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As you point out, Hemingway is remembered for a lot of drinking, however one could argue he is remembered more for the daiquiri - there is one named for him - the Hemingway Daiquiri.

The Vesper is remarkable as Bond invents the recipe on the fly at the table while gambling. It differs from a martini in that instead of vermouth, Lillet is used. At that time Lillet was bitter, made with cinchona bark which contains quinine (Kina Kina in Peruvian, thus 'Kina Lillet"). qinchona bark. The vodka adds more punch, but no flavor. And its a remarkably dry martini - 8:1


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