Vesper Martini Recipe

Vesper Martini
The Spruce
  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving
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Every James Bond fan will recognize the lines in the recipe below as the first martini ​Bond ordered in Casino Royale.

The Kina Lillet Bond speaks of can be found today labeled as White or Blanc Lillet. It's a brand of dry vermouth made in France since the late 1800's that is often referred to as "the apèritif of Bordeaux". Bond's glassware of choice for the Vesper is a deep Champagne goblet.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

The Vesper according to Ian Fleming and James Bond:

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?
-Casino Royale, Chapter 7