Your chance to taste Vespers made with genuine Kina Lillet at Casino Royale screening

Your chance to try Vespers made to the original recipe with genuine Kina Lillet before sitting down to a screening of Casino Royale.

Ian Fleming specified Kina Lillet in his first James Bond novel for the drink, and the same recipe was specified by Bond in the 2006 film version. The problem is that Kina Lillet was renamed and reformulated by the company that makes it; Lillet Blanc lacks the quinine and bitterness of the original.

But a bottle (or two) of the original product appear to have been found in someone’s wine cellar, because Portobello Road Gin are going to be serving Vespers made with genuine Kina Lillet at The Soho Hotel next Saturday.

After that there is a screening of Casino Royale. Sounds like a great night out!

A License to… Not spill

Saturday 19th November 2016 at The Soho Hotel.

  • 7.00pm Cocktails and canapés in the Crimson Bar.
  • 7.30pm Talk and tasting session with the gin gurus from Portobello Road Gin.
  • 8.45pm Take your seats in the luxury state-of-the-art screening room for a special film screening of Casino Royale.

We hope to bring you a report of the event but if you’d like to attend you can find full details and how to order tickets here.

Thanks to David T Smith for the alert.

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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