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Join Mr. Bond For A Drink

By Ruth Perez

Uncover the Intriguing World of Secret Agents with Mr. Bond over a Drink

Key Takeaways
  • Dive into the captivating realm of espionage and secret agents as you join Mr. Bond for a drink.
  • Discover the art of mixology as you learn about the signature cocktails associated with the suave spy.

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Join Mr. Bond for a drink. The Sunspel polo shirts and Percol eyewear are back for another year. However, it’s not just the Crockett & Jones Norwich or rough-out suede Chukkas. There are also a few Omega Seamaster Diver 300m 007 timepieces and a DB5 Aston Martin.

In addition, there were a lot of beverages. When it comes to booze, the name “James Bond” comes to mind. The best booze around. Mr. Perfect is a master of all things, and he knows it all. Favorite beverage: sparkling wine, in particular Champagne.

Daniel Craig’s final James Bond film and the 25th installment, “No Time to Die,” will undoubtedly feature Bollinger. Champagne 007 Special Cuvee or B13 may be an option.

Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvee 007 limited edition.

Since Ian Fleming’s 1956 novel “Diamonds Are Forever,” which introduced James Bond to Bollinger, he’s been a fan of the brand. Spectre’s funeral tea flute was a Bollinger R.D. 2002. Daniel Craig has been a fan of Bollinger La Grande Annee 1990 and R.D. 1997.

Bollinger R.D. 2002, James Bond drink

In 2020, Bowmore will release the Black Bowmore DB5 1964 Whisky. It had a real piston in it. While Chris Blackwell was starring in Dr. No (1962) as an uncredited henchman and scouting locations for the first Bond film, his 007 limited edition bottle of Fine Jamaican Rum was also released.

Blackwell 007 Rum, James Bond Drink

There is no Guinness pin-up for James Bond yet. However, despite Daniel Craig being seen drinking bottled Heineken in “Skyfall,” various Bonds in the films and books have flirted with Miller’s High Life, Lowenbrau, and Red Stripe, in the books, Bond has always been a spirit’s man. After the bubbly.

“Thunderball” is a fictional book. “Everyone’s hero consumed half a bottle of spirits per day, between 60 and 70 proof,” Ian Fleming tells us. Doctors ordered the author to cut back on his gin consumption from one bottle per day to just three. During an average day for him, that’s about 70 cigarettes. He switched from vodka to bourbon because he thought it “expanded the cardiac muscles while scotch made them contract and better helped combat the effects of nicotine,” which he found true.

Bllinger Grande Annee 1990 Vintage Champagne

Starting with “Bond, with two bourbons inside him…”, “Goldfinger” begins. Goldfinger drinks bourbon and branch water at his ranch in the film. Hilary Bray, played by George Lazenby in the 1969 film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, has a malt whisky and branch water. In Harlem’s “Fillet of Soul,” the boor in “Live and Let Die” drinks the same before moving to New Orleans’ Sazeracs. Finally, bond drinks a Jack Daniel’s from a hidden bottle in the movie “Goldeneye” when M serves him.

Dewar’s, Jim Beam, and Suntory Japanese whisky are all brands that Sir Sean appears in in the film You Only Live Twice.

Champagne Bollinger 13 2013 vintage 007

In all of his films and incarnations, Bond is a drunkard who drinks without regard for the consequences. For example, the next,  downs two vodka martinis and a pint of pink Champagne over dinner in the “Goldfinger” novel.

The word “champagne” appears in the Bond novels over a hundred and twenty times. In Casino Royale, “Taittinger” was Bond’s, first love. In “Moonraker,” however, he had already discovered Dom Perignon. “Bollinger” appeared in over two dozen films throughout Bond’s career.

The Macallan 1962 signed by James Bond

Bond had a lot of fun making his Old Fashioned. In “The World Is Not Enough” and “Die Another Day,” Daniel Craig and Dame Judy Dench enjoy Macallan 18 (Spectre) and Talisker from the Isle of Skye. About £10,000 was raised for the British intelligence and secret service agencies in 2013 thanks to the sale of a Macallan signed by the cast.

