Vesper is a cocktail that was first mentioned by Ian Fleming in his 1953 James Bond novel, Casino Royale. In the novel, James Bond orders a "medium vodka dry martini," while his companion, Vesper Lynd, asks for "a medium dry vesper." The name combines the names of two of the book's major characters: Vesper and Bond. It is typically made with gin, vodka and americano. They are served in a champagne coupe glass on ice with an olive or lemon peel on the rim.

Spirit Used


¼ ounce Lillet Blanc
½ ounce vodka
2 ounces gin
Lemon twist for garnish


1. In a mixing glass, combine the Lillet Blanc, vodka, and gin.
2. Add ice and stir to chill.
3. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

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