02/06/2012 03:04 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How-To Cocktail Video: The Vesper

Everybody knows that James Bond's signature cocktail is a Martini—shaken, not stirred—right?

Well, that's not exactly true.

The very first drink 007 orders, in the very first Bond novel (1953's Casino Royale), is the Vesper, named for James' love interest, Vesper Lynd.

In our short video below, famed bartender and advisory board member Simon Ford shows you how to make the classic combo of gin, vodka and the French aperitif Lillet. Fortunately, you don't need the skills of a super-spy to fix one.

Click here for the full Vesper recipe.