Vodka Martini

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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Mendes: ‘Bond has not ditched Martinis’ []

July 9th, 2012 by

Back in April much of the media hysterically reported that James Bond would drink Heineken in Skyfall and was ditching his traditional looking martini. As we reported at time, just because of the Heineken product placement deal, it was unlikely that he wouldn’t drink a vodka martini too. Now director Sam Mendes has gone on […]

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Shaken Not Stirred – The Vodka Martini

January 24th, 2012 by

Vodka martini

I have been putting off writing about the Vodka Martini, the most prominent of Bond’s drinks and a cocktail that gave birth to the most famous bar instruction of all time: “Shaken, not stirred”.

The Vodka Martini is a variation on the original Dry Martini, which, in turn, is descended from the Manhattan. The Martini was originally made with sweet vermouth, but, around the turn of the last century, it became more popular to drink it with dry vermouth. The first reference to the Dry Martini can be found in How To Mix Fancy Drinks from 1903.

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New book on James Bond’s drinks launches in time for Xmas

November 20th, 2010 by

A new book that takes a detailed look at the drinks of James Bond is being published just in time for Christmas 2010. The author, David Leigh, is a lifelong fan of James Bond and is responsible for this website. He became interested in James Bond after picking up his father’s copy of Casino Royale […]

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Video: James Bond’s Vodka Martini – shaken, not stirred

October 16th, 2010 by

Video of how to mix James Bond’s vodka martini – shaken, not stirred – using Ian Fleming’s recipe from Live And Let Die

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Smirnoff Black recipes – 007 Black Martini

October 24th, 2008 by

The Vodka Martini, “shaken not stirred”, is easily the most famous of all Bond’s drinks and ordered some 20 times in the Eon films. Shaking a Martini rather than stirring it will make the drink colder, more aerated and slightly cloudy due to the presence of ice shards. Smirnoff Black, which has a mellow smoothness […]

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