Sunday, August 31, 2008

Vesper

Whoa - I finally tried the Vesper cocktail of Casino Royale fame. OK, I tried two. This may just be my new favorite cocktail.

I've been experimenting a bit more with Gin ever since that one night at the Zig Zag Cafe. I don't think Gin will ever replace Bourbon as my favorite booze, but on warm summer nights Gin is very refreshing.

The Vesper also has Lillet Blanc, which is a apéritif wine from Bourdeaux. My friend Mary turned me on to Lillet some months back. It is pretty sweet and floral in flavor and really adds a nice sweetness to this cocktail.

Vesper Martini

2 oz Plymouth Gin
1 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Lillet Blanc

Shake and strain. Garnish with an orange peel.

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1 comment:

Robin said...

I can concur with Sonja. The Vesper is fabulous.