Playlist: Martini Madness
Music for those lone nights under the gentle light of the moon. Best indulged with a glass of Martini (or two) – an ideal time and place to experience James Bond creator Ian Fleming’s signature Martini called the “Vesper”.
At Dukes Bar in London, head bartender Alessandro Palazzi makes a special blend of the Vesper by using No. 3 London Dry Gin, Kina Lillet Vermouth, Angostura bitters and Potocki vodka. The latter in honor of the real-life inspiration for the Vesper – Polish-born Christine Granville – who was reportedly Fleming’s lover.
The Vesper Dukes Style
|4||dashes Angostura Bitters|
|2||tablespoons Lillet Blanc|
|2||shots Potachi Vodka|
|2||shots Berry Bros and Rudd, No 3 Gin|
|1||piece Orange Peel|
Make sure vodka, gin and martini glass are stored in the freezer.