About this recipe: The classic Vesper. Gin, Russian vodka, Lillet blanc and ice are shaken or stirred together, poured into a martini glass and served. Enjoy on your own or with family and friends.
Not exactly Bond's Vesper. The original recipe called for 100 proof Vodka and 94 proof Gin. Over the last 40 years distillers have, generally, lowered the proofs of their liquor. If you really want the taste, and kick, of the original, use Stoly 100 and Tanqueray Gin. Then as Matt noted in his review, use Lillet Blanc with a few drops of bitters. - 15 Jun 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
The original recipe called for Kina Lillet which had Quinine in it. Since this is no longer available, use Lillet Blanc with a few drops of Angostura Bitters to simulate the bitter taste of Quinine. - 06 Mar 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Careful, this drink will knock you over! My fiance was out before the Bond Marathon even started! - 12 May 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)