Mastering the Amazing Martini
Anyone familiar with Ian Fleming’s novel Casino Royale knows that Vesper was an attractive and seductive woman, who ultimately brought disaster to James Bond when he became involved with her. The truest definition of a femme fatale. So it’s no wonder that James names a particular martini after her, one that seems simple and attractive and yet packs quite a punch, at 100 proof.
It’s common knowledge that author, Ian Fleming, knew his way around a bar, and while it’s quite impossible to recreate his iconic drink to the letter because the quinine dry wine, Kina Lillet, no longer exists, it’s possible to get close. Some people use Lillet Blanc and add their own quinine. Still, others use Cocchi Americano. But these ingredients are often hard or impossible to come by.
So, today, on Plate, History by the Plate, we’re going to give you a new version of the iconic drink in our video, Mastering the Amazing Martini. It’s quick and easy to prepare. Sip slowly, however, because it’s still quite the femme fatale of a cocktail.