“I never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold and very well-made.”
—James Bond, “Casino Royale”
The “one drink” that Bond is talking about is the Vesper—named after villain/love interest Vesper Lynd. Made with gin, vodka and Lillet, this martini variation, it is indeed very strong.
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