The Vesper Martini Recipe

Exclusive from The Daily Meal

“Cheesy” Kale Chips
Instead of grabbing a bag of potato chips, make a batch of healthy kale chips from Paulding &...
Mongolian Skirt Steak
Executive Chef Kevin Long (from the kitchens of Red Lantern Restaurant and Lounge in Boston’s...
Carrot Muffins Recipe
A healthy take on carrot cake. Utilize Greek yogurt and canola oil to produce moist, flavorful...

Flickr/ joeszilvagyi

It's no secret that James Bond loves to drink, but while the "shaken, not stirred" order gets all the attention, the Vesper Martini has become just as much of a cult classic. The Vesper Martini is an original James Bond cocktail created by the author of the Bond series, Ian Fleming. In the book, Casino Royale, written in 1953, Mr. Bond orders a very specific martini — three parts gin, one part vodka, and ½ a part Lillet — otherwise known as the Vesper Martini. This drink has gone on to achieve some fame of its own. It has become of staple in bars everywhere, including The NoMad Hotel — current New York hot spot. Leo Robitschek, beverage director of The NoMad Hotel, gave us his variation on the Vesper.



  • 1/2 part Cocchi Apperitivo
  • 1 part Absolut Vodka
  • 2 parts Beefeater Dry


Build all ingredients in a tall glass. Add ice and stir vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a lemon peel.

Recipe Details

Servings: 1

Be a Part of the Conversation

Have something to say?
Add a comment (or see what others think).

Post a comment

Add a Comment

Upload a picture of yourself no larger than 3MB, please see Terms for details
Please answer this Captcha to prove you are human
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Please answer this Captcha to prove you are human