Vesper Martini Recipe

It’s that time of the week again… Fri-yay! And if you’re part of "The Real's" family, you know that can only mean we’ve got another delicious cocktail recipe for you to try at home with friends.

This classic cocktail was a favorite of James Bond, and has a tempting, aromatic quality not seen in many old-school drinks. Bond prefers this cocktail shaken, not stirred, but you can have it any way you want.

The Vesper martini is famously made with both gin and vodka, which results in a crisp, clean, complex taste. It’s perfect for parties, and guests will be wowed by the elegant presentation of a single lemon twist in the clear cocktail.

This drink can also be made in larger quantities and served pitcher-style. Just make sure to have some lemon twists handy to add to glasses as the drink is poured.

As always, if you’re craving the cocktail experience, but not interested in the booze, you can make this drink into a non-alcoholic mocktail by substituting white grape juice for vodka.

Check out the recipe below, and please send us pictures of your versions of the Vesper martini by using #RealFriYay on Instagram. We might even share your photo on "The Real's" social media accounts!

2.5 oz. Dry gin
1.5 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. Kina Lillet
lemon twist
If you want to go the mocktail route, swap the alcohol for white grape juice!

• Fill a shaker half full of ice.
• Pour in gin, vodka and Kina Lillet.
• Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass, then garnish with lemon twist.

Jeannie cocktail


The Latest

Real Talk Monday, April 19

Women For The Win: Toni Breidinger

We’re making strides in politics, education and in the workforce! So today, we’re highlighting those everyday women who are showing up and knocking down barriers in traditionally male- dominated careers! This is.. Women For the Win!

Real Talk Monday, April 19

Who Eats First: Your Husband or Your Children?

It’s customary in some households to serve the man of the house first, but have times changed? Plus, from Maxwell to Bruno Mars, we’re revealing which singer we’d want to sing us “Happy Birthday” after a video featuring a hilarious choir-like rendition of the popular song went viral.