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The James Bond cocktail barHow to make and serve the favourite drinks of the worlds most famous secret agent

The James Bond Cocktail Bar

CONTENTSINTRODUCTION................................................................................................................................ 3 COCKTAIL RECIPES......................................................................................................................... 4 The Vesper.......................................................................................................................................4 Kina Lillet and the Vesper.......................................................................................................... 4 Vodka Martini..................................................................................................................................5 Dry Martini...................................................................................................................................... 5 Black Velvet.................................................................................................................................... 5 Stinger..............................................................................................................................................6 Americano........................................................................................................................................6 CHAMPAGNE.....................................................................................................................................7 SPIRITS................................................................................................................................................8 Whiskey........................................................................................................................................... 8 Vodka and gin..................................................................................................................................8 Sake..................................................................................................................................................8 Other drinks..................................................................................................................................... 9 THE SIMPLE BAR NECESSITIES.................................................................................................. 10 Equipment......................................................................................................................................10 Glasses........................................................................................................................................... 10 Raw materials................................................................................................................................ 10 Preparing lemon peel slices........................................................................................................... 10 RESOURCES..................................................................................................................................... 11 Obtaining ingredients online..........................................................................................................11 Further reading...............................................................................................................................11

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INTRODUCTIONThe first reason for writing this ebook is that with the recent release of Casino Royale and much being made of the drink that James Bond later names the Vesper, now seems the right moment to take a fresh look at some of the drinks that have appeared in the film series. Also, its the beginning of December and the holiday season is rapidly approaching, the time of year when so many of us dust off our cocktail shakers and martini glasses in order to entertain family and friends and generally overindulge. Many people like to organise James Bond themed parties for New Year and if youre planning on seeing in 2007 in this way then dont forget to make sure you have stocked up on the ingredients for some of the basics at least. So with that in mind the James Bond Cocktail Bar presents a selection of 007s favourite drinks and how to mix them perfectly. And as well as drinks from the films weve also included some classic drinks that are mentioned in the books but never made the transition to celluloid. We hope you enjoy this book as much as we have enjoyed compiling it. Cheers! P.S. If you like this book remember to send it to your friends.

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COCKTAIL RECIPESThe Vesper3 measures of Gordon's gin 1 measure of vodka measure of Kina Lillet Shake until ice cold and serve in a deep champagne goblet with a large thin slice of lemon peel The recipe that appears in the film is exactly the same as the drink that James Bond orders in Ian Flemings book. There are a couple of problems with this recipe though, the first being that Kina Lillet hasnt been available for years; the product name was first changed to plain Lillet, and later Lillet Blanc. But more importantly the product was reformulated in the 1980s to make it less bitter by reducing the quinine content, so even if you do buy Lillet Blanc (or Lillet Blonde as it is called in some territories) the taste will be different. The second problem is simply that the alcohol content of Gordons gin has been reduced since the book was first published. Gordons is just 37.5% alcohol by volume, a shadow of its former self, and these two changes affect both the flavour and the strength of the drink. A solution to these problems proposed by David Wondrich in Esquire magazine is to change the ingredients slightly: Use Tanqueray instead of Gordons gin 100-proof Stolichnaya vodka Replace Kina Lillet with Lillet Blanc Use 1/8 teaspoon quinine powder to restore the Kina to Lillet - or 2 dashes of bitters can be used as a last resort

Kina Lillet and the Vesper Information about Kina Lillet Read the Esquire article

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Vodka Martini3 measures of vodka measure of dry vermouth Shake until ice cold and serve in a martini glass with a slice of lemon peel Although some people assume that James Bonds vodka martini is the Vesper, this is incorrect. Bond himself instructs Solitaire in Live And Let Die, the second book, on the proportions as given above - he doesnt stipulate shaken, not stirred though until Dr No.

Dry Martini3 measures of gin 1/2 measure of dry vermouth Stir with ice and serve in a martini glass with an olive or slice of lemon peel Although most people associate 007 with the Vodka martini due to it featuring so prominently in the films, the literary Bond also drinks traditional Dry Martinis made with gin. Fleming doesnt specify how dry he likes his martinis, so you can adjust the amount of vermouth to taste.

Black Velvet Guinness Champagne Serve in a large Champagne glass or a pint glass Bond mentions this to Bill Tanner, who he offers to take to lunch at Scotts to go with the dressed crab. 005

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Stinger Cognac White Crme de Menthe Shake well and strain From the book Diamonds Are Forever - 007 and Tiffany Case drink these after dining in New York.

Americano1 measure of Campari 1 measure of Cinzano Perrier soda water 1 large slice of lemon peel Pour the Campari and Cinzano over ice in a glass, top up with soda water and add the slice of lemon. Bond orders an Americano on several occasions in the books and it is noteworthy as it is the first drink he orders in the book Casino Royale. We also learn, in From A View To A Kill, that Bond thinks that the cheapest way to improve a poor drink is with expensive soda water, hence specifying Perrier.

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CHAMPAGNEJames Bond actually drinks champagne more often than vodka martinis in the films, although youd hardly think so. Although he drank Dom Perignon in the early years, Bollinger has been associated with the 007 franchise since A View To A Kill when it first appeared in the closing credits.

Bonds Champagnes from both books and films include: Bollinger he orders the Grand Anne in Casino Royale Dom Perignon Krug Pommery Taittinger Brut Blanc de Blanc Veuve Clicquot (including ros)

Champagne is always good to be drunk on special occasions, but in the short story 007 in New York Ian Fleming gives a recipe for Scrambled Eggs James Bond which he specifies should be served with pink champagne (Taittinger) and low music.

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SPIRITSWhiskeyAlthough Bond drinks a few whiskeys in the films, it turns out to be his favourite drink in the books and that includes Champagne and vodka martinis. His top choice is bourbon Old Grandad is mentioned but he also drinks a few glasses of scotch and soda too. Often Bond drinks bourbon with branch water, specifying 50/50 when asked, but more usually bourbon on the rocks think of the scene in Casino Royale when he is cleaning up after the fight in the stairwell when he knocks back a tumbler in one, that is pure Ian Fleming.

Vodka and ginAs well as drinking it in his martinis, Bond likes vodka both neat as well as with tonic (and sometime with angostura bitters). He also drinks gin and tonic. Often accompanying caviar, the vodka must be served chilled. Bond also sometimes has the habit of sprinkling black pepper on the surface of the vodka to take the fusil oils to the bottom of the glass, a trick he picked up in Russia.

SakeRemember the numerous glasses of sake he downs in You Only Live Twice just remember to serve it at correct temperature, 98.4 degrees Fahrenheit.

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