This is the James Bond martini, named for Vesper Lynd, the doomed love interest in Casino Royale. "I never have more than one drink before dinner," said Bond. "But I do like that one to be very large and very strong and very cold and very well made."
3 ounces gin
1 ounce vodka
1/2 ounce blond Lillet
Twist of lemon
1. Pour liquid ingredients into an ice-filled shaker.
2. Shake, then strain into a chilled martini glass.
3. Garnish with the lemon twist.
Adapted from Straight Up Or On the Rocks by William Grimes (North Point Press, 2001). Copyright 2001 by William Grimes.
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