Death Gin Vesper

May 15, 2024

Unleash Your Inner 007 with the Death Gin Vesper Cocktail

If you’re a fan of James Bond, you know that the Vesper Martini is more than just a cocktail; it’s a symbol of sophistication, style, and a touch of danger. Made famous by Ian Fleming’s iconic spy in the novel “Casino Royale,” the Vesper is a potent concoction that demands attention and respect. And now, with Death Gin as our secret agent, we’re ready to shake (not stir) up this classic cocktail and take our taste buds on a thrilling adventure.

The Story Behind the Vesper Martini

In “Casino Royale,” James Bond orders a Vesper Martini while gambling at the casino. He specifies his own unique recipe: “Three measures of Gordon’s [gin], 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.”

The Vesper Martini is named after the enigmatic Vesper Lynd, a character who captivates Bond’s attention throughout the novel. It’s a drink that reflects Bond’s refined tastes, his penchant for danger, and his unwavering confidence.

Crafting the Death Gin Vesper

Now, it’s time to bring the Vesper Martini to life with Death Gin, our bold and botanical spirit that adds a unique twist to this classic cocktail. Here’s how to craft your own Death Gin Vesper:


  • 60ml Death Gin
  • 20ml Vodka
  • 10ml Lillet Blanc
  • Lemon peel, for garnish
  • Ice


  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine Death Gin, vodka, and Lillet Blanc.
  2. Shake the ingredients vigorously until well-chilled and fully mixed, allowing the flavors to meld together harmoniously.
  3. Strain the cocktail into a chilled martini glass, ensuring a smooth and refreshing pour.
  4. Express the oils from a lemon peel over the surface of the drink by gently squeezing it over the glass, then garnish the cocktail with the peel.
  5. Serve and enjoy your Death Gin Vesper cocktail, a true testament to the art of mixology and the allure of James Bond’s world.

Why It’s a Must-Try:

The Death Gin Vesper cocktail is more than just a drink; it’s an experience that transports you to the glamorous and thrilling world of James Bond. With Death Gin as its star ingredient, this cocktail boasts a bold and botanical flavor profile that perfectly complements the smoothness of the vodka and the subtle sweetness of Lillet Blanc. It’s a cocktail that demands attention and respect, just like its namesake.

So, gather your ingredients, shake up a batch of this classic cocktail, and toast to the timeless allure of James Bond with Death Gin. Whether you’re sipping it at a glamorous casino or enjoying it in the comfort of your own home, the Death Gin Vesper is sure to leave you shaken and stirred in all the right ways.

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