The perfect cocktail when you are trying to channel your inner Bond. This simple yet refreshing and tasty cocktail first appeared in Ian Flemming's Casino Royal novel in 1953. To be precise, this is how Bond called for the drink, “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?” The drink takes its name from Bond Girl Vesper Lynd, a character in the same novel.
2 1/4 oz. Gin
3/4 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Lillet blanc
Serve this classic cocktail anytime for the perfect aperitif or while playing in a high-stake card game.
Shake all ingredients well and strain into chilled coupe or cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon peel.
Try this cocktail with Genever for a rich, silky cocktail. You can play around with the proportions as I have. The original follows a 3:1:1/2 ratio.