The James Bond Vesper Martini
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And here is Brad’s recipe to make a Vesper Martini or some call it a “Dirty” Martini. James Bond’s quintessential cocktail was first showcased in Ian Fleming’s 1953 novel Casino Royale and must be shaken (not stirred) just as 007 requested.
Originally it was made with three measures of Gordon’s gin, one of vodka and half a measure of Kina Lillet.
Kina Lillet doesn't exist any longer so Lillet Blanc is a good alternative but less bitter than the original. You can add a drop of Angostura Bitters or use Cocchi Americano, which is similar as a style and slightly dryer.
For this recipe we are using two of Mitton Wines’ award winning spirits; Broken Clock English Vodka and Eden Mill Gin from St Andrews, Scotland... a perfectly British combination. Nobody does it better!
60ml Eden Mill Original Gin
20ml Broken Clock Vodka
10ml Lillet Blanc or Cocchi Americano
Add all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake.
Strain into a chilled Martini glass and garnish with a lemon peel.
Broken Clock Vodka is made in Cheshire (UK) from slow-ripened, organic, windfall apples and a selection of botanicals found in old Georgian recipes including bergamot and angelica root.
Let's go cocktail making with Brad!