A Spy’s Drink

The garnish is for eating

This drink was made famous by a certain spy who likes to repeat his last name twice on introduction.

I am of course referring to William Shatner.

Captain Kirk was just a cover to trick the Swiss.

A dry gin can be substituted for those who don’t like all the botanicals in Hendricks. If so reduce the vodka to an ounce and increase the gin to 2 1/2 ounces. Lillet is a French apertif somewhat like vermouth, but not close enough to substitute.

The Vesper

  • 2 ounce Hendrick’s Gin
  • 1 1/2 ounce Stolichnaya Vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Lillet Blanc
  • Long string of lemon rind

Fill a shaker with ice. Add liquors and mix thoroughly. Pour in Martini glass and garnish with rind.

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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28 Responses to A Spy’s Drink

  1. Carolyn Chan says:

    Did you chill your martini glass as well ? That looks like it would be ice cold and soooo delicious.

  2. Sara says:

    Ah I love Lillet. This looks like a great drink (and not a light one either).

  3. Nice twist. Both the garnish and the amusing bait-and-switch.

  4. bulldogsturf says:

    Shaken and not stirred?….

  5. That is a proper drink. Four of those and you’re in free fall off the bar stool:)

  6. Damn, was going to make the “shaken, not stirred” comment too but bulldogsturf got in before me! There´s something so decadent about this drink, but as Roger says…powerful stuff!

  7. Eva Taylor says:

    William Shatner is Canadian! We’re everywhere!
    Happy Thursday!

  8. egg me on says:

    Wow, I can tell this is from Rufus with love. I certainly wouldn’t say Dr. No to that drink. Why not right? You only live twice, and I’ve got a license to … chill.

  9. Tandy says:

    I need to visit you and try all these cocktails!

  10. Karen says:

    I have Lillet in the refrigerator just waiting for a cocktail like this.

  11. ChgoJohn says:

    I’ll have to take your word for it. Gin and I had a falling out decades ago and we’ve not spoken since.

  12. aFrankAngle says:

    Off topic – When, I’d like to see your reaction to what our dinner group menu – created individually without collaboration. http://afrankangle.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/on-a-monday-twister/

  13. billpeeler says:

    I just love a good gin martooni – thanks for featuring this!

  14. Lillet has a ring to it.. I’m going to have to try this one, perhaps on the deck this aft!

  15. I need a sip of that right now! Simply perfect!

  16. Lauren says:

    Gin again. Ah, yes… I think I may need to give my least favorite spirit one more try.

  17. This is new because I’m not a gin lover but I want to try it just because it looks really good. :)

  18. LOL!! You are hilarious!

  19. No doubt consumed with gloves (no fingerprints) and magically with no lip prints on the glass.

  20. Pingback: Rufus Reruns: G is for Gin | Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

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