Vesper Martini: the recipe, history and preparation of the beloved James Bond cocktail

ingredients
  • Gin
    6cl
    • 263 kcal

  • Vodka
    1,5cl
    • 231 kcal

  • Dry vermouth


    0.75cl
  • Lemon peel
    to taste
    • 50 kcal

Calories refer to 100 grams of product

the Vespers Where Vesper Martini it’s a cocktail before dinner based on Gin, dry vodka And white vermouth; once upon a time, to prepare it, it was used Kina Lillet, a French vermouth with a bitter taste quinine, is no longer in production, which is now replaced by the Lillet White, sweeter than classic dry vermouth. Vesper is a variant of the Martini cocktail, invented in 1953 from Ian flaming in his novel about the secret agent 007 James Bond, Casino Royale: the name of the cocktail is inspired by the female protagonist, the Bond girl Vesper Lynd, with whom the secret agent is in love. Unlike the classic Martini, however, the Vesper is prepared “shaken” And “not agitated”: that is to say restless And not mixedor, and this is precisely the difference that makes it unique, compared to the drink from which it is inspired, apart from the addition of vodka.

How to prepare the Vesper Martini

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Put the ice in the martini glass (1) and let cool. Put the gin, vodka and vermouth with a few ice cubes (2) in the shaker and shake for ten seconds. Discard the ice from the cup and pour in the drink, straining through the colander. Decorate with a long slice of lemon zest. Your Vesper Martini is ready to be served (3).

Advice

You can consume the Vesper Martini as an accompaniment to fish balls, asparagus and shrimp risotto, cuttlefish and peas pasta, salmon kebabs or, in general, with appetizers and pasta dishes, rice or fish.

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