The Colonial Gimlet
A great cocktail to start the weekend. The Colonial Gimlet. The handwritten note is likely from my grandmother and likely from the 80s. The Read More
According to Wikipedia, this drink was invented by none other than James Bond himself (In the 1953 James Bond novel Casino Royale). See for yourself.
“A dry martini,” [Bond] said. “One. In a deep champagne goblet.”
“Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?”
“Certainly, monsieur.” The barman seemed pleased with the idea.
“Gosh, that’s certainly a drink,” said Leiter.
Bond laughed. “When I’m…er…concentrating,” he explained, “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. I hate small portions of anything, particularly when they taste bad. This drink’s my own invention. I’m going to patent it when I can think of a good name.”
This contribution to Fancy A Drink? comes straight from one reader’s home bar! Thanks Patti & Nick.
Gin 3 ounces
Vodka 1 ounce
Lillet 1/2 ounce