The Vesper Martini, immortalized in Ian Fleming’s debut novel Casino Royale, has been the unofficial signature drink of 007 fans for decades. Creating this drink is no mere exercise, combining three types of alcohol: vodka, gin, and the bold flavor of Kina Lillet. It might sound intimidating but craft a Vesper Martini properly and you’ll have your guests both impressed and thirsty for more. Enjoy a Vesper Martini stirred, not shaken; just enough vermouth to make it icy cool after around 30 seconds of stirring with a glass full of crushed ice – perfection! A Vesper Martini will offer an unexpected yet delightful punch of vodka-black-peppery – spice that warms through to the core while delighting the taste buds. So if you’re looking for an opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable experience and tantalize any room then this sophisticated classic is what you should serve.
- 3 oz Gin
- 1 oz Vodka
- 1/2 oz Lillet Blanc (or dry vermouth)
- 1 Dash of bitters
- Garnish: Lemon Peel
Chill a martini glass. Stir all the ingredients in a mixing glass or tin. Strain into the chilled martini glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel.
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