County Royale

County Royale

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The ‘Vesper’ — the drink we used as inspiration for this cocktail was invented and named by Ian Fleming in the 1953 James Bond novel ‘Casino Royale’. In our adaptation of this classic cocktail we substitute the Kina Lillet for the Traynor’s Madonna White Vermouth — something we believe Agent 007 would approve of. 

making the vesper with madonna vermouth


  • .5 oz Traynor’s Madonna Vermouth
  • 1.5 oz Premium Dry Gin
  • 1 oz Premium Vodka
  • .5 oz Fresh Pressed Grapefruit Juice
  • Garnish: Grapefruit Twist


Step 1: Start by pouring all the ingredients in a mixing jar 

Step 2: Fill your mixing jar with lots of ice and stir for 20 secs

Step 3: Strain ingredients into a chilled coupe glass

Step 4: Garnish your delicious cocktail with a grapefruit twist

Step 5: Now that’s a cocktail to die for!

the vesper in glass

The Madonna White Vermouth has a touch of sweetness that perfectly offsets the slightly bitter character of the dry gin. And the vodka adds an extra component that can only be described as “booziness” that is rather unique and enjoyable in a gin-based cocktail. Cheers!


We want to see how you’re getting creative with our wines and vermouth — be sure to tag us @traynorvineyard so we can share. Cheers!