With the James Bond flick Casino Royale having been in theaters, many cocktail enthusiasts eyes were looking for the appearance of the Vesper Martini. This cocktail is a “James Bond” original, actually an Ian Fleming original, but who cares. For the most part, it is a variation on a Martini, and all bartenders know what Mr. Bond did to the martini world. “Shaken not stirred, please.” Wow, I never heard that one before. Anyway, the Vesper Martini isn’t a cocktail that works in movies but not in real life. The Vesper can hold its own in the cocktail world
3 oz Vivacity Bankers Gin
1 oz Vivacity Vodka
0.5 oz St. Germain
Shake with ice and strain into a wine glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.