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Secret Sauce

Vesper Martini by The Polo Bar


From The Polo Bar’s award-winning beverage director, Darnell Dodson:

The Vesper Martini is a true classic cocktail, first mentioned by James Bond in Casino Royale, where he calls for a martini that’s two parts gin, one part vodka, and one part Kina Lillet — shaken, not stirred.



2 ounces Stoli Elit Vodka

1 ounce Monkey 47 Gin

1/4 ounce Lillet Blanc

1 dash Angostura Bitters

Grapefruit twist, to garnish



Watch the video tutorial here.

Serves 1.