What is in the Bond Vesper Martini? [Video]

02 September 2015 | By

While most associate James Bond with the vodka martini (shaken, not stirred), there is another martini, the “Vesper,” which is named after the original Bond girl, Vesper Lynd.

The Vesper uses both gin and vodka (for an extra punch), and Bond substitutes Kina Lillet instead of vermouth, and also a sub a lemon peel instead of an olive. (though, the British bartender in this how to video uses organic orange peel over Bond’s lemon request. The drink first appeared in Ian Fleming’s 1953 novel Casino Royale when Bond asked the bartender t mix him a martini (with a “twist”):

‘A dry Martini,’ he 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 slice of lemon-peel. Got it?’

If want to learn how to properly make Vesper Martini for your Bond fan friends and family, watch the video for step-by-step how to.

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