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Daniel Craig James Bond 007
In the James Bond movie and novel Casino Royale, agent 007 invents and names the new vodka cocktail “Vesper.” We’ve included the scene below in video along with the original Vesper recipe and BourbonBlog.com‘s updated suggested version.

As Kina Lillet is typically no longer available, we recommend using Lillet Blanc in place as an alternative when making the famous drink which premiered in the 1953 Ian Flemming novel.

Original Vesper Recipe

Kina Lillet Vesper
3 measures Gordon’s
1 of Vodka
1/2 measure Kina Lillet

“Shake it up over ice, then add a thin slice of lemon peel.”

Revised Vesper Cocktail Recipe

Vesper Cocktail Martini1 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Gin
1/2 oz. Lillet Blanc

Combine all in a tin and stir over ice until cold. Strain and express with lemon

Watch the Scene from Casino Royale

Vesper Cocktail James Bond Casino Royale

New cocktail suggestions from BourbonBlog.com Chef/Mixlogist Stephen Dennison

 

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