April 02, 2009

Chug! Chug! Chug!

This blog is primarily about fashion, but I believe a stylish drink is also essential. What woman doesn't swoon when the bartender shakes up a drink specially for her? And who would James Bond (one of the most stylish fictional characters I know) be without his Martinis "shaken not stirred"?

So, obviously what I present to you now is a drink. Not just any drink, but the Vesper. Anyone who's seen the 2006 James Bond film 'Casino Royale' (if you haven't I suggest you get your ass to the nearest entertainment store and buy a copy!) knows this is the cocktail he conjures up for his beloved beauty Vesper Lynd.

When the weather's hot, there's nothing like an ice-cold cocktail and the Vesper is just the drink to quench your thirst.


First, put a martini glass in the freezer and slice a lemon peel in a twister shape. Then:
  • Six parts Gordon's or Tanqueray gin

  • Two parts vodka (preferably Stolichnaya Blue)

  • One part of Kina Lillet (or Dry Vermouth)

Shake all the ingredients over ice in a shaker. Then pour into the chilled martini glass and add the lemon peel as garnishing. Now you have a refreshing and fancy cocktail!
Be sure not to have too many, though, one too many of these and you'll feel it in the morning!

(Don't drink and drive, y'all)

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