Vesper Martini Cocktail

The Vesper Martini is James Bond's original martini of choice - a combination of gin & vodka, but mostly gin. His martini was later changed to be primarily vodka because the Smirnoff brand insisted - a well-paying sponsor. This is how you make the original.
How to make a Vesper Martini Cocktail | the iconic Vesper Martini Recipe and Bond Martini


Serve in a Martini glass

  • 1 1/2 shot gin
  • 1/2 shot vodka
  • 1/4 shot dry vermouth

Garnish: 1 lemon twist

Tools & Equipment

How to Make

  1. Add all the ingredients to your mixing glass.
  2. Lovingly stir for 25-30 seconds (or shake for 10-15 seconds).
  3. Fine strain into a chilled martini glass.
  4. Add the garnish.


The Vesper Martini was created by James Bond in the novel Casino Royale. It is made with vodka, gin, and Lillet Blanc, and it has a complex and unique flavor. In addition to its great flavor, the Vesper Martini is also very versatile, as it can be served either shaken or stirred. This makes it a great choice for any occasion.

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