Manly Marine Vesper

How to Make a Vesper Cocktail?

The Vesper is a classic cocktail that has a storied history and was famously featured in Ian Fleming's James Bond novel, "Casino Royale." Originally, it was made with gin, vodka, and Kina Lillet. However, Kina Lillet, the key ingredient, is no longer produced in its original form. The Manly Marine Vesper is a modern sophisticated and invigorating twist on the cocktail that marries the rich flavours of Manly Spirits Australian Dry Gin and Manly Spirits Marine Botanical Vodka with the bittersweet complexity of Italian aperitivo vermouth. This cocktail beautifully reflects the coastal influences that inspire Manly Spirits, and it's elegantly garnished with a lemon twist for a burst of citrusy aroma. Here's how to create this intriguing concoction


  • 40 ml Manly Spirits Australian Dry Gin
  • 20 ml Manly Spirits Marine Botanical Vodka
  • 20 ml Italian Aperitivo Vermouth
  • Lemon Twist
  • Chilled Cocktail Glass

Optional food pairing: Caviar with a side of wafers


1. Prepare the Cocktail Glass:
Start by chilling a cocktail glass. You can do this by placing it in the freezer for a short time before making the cocktail. A chilled glass ensures that your Manly Marine Vesper remains refreshingly cold.

2. Combine All Ingredients:
In a cocktail shaker, combine 40 ml of Manly Spirits Australian Dry Gin, 20 ml of Manly Spirits Marine Botanical Vodka, and 20 ml of Italian Aperitivo Vermouth. These three distinct spirits create a complex and well-balanced flavour profile.

3. Shake with Vigour:
Add ice to the shaker and shake the cocktail vigorously. This chilling and mixing process ensures that the ingredients are well-blended and the cocktail reaches the desired temperature.

4. Strain into the Chilled Cocktail Glass:
Using a strainer, pour the shaken cocktail into the chilled cocktail glass. Straining helps ensure a smooth and elegant presentation without any ice shards.

5. Garnish with Lemon:
For a touch of elegance and a burst of citrus aroma, garnish your Manly Marine Vesper with a lemon twist.

8. Serve and Enjoy:
Your Manly Marine Vesper is now ready to be enjoyed. This cocktail is a testament to the art of mixology, blending the unique qualities of Manly Spirits' spirits with classic cocktail elegance. Sip slowly, savoring the complex interplay of flavors and the luxurious caviar garnish.

Optional: To add a luxurious element, accompany the lemon twist with side wafers of caviar. The combination of flavours and textures elevates this cocktail to a new level of indulgence.

This cocktail is perfect for those looking to experience a well-balanced and sophisticated libation with a coastal influence, all beautifully captured in the Manly Marine Vesper. Cheers!