Wednesday, October 10, 2007

What I was drinking - The Vesper

Dinner tonight was at Martini's in Kitchener. I ordered Bond's favorite cocktail from Casino Royale, The Vesper. The recipe in the movie goes like this.

The Vesper Martini

3 oz Gordon's Gin
1 oz Vodka
0.5 oz Lillet Blanc

Shake with ice and strain into a wine glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Martini's served this.


Smirnoff vodka
Tanqueray gin
Twist of lemon

A fine cocktail, but the lack of Lillet was noticible, I think they used Martini & Rossi.

My favorite martini related lines from Casino Royale.
James Bond: [after Bond has just lost his 10 million in the game, to the bartender] Vodka-martini.
Bartender: Shaken or stirred?
James Bond: Do I look like I give a damn?

No comments: