The Vesper - as written by Ian Fleming for James Bond: “Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?” - Casino Royale, Chapter 7 3 oz of Gordon’s Gin 1 oz of vodka .5 oz measure Kina Lillet lemon peel for garnish
Vesper Martini Ingredients: 3 oz. Gordon's gin 1 oz. vodka 1/2 oz. Kina Lillet lemon twist Preparation: Fill a shaker half full of ice. Pour in gin, vodka and Kina Lillet. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass then garnish with a lemon twist.
With Spectre out, James Bond is guaranteed to be the go-to theme for New Years this year. Which means the Vesper Martini is a must have for your cocktail party. With only four ingredients, it's the authentic drink to celebrate with.
Vesper martini. Invented by James Bond in Casino Royale. Three measures of Gordon's gin, one of vodka (preferably grain), half a measure of Lillet. Shaken (not stirred) with ice, then served with a large, thin slice of lemon peel. Since I love 007, Casino Royale, *and* the name Vesper, I'm pretty well required to try this (right?)!