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.

About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

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.

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