Smirnoff Black recipes – Quantum of Solace

Quantum of Solace martiniIn Quantum of Solace Bond’s life is tumultuous. It has been shaken by the loss of Vesper but his resolve has not been stirred.

This drink embodies the delicate balance between his emotional turmoil and his need for retribution. The smoothness of Smirnoff Black, a splash of lonely bitters and the brilliant ruby red of a blood orange, combine to create the perfect Quantum of Solace. A cocktail of no small measure.

Quantum of Solace
Ingredients 40ml Smirnoff Black Vodka
20ml Aperol
60ml Blood Orange Juice
(if Aperol is not available substitute with Campari)
Method Pour all the ingredients into an ice filed shaker and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with an orange zest.
Ice None
Glass Frozen Cocktail (Martini)
Garnish Orange Zest


Notes Blood orange juice has a wonderful rich flavour with a softer bite than normal OJ. If it is not available then you can only replace with FRESH orange juice. It is also possible to serve this drink in a taller glass over ice, added a touch more juice.

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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