Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Another Way to Die

"A dry martini," he said. "One. In a deep champagne goblet."

"Oui, monsieur."

"Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large, thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?"

"Certainly, monsieur." The barman seemed pleased with the idea.

"Gosh, that's certainly a drink," said Leiter.

Bond laughed. "When I'm . . . er . . . concentrating," he explained, "I never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold and very well-made. I hate small portions of anything, particularly when they taste bad. This drink's my own invention. I'm going to patent it when I can think of a good name."

-Ian Fleming, Casino Royale

That, my dears, is a Vesper. And this, my darlings is the new James Bond song from Jack White and Alicia Keys. It inspired me to make another version of the Vesper, one that should be sipped while taking in sounds of this awesome new song. I use Millers Gin instead because the idea of Iceland and the UK working together to create a clean fresh Gin is ripe for an international incident. I tend to prefer Ketel One Vodka, but the Russians always made the best baddies on film (Recent Indy movie is a horrific exception) so I am gonna have to go with Stolichnaya here.

There is a reason why the Raconteurs are one of my favorite bands. Mr. White has the dirty sound I love to have in my ears. Daniel Craig is sure easy on the eyes. Lets hope you enjoy this Vesper in your mouth.

Another Way To Vesper

3 Parts Millers

1 Part Stolichnaya

½ Part Lillet Blanc (Kina is no more)

Dash of Bitter Truth Lemon Bitters (Sometimes the Truth IS Bitter)

Go on and shake it to the music while you do a sexy silhouetted dance.

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