boozings – Vesper At Noble

Welcome back to another installment of boozings, where we try all of Philly’s Top 15 Drinks! Next up we go to Noble American Cookery, for the Vesper. It is a drink invented and named by James Bond. Here at Noble, it’s made with Penn 1681 vodka (philly’s own!), Bluecoat gin, Lillet blonde (a french bitter aperitif), orange bitters, and essential oils of a lemon peel, served in a martini glass. The original vesper was made with Kina Lillet, which no longer exists. So you can’t get a real vesper anywhere.

Original or not, I’m a big fan of this drink. As you can see, there’s really nothing in this drink except for booze. I watched the bartender make it, and whoa, did he put a lot of booze in this. But somehow, it’s still very delicious and very drinkable. It tastes good. I don’t know how, but it just does. And I typically prefer my drinks to have some kind of juice or soda in them. This one doesn’t have any such thing. Because it’s nothing but booze, it’s quite strong. I’m sure two of these, and I’d be out for the count.

We also tried the moscow mule, which is not on the menu, or else I didn’t see it. We ordered it because we saw the bartender making one, and it looked intriguing. It’s boozy, mostly vodka, with some ginger beer, served over ice with a wedge of lime in a beer glass. It was incredibly refreshing, and quite light. I highly recommend it! And I highly recommend Noble for drinks. Sitting at the bar was great. The bartenders were friendly, and they mix a mean drink. Plus, the bar itself, is incredibly beautiful. It’s just one giant piece of wood and I love its organic beauty.

Ok, 12 down, only 3 more to go! Feels like the home stretch!

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Leave a Reply