In the James Bond movie and novel Casino Royale, agent 007 invents and names the new vodka cocktail “Vesper.” We’ve included the scene below in video along with the original Vesper recipe and BourbonBlog.com‘s updated suggested version.
As Kina Lillet is typically no longer available, we recommend using Lillet Blanc in place as an alternative when making the famous drink which premiered in the 1953 Ian Flemming novel.
Original Vesper Recipe
“Shake it up over ice, then add a thin slice of lemon peel.”
Revised Vesper Cocktail Recipe
Combine all in a tin and stir over ice until cold. Strain and express with lemon
Watch the Scene from Casino Royale
New cocktail suggestions from BourbonBlog.com Chef/Mixlogist Stephen Dennison