Recipe: Vesper Martini
Recipe courtesy of Ultimate Bar Book
by Mittie Hellmich
Published by Chronicle Books
Conjured straight from Ian Flemingís Casino Royale, this infamous Martini was James Bondís cocktail of choice, named after Vesper Lynd, Bondís doomed double-agent girlfriend. This very potent cocktail appropriately calls for Russian vodka, symbolic of Vesper Lyndís allegiance to the Russians, served with an orange twist to complement the Lillet, a delicious replacement for vermouth, in Bondís preferred glass, a champagne coupe. Of course, this drink is shaken, not stirred.
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