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The Vespar...Perfected


(James Bond's Casino Royale Drink)

1. Add the following over ice in a shaker:
-3 shots Citadel Gin
-1 shot Tito's Vodka
-1/2 shot Lillet Blanc
>NOTE: Brands matter here!
2. Shake until the ice crystallizes on top. 
3. Strain into a champagne goblet.  
4. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel.

"A dry martini," [Bond] 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 thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?"

"Certainly, monsieur." The barman seemed pleased with the idea.

"Gosh, that's certainly a drink," said Leiter.

Bond laughed. "When I'," he explained, "I never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold and very well-made. I hate small portions of anything, particularly when they taste bad. This drink's my own invention. I'm going to patent it when I can think of a good name."

—Ian Fleming, Casino Royale, Chapter 7, "Rouge et Noir'

by denardb on July 15, 2015, 1:18 a.m.