Tippling Tuesday: Boozing Like Bond

by Venomous Kate

When it comes to style and savoir faire, it’s hard to beat James Bond. He’s got the tux, he’s got the toys, and by the end of the flick he’s got the girl with the ta-ta’s, too. His only flaw, in my book: he adulterates his vodka martinis with gin.

Another thing Bond has going for him? He knows how to look good whilst imbibing. Because, let’s face it, no one likes a sloppy drunk.

Which is why I’m ever so grateful to my friend Rita who gave me a Bodum double-insulated martini glass for Christmas last year. Now, I can take my time sipping martinis rather than chugging them — a practice which, I’ve discovered, dramatically decreases the risk of that whole sloppy drunk thing.

So, in honor of the fictional hero of martini drinkers everywhere, tonight’s recipe is the James Bond martini, taken from the pages of Casino Royale.

The Bond Martini
Serves: 1

Three oz. Gordon’s gin,
1 oz. vodka (I recommend Stolichnaya Elit if you can find it)
1/2 oz. Kina Lillet (or your favorite dry vermouth)


1. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold.
2. Strain into martini glass.
3. Add a large thin slice of lemon-peel.

(Tuxedo is optional. Bad British accent required.)

So, what’s in your glass tonight?

6 Comments to “Tippling Tuesday: Boozing Like Bond”

  1. a little white zinf to go with the psghetti for dinnums. Accessorized by a heating pad, and possibly a small dog and a small cat.

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  2. I always preferred Gilbey’s Gin (a good low end Gin)
    or Citadelle as special treat.

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  3. Propel water is in my glass this evening, along with 3 headache pills.

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  4. I believe the proper name for that beverage is “The Vesper?”

    I enjoyed a Pomegranate Martini tonight. Cheers!

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  5. My Lord, I never knew some people mixed vodka and gin in a martini, it boggles my mind! Strictly vodka here, and none of that flavoured stuff for me, either, thankyouverymuch. (I do, however, request a half-dozen olives, and since the barmaid knows me, she now obliges without me even having to ask. Once she plunked the whole jar in front of me!)

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  6. It sounds awful to me, too, but apparently it’s rather popular. God bless your barmaid — assuming the olives are fresh, that is. There’s nothing worse than a handful of rancid olives in a martini.