What We’re Consuming: The Vesper

The name’s Blanc, Lillet Blanc. The Vesper is a great cocktail for someone who wants to serve a creative classic. A classic Vesper uses gin, vodka, and Lillet Blanc. It’s rather strong, but as James Bond’s drink of choice, it’s a must-try for any adrenaline junkie. Though Bond normally insisted on his martinis being “shaken, not stirred,” any seasoned mixologist knows that you should never shake a ‘tini. Check out the recipe below, and discover how to design a Vesper that even 007 would drool over.


3 oz. gin

1 oz. vodka

½ oz. Lillet Blanc

1 lemon peel


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add gin, vodka and Lillet Blanc to the shaker.
  3. Using a tall bar spoon, stir mixture approximately 50 times. Warning: your shaker will get pretty frosty on the outside!
  4. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass
  5. Cut a thin strip of lemon peel and twist over the drink. Run peel around rim of cocktail glass before placing it to float in the martini.
  6. Take a sip and go save a damsel in distress.



Source: Bonappetit

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Bright Cellars

Our staff is full of passionate wine lovers. With our amazing sommeliers at the helm, we’ve been schooled on all things wine. We came together to write this article, in hopes of spreading a little wine-ducation with you.

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