretty daunting to try making a cocktail yourself. We believe that anyone can make a cocktail, and this is why we have put together our top 5 easy to make cocktails.



Recipe One - Espresso Martini

Nespresso Martini

The world-famous Espresso Martini is one of the most well-known cocktails around. Whoever came up with the idea to combine coffee and cocktails is a genius! This cocktail is easy to make, and you'll be surprised with how good it looks even with your first attempt. The key to making this look extraordinary is to shake the cocktail shaker a little more vigorously than usual to achieve that frothy 'crema' on top. The garnish will then relax on top, and it will look amazing.



  • 50ml of Vodka (Gin if you prefer)
  • 25ml of Espresso
  • 25ml of Coffee Liqueur


Combine all ingredients into your ice-filled Boston shaker. Shake very well, then strain into your chilled coupe glass. Garnish with Coffee beans, and if you're feeling fancy, an orange peel twist.


Recipe Two - Gimlet

Gin Gimlet

If you like Gin Daiquiri's, then you'll love the Gimlet; they're both related! Inspired by the British Navy's gin and rum rations, they would mix lime juice, sugar and water, creating a delicious zesty tipple. Top tip when making any cocktail in our glasses, put your Coupe Glasses in the freezer before making this for an ice-cold serve.


  • 50ml of London Dry Gin
  • 25ml of Lime Juice
  • 20ml of Simple Syrup


Combine all ingredients into your ice-filled Boston shaker, give it a good shake, and then strain into your chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a wedge of lime


Recipe Three - Classic Martini

Classic Martini

Dating back to the 1800s, the classic martini is still a firm favourite. Harry Johnston made a new, improved bartenders guide in which the martini starred in it more than 200 years ago. It is one of the most discussed cocktails globally, and gin lovers love them; you may also know it from the line "shaken not stirred" in the James Bond movies. Unfortunately, both bartenders methods and our method say different, Sorry James!


  • 50ml of London Dry Gin
  • 25ml Of Dry Vermouth


Combine ingredients into a Boston shaker filled with ice. Stir gently with your bar spoon, then strain into a chilled Coupe Glass. Garnish with a lemon twist or an Olive to make it a dirty martini.


Recipe Four - French 75

French 75 Cocktail

Can you guess where this cocktail is from? Yes: you're correct, France! Rewind to the 1900s; this cocktail was being served in Paris; French 75 got its name from the fast-firing gun used by the French in WW1. Refreshing with a zesty citrus taste, this sparkling cocktail is perfect for the summer months.


  • 50ml of London Dry Gin
  • 25ml of Sugar Syrup
  • 25ml of Lemon Juice
  • 100ml of Champagne


Combine gin, sugar syrup and lemon juice into your ice-filled Boston shaker, shake well, strain into your chilled coupe glass then top up with Champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist.


Recipe Five - Bee Knees

Bees Knees Cocktail

This cocktail is, in fact, the 'Bees Knees'. Fresh, delicious and easy to make. It is related to the popular gin sour, First being served in the Ritz itself in the 1920s. Bring that 5-star experience to your living room with this recipe.


  • 60ml Of London Dry Gin
  • 22.5ml of Lemon Juice
  • 15ml Honey Syrup (3 Part Honey 1 Part Water)
  • 10ml of Orange Juice


Combine all ingredients into your ice-filled shaker, shake well, strain into your chilled coupe glass. Garnish with an orange peel.

Vemacity's Coupe Glasses

There's a lot more to a great cocktail than just the way it tastes. A great cocktail is equally about the way it looks and feels. A cocktail presented well has an elegant chic nature which pulls the recipient further into the experience. It lets everyone around you know that you are a person that appreciates details and the finer things in life. Our set of 2 handmade crystal coupe glasses are both classic and modern. They're great for anyone interested in creating stunningly dramatic drinks at home and really 'WOW'ing' the people in their life. It is presented in a stylish gift box so that any recipient (including yourself) has a genuinely signature gin moment!


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At Vemacity, we love to create signature moments. When you create these easy to make cocktails, remember to tag us on Instagram @vemacityuk or our Facebook page.
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