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The Martini Cocktail: Vesper

Reprinted with permission from The Martini Cocktail: A Meditation on the World’s Greatest Drink, with Recipes* by Robert Simonson, copyright © 2019. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House.  Photography copyright: Lizzie Munro © 2019.

Ian Fleming and his creation, James Bond, caused the world to suffer many bad Martinis. But they also gave us the Vesper, a damn fine drink. Bond comes up with the recipe on the spot in the 1953 novel Casino Royale.

Makes 1 cocktail

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