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  • KyGuy posted 2 months ago

    The Vesper has been one of my favs for some time now. This is the correct blend. MANY places do 50/50 Gin and Vodka. Just not the same.

  • rnoel.rodriguez.27358 posted 2 months ago

    Not Plymouth Gin, use Gordon's. I have made this Martini for years.

  • spamb0t posted 4 months ago

    To Sam's question, Cocchi will undoubtedly be closer to Kina Lillet as it has more quinine than Lillet Blanc. I humbly suggest Kina 'L Aero D'Or as a much closer approximation to Kina Lillet. I recently acquired a bottle and it is fantastic alone or in a cocktail such as the Vesper.

  • Sam posted 4 years ago

    I've made Vespers with lots of different gin/ vodka combinations and my experience has been that Plymouth doesn't make a very good one, at all. The Tanquerays, especially the # 10 is a better choice, along with a clean vodka, like Tito's. I've tried both the Lillet and Cocchi Americano. Since I've never had the pleasure of trying Kina Lillet, I can't know from personal experience which of the two most closely approximates it. Those who have had the pleasure seem to prefer the Cocchi. The Cocchi is a little more bitter than the Lillet. No matter which ingredients you choose, the Vesper is a very pleasant variation on the traditional martini.

  • Scott S. posted 4 years ago

    A proper Martini is stirred. Ian Flemming popularized the shaken version as a symbol of Mr. Bond's sexual prowess.

    Also, a note to the Vesper, in the book Vesper is a double agent and Bond alludes to the fact that he suspects this with the ingredients in the cocktail since Gin is usually associated with British and Vodka, Russia.

  • Martin Duffy posted 4 years ago

    Try a variant of this classic called The Vesper Prayer
    Ingredients:
    2 oz. Gin
    3/4 oz. Benedictine D.O.M.
    1/2 oz. Lillet Blanc
    Method:
    Stirred slowly over ice in mixing glass. Strained into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a large lemon twist.

    It's Heavenly!

  • Jeffreys32 posted 5 years ago

    A true Vesper Martini is Shaken, Never Stirred.


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2 oz Absolut Elyx
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14 oz Suze
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2 oz Fresh pink grapefruit juice
12 oz Fresh lime juice

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