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Vesper Martini

The Vesper Martini is a very well-known gin cocktail that can convince with a particularly classic and tart taste. This drink is made exclusively from alcoholic ingredients and is therefore not for the faint-hearted. Discover our simple Vesper Martini recipe and prepare the drink!

Vesper Martini Cocktail Recipe

  • 6 cl gin
  • 2 cl vodka
  • 1,5 cl Dry Vermouth

Step by Step Guide

  1. Put all the ingredients in a mixing glass.
  2. Add a few ice cubes and stir well for about 20 seconds.
  3. Strain the drink through a sieve into a martini glass and garnish with a lemon wedge. Then serve immediately or enjoy yourself.
Vesper Martini
Recipe by Tim


The Godfather

Since the Vesper Martini Cocktail consists exclusively of alcoholic ingredients, this drink is not shaken but stirred. Measure out all the ingredients with a jigger and put them into a mixing glass. Add a few ice cubes and stir everything with a bar spoon. After stirring for about 20 seconds (the ingredients should have become very cold by now), you can strain the drink through a bar strainer into a martini glass. Grain the drink with a lemon zest or a cucumber stick and serve.

This is what the Vesper Martini Cocktail tastes like


31 Reviews

The taste of this drink is very classic, tart and alcoholic. This drink still tastes like the cocktails did in the 1920s. The pleasantly tart juniper flavour of the gin is underlined by the pithy and alcoholic notes of the vodka. Added to this is the dry, fruity flavour of the vermouth, which provides unexpected variety. Try the drink for yourself and let its uniquely classic taste convince you! Apropos: If you would like to try other classic drinks, we recommend the Dry Martini. Here, too, the tart and alcoholic notes are clearly in the foreground. Try the drink for yourself!

Perhaps the true James Bond cocktail after all?

The Vesper Martini was invented by none other than James Bond author Ian Fleming. The drink was first mentioned in the book “Casino Royale” in 1953. The gin cocktail is named after the fictional double agent Vesper Lynd. Bon ordered the cocktail loosely translated as follows: “Three measures of Gordon’s, one measure of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake very well until ice cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Do you have it?”. These days, however, they should stir the drink rather than shake it. Shaking can otherwise water down the drink too much. Always follow the rule of thumb: cocktails that consist only of spirits stir all others shake.

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