Hands On Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
4 ounces freshly orange juice
1 1/2 ounces London dry gin
1/2 ounce vodka
1/2 ounce Lillet Blanc or Cocchi Americano (see note)
6 ounces Champagne or other sparkling wine
In a cocktail shaker, combine the orange juice, gin, vodka and Lillet Blanc. Fill with ice and shake until cold.
Strain into two Champagne flutes and top with Champagne.
About the recipe
Traditionally made with gin, the Vesper gained prominence in the 1953 novel Casino Royale as James Bond’s drink of choice. We’re giving the classic a bit of a brunch update by turning it into a mimosa. Lillet Blanc and Cocchi Americano are both wine-based aperitifs: the former coming from France, and the latter originating in Italy. Lillet will provide more floral and citrusy notes, while Cocchi offers a slightly bitter finish.