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.
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.
Vesper Martini - Bonds glassware of choice for the Vesper is a deep Champagne goblet. Ingredients: 3 measures of Gordons Gin 1 measure of vodka 1/2 measure Kina Lillet lemon peel for garnish Preparation: The Vesper according to Ian Fleming and James Bond: Three measures of Gordons, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until its ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it? -Casino Royale, Chapter 7