Learn how to make and enjoy the perfect Vesper Martini with Virgin Atlantic's new mixology video...

Mix A Vesper Martini
4th November 2008

Virgin Atlantic today unveiled the ultimate way to make a Vesper Martini featuring one of its onboard barmen, Marc Plumridge. The new video teaches you how to make and enjoy the perfect Vesper Martini. Plumridge, Bacardi Global Travel Retail Brand Ambassador said: “The Vesper Martini is the ultimate drink – full of sophistication and style and I hope you enjoy making your own. Even better, why not try this delightful little number whilst relaxing in the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at Heathrow Airport.”

The Vesper as served in Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses contains 60ml Bombay Sapphire, 20ml Grey Goose, 10ml Lillet Blanc, and a twist of lemon peel as garnish.

Virgin Atlantic introduced the unique service of flying mixologists in 2004 and the service has proved so popular that this special cocktail service is now offered on selected flights to a number of destinations around the world. The service is part of a six year partnership with Bacardi Martini that started with a masterclass in the Heathrow Clubhouse where passengers were taught how to make a classic martini.

Above: James Bond enjoys a Vesper Martini onboard Virgin Atlantic

The Vesper is a drink named after Vesper Lynd in Ian Fleming’s original book from 1953, Casino Royale. The Vesper is a very specific style of drink – intense, served short, and served ice ice cold.

In the new film, Quantum of Solace, James Bond, played by Daniel Craig, flies Upper Class across the Atlantic. It’s the second time that Virgin Atlantic has appeared in a Bond movie, after its successful partnership with Casino Royale, which became the most successful in the James Bond franchise.

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