Reversed Vesper & Tonic 'Martini'

Difford's Guide



Martini glass
Measuring jigger
Fine sieve


There are approximately 191 calories in one serving of Reversed Vesper & Tonic 'Martini'.

Styles & Flavours


Reversed Vesper & Tonic 'Martini' image

Serve in a

Martini glass


Lemon zest twist

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
1 fl oz Ketel One Vodka
1 fl oz Lillet Blanc
16 fl oz Becherovka original liqueur
16 fl oz Giffard Grenadine Syrup
12 fl oz Tonic water


Martini in style but with the hard edges smoothed and a hint of eastern spice added. Worryingly, it took 14 attempts and 13 wasted drinks to arrive at the above formula but it seemed like an idea worth pursuing.


Created in 2008 by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Cabinet Room, London, England.

James Bond named his favourite style of Martini (Vesper) after the beautiful Russian agent Vesper Lynd. This version is 'Reversed' due to the dramatically increased ratio of Lillet Blanc. Fittingly my drink mixes East and West European ingredients with the introduction of Becherovka. And where there is Becherovka there should be tonic water. (See Be-ton)

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