In our Happiest Hour series with AMASS botanical spirits, we talk content and cocktails (or mocktails)—giving you everything you need to set the mood.
James Bond, whether played by Daniel Craig or Pierce Brosnan, needs no introduction. His signature cocktail a take on a martini is the Vesper, a combo of vodka, gin, and an apertif. The recipe comes straight from Robby, sales director, and longtime beverage expert, at the Los Angeles-based spirit brand, AMASS. Be sure to try a pared-down non-alcoholic version.
what you'll need for the Vesper:
1.5 oz AMASS Dry Gin
1 oz AMASS Botanic Vodka
0.5 oz Cocchi Americano
Lemon Twist, for garnish
how to do it:
Pour ingredients into a mixing glass/cocktail shaker with ice and stir or shake, depending on your preference. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
for a zero-proof option:
To replace the gin & vodka for your favorite non-alcoholic spirits, and using a strongly brewed white tea in place of the cocchi for a slightly bitter, floral component. Garnish with a lemon twist as with the full-alc version
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