Friday, November 15, 2013

Cocktail du jour: The Vesper

"I never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold and very well-made". 
James Bond, Casino Royale
*and Mrs. C&G

The only cocktail we could end this week with is a James Bond special, the Vesper. Daniel Craig lines up six of them in the movie Quantum of Solace, but I'd have to call it quits after one. Gin and vodka together is quite a dangerous combination and a fitting tribute to the Russian double agent, Vesper Lynd.

James falls in love with her and she almost convinces him they could run off into the sunset together, only to kill herself when she realizes they'll never be free. Poor James. He tracks down the bad guy at his stunning Lake Como villa (yours to rent) and utters the famous last words "The name's Bond, James Bond". All he's left with is her memory and this lethal cocktail. And maybe a free room at the beautiful lakeside villa. Cheers!

The Vesper
3 oz Gin
1 oz Vodka
1/4 oz Lillet
Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice
We all know the next step
Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist

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