The Vesper Martini was invented by author Ian Fleming for the first outing of his character James Bond in the 1953 novel Casino Royale. Since that memorable scene in the film, it’s become a classic; the initial sip providing an exhilarating thrill reminiscent of the feeling one gets in the opening scene of a James Bond film.
The Harvey Nichols Vesper Martini Cocktail is handcrafted using Portobello Road Gin (made a short walk across London’s Hyde Park from the birthplace of Ian Fleming in Mayfair and his later home on Ebury Street in Belgravia), Fair Vodka (Bond preferred potato-based vodka, but times are changing so we’ve gone with quinoa), Lillet Blanc (to replace the sadly discontinued Kina Lillet), and a dash of lemon oils. All of which have, of course, been: “shaken, not stirred”.
Available as a single serving or a larger seven serving bottle. Serve ice-cold in a chilled Martini glass. You could add a thin slice of lemon peel, but due to our inclusion of lemon oils, this is not needed, it does look pretty neat with it though, we’ll leave it up to you. Fuss-free cocktail perfection.