A little background
In Fleming's 1953 novel Casino Royale, Bond ordered the following yet-unnamed cocktail from a bartender: "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?" His directions were crystal clear, and for his trouble, he got what would have been an ill-proportioned drink, where the Lillet got drowned by gin, which in turn was not nearly drowned enough by the vodka.
Shortly thereafter Bond named the Vesper. And then he never ordered it on the page again.
A lot has changed since 1953—hell, six men have played Bond since—and that includes the ingredients in Bond's original Vesper. Gordon's gin is no longer as strong as it used to be, for one.
For another, Lillet altered its formula; Kina Lillet became the less-bitter Lillet Blanc. In this how-to, we have the original recipe as Bond ordered it, but look here for ways to tweak it so that it more closely replicates the 1953 version.
We do our vesper Martini with a mix of Lillet blanc and Kina aero d’or.
Kina aero d’or which is similar that Kina fillet in the first vesper order in 1953.
We do not shake it though. We stir it :)
- Wine Aperitif
ABV = 31,3%
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