Vesper "Bond" Cocktail Recipe

Gin, Vodka, Lillet
Photo for Curtis Lee

The Vesper is a spirit-forward cocktail that is the first martini James Bond ordered in Casino Royale. It's distinctive in that it includes both gin and vodka, in addition to the French aperitif, Lillet Blanc.

Vesper "Bond" Cocktail Ingredients

3 oz dry Gin (Bond preferred Gordon's)
1 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Lillet Blanc or Cocchi Americano
Lemon twist

How to make a Vesper "Bond" Cocktail

  1. Pour ingredients into a shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well until it is extremely cold.
  3. Pour into a martini glass.
  4. Garnish with a large, thin twist of lemon.
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