James Bond is known for his love of martinis, shaken not stirred. It should come as no surprise that he's great at making cocktails.
Among his favourite cocktails is the Vesper Martini, which 007 drinks in Casino Royale. The peculiarity of this martini, which appears in the 1953 Ian Fleming novel, is that it is served with a thin strip of lemon peel.
How to make a James Bond martini
According to James Bond Lifestyle, the recipe is as follows: ”Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?” Kina Lillet is a type of vermouth that may be hard to find. If so, it can be replaced by any dry vermouth.
How to serve a James Bond martini
The instructions for preparing the drink? Just mix all the ingredients together, shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Don't forget the lemon peel garnish! For an alternative garnish, try skewered olives stuffed with blue cheese.
This article was updated on 01/11/2022.