MAP Vesper Martini #1, 35% ABV
Consider this your license to thrill. James Bond may not have known the true way to mix a Martini, but he redeems himself with the creation of the Vesper.
A classic Martini uses gin or vodka – this hybrid combines both. Named after Vesper Lynd, the seductive double-agent born ‘on a very stormy evening’, the power of the spirits is delicately balanced with a splash of Lillet. Much like the woman herself, Vesper isn’t messing around. It’s as crisp as Bond’s tailoring, as clean as M’s enunciation, and – much like Qs gadgets – never gets boring. Vesper means ‘evening’ in Latin, and we can’t think of a better time to enjoy our perfectly executed version.
To serve: Stir with ice cubes until startingly cold, discard ice and pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon. Drinking at a roulette table or while crashing an Embassy soirée is optional.