Synonymous with Ian Fleming's James Bond, the Vesper Martini recipe is recited by Bond to a bartender in Casino Royale. Named after Bond's doomed lover Vesper Lynd, the Vesper Martini is certainly boozy, offering a slightly smoother, a little sweeter & perhaps more flavourful experience than a regular Dry Martini.

  • Our Rating: 5
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Character: Aperitif Boozy
  • Occasions: Pre Dinner In A Casino
  • Preparation Time: 1 min
Vesper Martini

Vesper Martini Ingredients

London Dry Gin3shot
Lillet Blanc0.5shot

Garnish with a Lemon peel twist.

How to Make a Vesper Martini

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker containing ice & shake.
  2. Strain into the stemmed cocktail glass.
  3. Twist a fairly large swathe of Lemon peel over the surface of the drink & gently drop into the drink.

Fun Facts About the Vesper Martini

  • The Vesper Martini is sometimes called the "Vesper" or - for people who known its origins - the "Vesper Lynd Martini".
  • The Vesper Martini is one of the New-Era cocktails officially recognised by the International Bartenders Association.

Items You Need to Make a Vesper Martini

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Martini Glass

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Citrus Peeler

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Spirit Measure

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