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“I never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold and very well-made.”

—James Bond, “Casino Royale”

The “one drink” that Bond is talking about is the Vesper—named after villain/love interest Vesper Lynd. Made with gin, vodka and Lillet, this martini variation, it is indeed very strong.

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Bond was very particular about the brands used in his drink, … Read more

Gifts for the Martini Lover: Stirred, Not Shaken?

James Bond, the epitome of style and sophistication, always insists his martinis should be “shaken, not stirred.” However, that preference may well be a sign of his rebellious nature more than his command of the cocktail. Traditionally, martinis are stirred … and for good reason.

Many experts dismiss the idea that shaking “bruises the gin.” But they do note that while shaking makes for a colder martini, it also dilutes the martini and gives it … Read more