Dec 5, 2006

Beyond "shaken not stirred": The Vesper.

I saw Casino Royale with my family over Thanksgiving and loved it. During the movie I tried to take mental notes to remember the new Vesper martini recipe (named for his love interest, Vesper Lynd), but had to search a little to confirm I had it right. My favorite line of the film is when Vesper asks him why he named the drink after her, "Because of the bitter aftertaste?" she asked, "No, because once you have tasted it, it's all you want to drink," Bond replied. Here's the recipe:

3 parts Gordon's Gin
1 part Vodka
1/2 part Lillet Blanc (a French white wine apéritif)
Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

Oh and if you want to add a little more Bond to your bar there are some cool vintage posters like this out there, they make great gifts for bachelors and wanna-be bachelors.


Anonymous said...

Thanks, I was wondering what the drink was. I was much more impressed by the film than the swimsuits. What were your thoughts?

Sarah said...

Lizzie - looks like we have ourselves a Christmas Eve cocktail! I'd prefer the gin and vodka quantities be reversed, but who am I to argue with James??

Lizzie said...

No problem! Glad I could help. As far as the bathing suits, not sure I really remember, Bond's was sort of 1960s Italy if I can recall. For a great bathing suit, check out the movie Borat.

Lizzie said...

We must have the Pomegranate martini for X-mas eve, we can't mess with tradition!