Cucumber Vesper

The Vesper was invented by Bond author Ian Fleming, and first appeared in the novel, "Casino Royale," published in 1953. The drink is named for the double agent, and Bond's romantic interest, Vesper Lynd. Agent 007 himself provides the instructions for how to make it: "Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?".

Does life imitate art, or does art imitate life? We have no idea, but we do know a tasty drink when we see one, and this cucumber-infused variation on the classic Vesper cocktail certainly fits the bill. We've used a few specific non-alcoholic spirits like Ritual Gin Alternative and Amethyst Lemon Cucumber Serrano, but you're welcome to change things up or use traditional alcoholic spirits (see the note down below for instructions on making this low alcohol).


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