Every James Bond
fan will recognize the lines in the recipe below as the first martini James Bond ordered in Casino Royale
. The Kina Lillet Bond speaks 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.
- 3 measures of Gordon's Gin
- 1 measure of vodka
- 1/2 measure Kina Lillet
- lemon peel for garnish
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