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Bond's Vesper

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup gin
  • 1 fluid ounce Russian vodka
  • 1 tablespoon Lillet blanc
  • ice cubes
  • 1 lemon twist

Glass

Bond's Vesper Glass

Preparation instructions:

  1. Pour gin, vodka, and Lillet over ice. Shake or stir (remember, Bond doesn't give a damn anymore!), then strain into a martini glass. Garnish with lemon twist. Enjoy, preferably while dressed in a tux and betting the Crown Jewels at the poker table.

Original recipe makes 1 serving

History of the Bonds Vesper Cocktail

In 1952 , British author and ex-spy , Ian Fleming, composed what would probably turn into the first in a series of novels featuring a British top secret agent called James Bond . In Casino Royale, published in 1953, Bond meets with his American counterpart Felix Leiter for drinks and so orders a really uncommon martini. Bond's instructions to the waiter are comprehensive and also precise. Thus, the cocktail might basically be reproduced these days just as writer Ian Fleming envisioned it back then. Bond initially tells Leiter the martini does not have name, but later on in the novel Bond invites an attractive Russian double-agent called Vesper Lynd to dinner and once again orders his favourite cocktail. Significantly smitten with the Russian natural beauty, Bond decides to name his unique martini after her.