Vesper

James Bond's creation is crisp and classy but packs a punch.

Data

  • Served in martini
  • 42% ABV
  • Garnish with Lemon twist

Source

Casino Royale

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Ingredients

Gin 6.0cl 2.0oz
Vodka 1.5cl 0.5oz
Lillet Blanc x 0.75cl 0.25oz
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Use centiliters

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to shaker.
  2. Shake.
  3. Strain into glass.

Information

"A dry martini," [Bond] said. "One. In a deep champagne goblet."

"Oui, monsieur."

"Just a moment. 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?"

"Certainly, monsieur." The barman seemed pleased with the idea.

"Gosh, that's certainly a drink," said Leiter.

Bond laughed.

"When I'm...er...concentrating," he explained, "I never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold and very well-made. I hate small portions of anything, particularly when they taste bad. This drink's my own invention. I'm going to patent it when I can think of a good name."

—Ian Fleming, Casino Royale, Chapter 7, "Rouge et Noir'

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