First introduced in Ian Fleming’s 1953 book, “Casino Royale“ the recipe for a classic Vesper Martini – now often known as the “Bond Martini” is extremely precise, but recreating it at home is easier than you think… and practice makes perfect.
The Vesper Martini combines gin and vodka with dry vermouth. It’s a very potent mix so perhaps share out any practice rounds with willing friends, and whatever you do, please don’t get behind the wheel of an Aston Martin (or attempt to climb a tall building / jump out of a helicopter, get into a speed boat etc) after drinking one.
Video coming soon.
- 25ml PURE Organic Vodka
- 60ml London dry Gin
- 10ml Dry Vermouth
- Lemon peel garnish
- Martini Glass
- Boston Shaker
- Fill Boston shaker with ice
- Add all ingredients to shaker
- Shake well
- Strain and pour
- Garnish with lemon peel
Photos coming soon.
Want the method according to James Bond himself (Casino Royale, Chapter 7)?
“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?”
Did you know “Shaken, Not Stirred” was a line first used in “Diamonds are Forever” published in 1956.
Although many bartenders prefer to stir a classic martini, the shake actually dilutes the drink, which is probably a good idea with a cocktail this heavy on the alcohol.
How to Serve:
Bond preferred a deep Champagne goblet but we like the angle of a modern martini glass. However, if you only have a tumbler, a tea cup or a water bottle to hand… we won’t judge. Live and Let Die, right…
PURE British class.
Want to make this cocktail at home?
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