Vesper is the signature cocktail of 007.  It was in Ian Flemming’s 1953 Casino Royale and it still is one of the Martini lovers’ “to drink” list.







  • 3 ounce gin
  • 2 ounce vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Lillet Blanc

How to prepare Vesper:

Pour all the ingredients into a mixing glass full of ice.  Stir well and strain into a chilled Martini glass.  Serve it by twisting a lemon peel over the cocktail, rub it along the rim and drop it in the drink.

Recipe by Simon Ford