20. April 2015 by swizzzlestick
“Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon´s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it´s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?”, Ian Fleming Casino Royal (1953).
James Bond was sharing a carafe of his unnamed cocktail, chilled in a bowl of ice, with a female agent. It turned out her name was Vesper.
Cocchi Americano is acknowledged to be the most similar product in existence to the old-formula Kina Lillet. And here is my Vesper for tonight.