May Vesper

Difford's Guide

Ingredients

Barware

Martini glass
Measuring jigger
Shaker
Strainer
Fine sieve

Nutrition

There are approximately 190 calories in one serving of May Vesper.
May Vesper image

Serve in a

Martini glass

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist.

How to make:

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

2 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
23 fl oz Lagavulin 16yo Islay single malt whisky
13 fl oz Lillet Blanc
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Comment:

A bone dry and Islay smoked Vesper "may" appeal – certainly worth a try if you're into Martinis and Islay whisky.

About:

Adapted from a recipe created by Angus Waugh in Edinburgh, Scotland who originally made this cocktail with Bruichladdich malt whisky and The Botanist gin. He loves Vespers and enjoys Bruichladdich and Botanist gin, plus they are both made at the same distillery. "With that in mind, I decided to make a Vesper using The Botanist gin and replacing the single measure of vodka in the recipe with a measure of The Classic Laddie (not too peaty). I retained the Lillet Blanc in honour of the "Auld Alliance" between Scotland and France in the 13th to 16th centuries. I call the cocktail the "May Vesper", May being James Bond's Scottish housekeeper in the Fleming novels."

More information on the story behind Bond's Vesper can be found on our Vesper cocktail page page.

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