Martini vs. Vodkatini vs. Vesper

Martini Glasses

A real Martini is made with gin.

Despite what James Bond says in the movies, if you use vodka, you get a Vodkatini.

In the James Bond books, the character actually drinks a Vesper. They pay homage to the Vesper in the latest James Bond flick, Casino Royale, starring Daniel Craig as Bond and Eva Green as Vesper Lynd.

Here are the recipes:

Martini
1 1/2 ounces gin
a dash of dry vermouth
Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a pitted cocktail olive.

(The less vermouth, the dryer the Martini)

Vodkatini
1 1/2 ounces vodka
a dash of dry vermouth
Follow same directions as the Martini.

Vesper
3 ounces vodka
1 ounce gin
1/4 ounce Lillet Blond
Shake with ice, strain into a martini glass and garnish with an orange peel.

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2 responses to “Martini vs. Vodkatini vs. Vesper

  1. Ethan Bentley

    Hey,
    A correction is needed for the Vesper recipe.
    The actual recipe is:
    3 measures of Gin
    1 Measure of Vodka
    1/2 Measure of Lillet (Kina Lillet is no longer available an Lillet Blanc is the best substitute.)
    Also the drink should be served in a deep champagne goblet and garnished with a thin slice of lemon NOT orange.

    Regards,

    EB

  2. Who cares. James Bond might dress well but his tastebuds are for shit.