3 minutes /
45 ml 1.5 oz Gin
15 ml 0.5 oz Vodka
7.5 ml 0.25 oz Dry Vermouth
1 Lemon zest

1 Prepare

Get your Garnish ready. Large zest of fresh lemon

2 Ice

Fill both your martini glass and shaker with cubed ice (lots!)

3 Add ingredients

Delicately, pour your Gin and Vodka into the shaker. Add your vermouth

4 Shake

Close the shaker and shake hard and fast for 7 seconds

5 Empty glass and strain

Empty the ice in your martini glass back into the ice bucket. Strain your Vesper from the shaker into the glass

6 Garnish and serve

Garnish with a large zest of lemon

The Cocktail

A cocktail created by Ian Fleming’s James Bond character in his first book ‘Casino Royal’ in 1953. Bond spells out his ingredients to the bartender and names it after his love interest Vesper Lynn. A cross over between the Gin Martini and the Vodka Martini that Bond drinks in later adventures.


Bartender Tip:

For James Bond’s original, use Gordon’s Gin, Smirnoff vodka and Lillet Blanc (replacing the now lost Kina Lillet)

Recommended Glass

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