No 555: the Vesper No 2

Sunday, June 13, 2010

I was delighted (and Mr Wonderful was a little embarrassed) when we learned that one of his cocktail creations was featured in this Sunday's San Francisco Chronicle! John's cocktails have always been inventive, but without pretense or gimmick; he's inspired by pre-Prohibition drinks with perfect balance. The Vesper No 2 is a gin-based, spirituous libation for the seasoned spirit enthusiast.

the Vesper No 2

1 1/2 oz Ransom Old Tom Gin
3/4 oz Cocchi Americano
1/2 oz brandy

Stir and serve up in a coupe glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

Photo c/o Martini Talk.


  1. Awesome! I love pre-prohibition style drinks, there's a little bar here in Chicago that serves up similar ones and I have yet to have a drink I didn't like there. Congrats on the feature!

  2. That is totally awesome!! I love a creative cocktail and what an honor it would be to create something that got featured. 3 cheers to Mr. Wonderful.

  3. Thanks for all the support; I'm sure John is blushing up a storm!



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