The Vesper, made famous by Ian Fleming in Casino Royale, his first James Bond 007 book, is worthy of the gods. The delightful way the gin interacts with the twangy, piny, citrus notes of the Lillet blanc, all bolstered by a dose of vodka. Mmmm. Its pale yellow glimmer beckons the lips to take a dip in its icy splendor. But be careful, at 3 and a half ounces of alcohol, the potency of this beauty sneaks up on you. You may start divulging secrets to those around you. You will need gin, vodka, Lillet blanc, and an orange peel twist. Watch this video cocktail-mixing tutorial and learn how to make a Vesper martini.
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