Of this take on a martini, James Bond quipped, “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.” What he said.



  • 1½ ounces Blue Beetle Gin
  • 1 ounce Vodka
  • ½ ounce Lillet Blanc
  •  1 lemon


  • Stir gin, vodka, and Lillet Blanc in an ice-filled mixing glass until very cold, about 30 seconds. Strain cocktail through a Hawthorne strainer or a slotted spoon into a martini glass.
  • Using a small serrated knife, remove a 1″ strip of peel from lemon (some white pith is okay); it should be stiff enough to provide some resistance when bent. Twist over drink to express oils; discard. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Recipe by Chiltern Firehouse, London
Photograph by Peden & Munk

Source: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/vesper