Posted: March 21 2014

In 1953 James Bond coined the phrase 'shaken, not stirred' while ordering a dry vodka martini in the novel 'Casino Royale'. Aside from the fact no one has ever stirred a martini, ever, 007 was actually ordering a Vesper.


  • 3 parts Lockhouse Gin
  • 1 part Lockhouse Vodka
  • 1/2 part Lillet 
  • wide strip of lemon zest


First, find your tuxedo (i prefer the white dinner jacket but live your life).  If you can't find your own Vesper Lynd (are you sensing the irony?) then the cocktail will have to suffice.  Combine the ingredients in shaker with ice, 10 seconds of shaking, check your hair, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, twist the strip of lemon zest and then use it as garnish.