The James Bond vodka martini

April 30th, 2014 by

Hearing the words “shaken, not stirred” conjures up the image of James Bond instantly; here we look at the James Bond vodka martini.

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World Gourmand Awards 2014 names self-published James Bond drinks book as best in UK for cocktails

February 18th, 2014 by

A self-published book about James Bond’s drinks will compete against the best in the world after judges of the 2014 World Gourmand Awards announced it the UK winner of the cocktails category. Published at the end of 2012 following the release of “Skyfall”, the second edition of David Leigh’s The Complete Guide to the Drinks […]

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Christmas gifts for James Bond fans

December 11th, 2013 by

Last year I wrote a post in which I proposed seven ideal gift ideas for James Bond fans, and with Christmas once again approaching I’ve decided to revisit the idea. While last year’s post focused on gifts costing less than £80, this year’s ideas are not capped and centred upon lifestyle and experiences. Breakfast at the […]

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What James Bond drinks in ‘Solo’

November 28th, 2013 by

Several reviewers have commented on the amount James Bond drinks in Solo, the latest 007 novel, and author William Boyd has recalled in interviews how heavy drinking was part of daily life in those days. Back then drinking and driving still wasn’t taboo and a couple of martinis were part of a normal lunch for […]

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James Bond’s drinks: Calvados

October 30th, 2013 by

One of my favourite and most frequently used culinary insights from the James Bond books is the recipe for scrambled eggs from 007 in New York, originally from the US edition of Fleming’s collection of travel writing, Thrilling Cities. Author of the new Bond book Solo, William Boyd, writes his book having been inspired by the […]

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Signed Skyfall whisky raises £9,600 for charity

April 20th, 2013 by

A bottle of a whisky that appeared in Skyfall and signed by Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Bérénice Marlohe sold at auction for £9,635 at Sotheby’s. The bottle of The Macallan 1962 was donated to the charity auction by the owners of the Scotch distillery and is similar to the bottle seen on screen in […]

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James Bond Drinks book reviewed by MI6

April 12th, 2013 by

MI6 has today published a review of the second edition of my book “The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond”, which is available from Amazon as a paperback or for Kindle. Read MI6’s review here or you can read more about it here, which includes links to Lulu and various locaised Amazon stores.

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Signed Skyfall whisky to be auctioned at Sotheby’s

March 27th, 2013 by

A bottle of a rare Scotch whisky that appeared in Skyfall and signed by the cast is to be auctioned to raise money for former and serving members of GCHQ. The bottle of The Macallan 1962 is signed by Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Bérénice Marlohe and was seen on screen in the scene where […]

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James Bond: the Scottish spy who loved bourbon

February 7th, 2013 by

While James Bond is well known for his love of vodka martinis, in Ian Fleming’s books he more often drank whisky. And although this was sometimes scotch, from Live And Let Die onwards Bond prefers bourbon instead. However, when you think of James Bond’s background that seems a little curious. As is well known, his father was […]

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007 Christmas gifts that won’t break the bank

November 23rd, 2012 by

I have no idea how many shopping days are left until Christmas, and tend to leave it until the last minute anyway, but we were recently asked by VoucherCodes.co.uk to provide a list of Christmas gifts ideal for James Bond fans. The brief was simple; propose five to seven gift ideas, all under £80 and […]

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