"Shaken, not stirred"- Meet James Bond's favourite drink, the vesper Martini.
This drink is quite strong, so don't plan a Vesper night as it won't go further than 2 drinks each.
To make a Vesper Martini you will need gin, vodka, a thin slice of lemon peel and Lillet Blanc or white Martini.
WHAT IS LILLET BLANC?
This french aperitif wine has a beautiful aroma of candied oranges, honey, pine resin and exotic fruits.
It can be tricky to find Lillet at your grocery store, so you can replace it with Martini white vermouth, very similar in taste, just slightly bitter.
Turns out James Bond is not the only fan, Alain Ducasse, one of the best chefs in the world, recently declared Lillet Blanc his favorite drink too. With such big names as fans, I couldn't resist and give it a go.
HOW TO MAKE A VESPER
To make a Vesper Martini you will need gin, vodka, a thin slice of lemon peel and Lillet Blanc. Simply stir to combine the ingredients and serve.
Make sure you don't drink more than one Vesper, after all is a spy drink and it's quite strong!
'A dry martini,' he said. 'One. In a deep champagne goblet.'
'Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of 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
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- 60 ml gin
- 20 ml vodka
- 10 ml Lillet Blanc or Martini white
- slice of lemon peel
- Shake all the ingredients with ice in a shaker.
- Pour into a chilled martini glass, add a slice of lemon peel and serve. Enjoy!
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