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The Vesper Cocktail Recipe

Updated: Feb 23, 2021

The Vesper or the Vesper Martini was invented by the James Bond author Ian Fleming and first appeared in his book “Casino Royale,” named after the fictional double agent Vesper Lynd.

The Vesper Cocktail Recipe


  • 3 oz of gin

  • 1 oz of vodka

  • ½ oz Lillet blanc aperitif

  • Use a lemon twist as a garnish


Add the gin, vodka and Lillet blanc into a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Express the oils from a lemon twist over the drink, rub the twist along the rim of the glass and drop it into the cocktail.

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