Pink 47 Martini – Vesper

MARTINI VESPER

This James Bond favourite is a strong Martini variant: gin, vodka and a kiss of Lillet Blonde.

  • Glass: Champagne coupe or Martini

  • Time: 2 mins
  • Difficulty: 4/10
  • Yield: 1 cocktail
  • Alcohol Units: 3.8
  • Origin: From Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale
    where it was James Bond’s cocktail of choice – named after Vesper Lynd, his double agent girlfriend

 

 

INGREDIENTS

6cl.   Pink 47 gin 
2cl.   Russian Vodka
1cl.   Lillet Blonde

GARNISH

Lemon peel twist

TIPS

Lillet Blanc is a blend of Bordeaux Wine and Citrus Liqueur. If you can’t find it then dry vermouth and a dash of bitters works well.
*Stirring is preferable to shaking, which shatters the ice and dilutes the drink.

 

PREPERATION

1.  Chill a martini glass with ice and water

2.  Fill the tin half of a cocktail shaker with ice cubes

3.  Add the gin, vodka & lillet blanc and stir*

4.  Empty the glass

5.  Shake out any remaining water

6.  Strain the cocktail into the glass

7.  Garnish with a lemon twist

 

PINK 47

Pink 47 is a highly distinctive London Dry Gin offered in a unique diamond shaped bottle.
It is made using a delicious recipe carefully crafted in small batches with a mix of ten different botanicals
The result is a gin of full and complex flavour. Four times distilled and at 47% alcohol by volume, it is perfect for cocktails: strong and smooth with a crisp and compelling finish.

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