Vesper Martini

“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.

INGREDIENTS 3 parts Gin 1 part Vodka 1/2 part Lillet

INSTRUCTIONS Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Just as Bond would have wanted 😉

A great example of this can be had at Eleven

Read a nice article about the Vesper here.  I especially liked the line…

“Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass (or champagne coupe, if you have one). Garnish with a large, thin slice of lemon peel. Bet large. Tip the chef de partie. Flirt with Moneypenny. Get out before they use the laser.”