It was trademarked by Haig Pinch in the United States in 1958 when the books were written. Haig Dimple, Dewar’s, and Johnnie Walker feature prominently in William Boyd’s “Solo.” Goldfinger probably drank I.W. Harper’s (The Whisky Exchange has a 1960s bottle for £550) in the film.W. Timothy Dalton was a James Bond in the mold of the “Jim Beam” variety.

Daffys Martini with Orange Blossom

Fans believe that Bond drinks approximately every 10 minutes and 53 seconds. Because of this, the Bond drinking game has become a popular one. In “Diamonds Are Forever,” he enjoys a sherry. However, since the books were all written at Fleming’s Goldeneye in Jamaica, and rum was the killer ingredient in his party standby, “Old Man’s Thing,” rum appears only infrequently in both books and films aside from one Rum Collins in “Thunderball” (1969) and Mount Gay in “Casino Royale.”

Bond is best known for his chilled, medium-dry vodka. Dr. No invented the phrase “shaken but not stirred.” “Diamonds Are Forever” is the first Bond film to feature the line. Likewise, Fleming found a “Vesper” to be disgusting when he tried one for the first time.

No 3 Vesper Martini

To begin with, in Casino Royale (1953), Americano (Cinzano, probably Swiss Dolin’s, Campari, and soda – probably Perrier) was first mentioned as a drink in the novel. But Martini has since become Bond’s signature drink.

“Diamonds Are Forever” introduces the Vesper with a new ingredient: Cresta Blanca, vermouth that Bond describes as “the best Vermouth I ever tasted.” Unfortunately, in 1986, it was formally phased out.

“In a deep champagne goblet,” Bond preferred his Martini. He preferred Gordon’s gin and vodka mixed in a 3:1 ratio with a large thin slice of ice and no olive. Slivers of lemon peel in a wine glass” appear in the book “Diamonds Are Forever.” Because he prefers grain to potato vodka.

Daffy’s 4:1 Martini, which was shot in part in Scotland’s Cairngorm National Park, is now available in ready-to-serve bottles from Strathmashie Distillery in Strathmashie.

Wolfschmidt (Moonraker), originally a Latvian gin owned by Beam Inc. in the US, is the only vodka mentioned by Fleming. For $120, “The Whisky Exchange” offers a bottle of whiskey but, unfortunately0s. Smirnoff, Stolichnaya, Absolut, and Finlandia are featured prominently in the films. ” Heineken’s product placement in “Skyfall” is estimated to have cost $45 million (£28.2 million). “Vesper” should be referred to as “Bradford” by publishers and continuity departments to avoid violating copyright. There is a remarkably similar recipe in Harry Craddock’s Cocktail Book from 1930.

Drinking alcohol is a “moment of luxury” in Bond’s world because it makes the threat of death and danger disappear. At one point, Bond admits he “couldn’t do his job” on carrot juice in “Thunderball.” Likewise, Fleming refers to tea in “Goldfinger” as “a cup of mud”.

In the movie “Live and Let Die,” he meets gypsies in Istanbul and drinks raki with them. For Your Eyes Only has him drinking “Broglio Chianti” while on the Orient-Express train (“with Americanos”), as well as again on the Laguna Express. A 1953 Piesporter and the Chateau Mouton Rothschild are highly regarded. In “Live and Let Die (1954),” Bond consumes Liebfraumilch for the second time.

Brandy and sodas are also on Bond’s drink list. Most of the time, this is the case on aircraft and at airports. He calls brandy and soda “the drunkard’s drink” in Octopussy, a novel by Fleming.

From the novel “Goldfinger,” we know that Bond occasionally enjoys vodka with black pepper and tonic with Angostura Bitters. Pierce Brosnan drinks a mojito in Cuba in 2002’s Die Another Day. It’s a London institution known as Scott’s, where Bond has dressed crab, and a pint of National Velvet in the novel “Diamonds Are Forever” and a Negroni in the short story “Risico” (Champagne and Guinness). In “Live & Let Die,” Roger Moore drinks a Sazerac with a twist of lemon. You won’t find any mention of mocktails here. You wouldn’t expect Bond to eat anything with small onions, but he does.

Many drinks and drink recipes have been created in honor of James Bond. “Esquire” magazine published one of my favorites a few years ago. After all, the recipe concludes with the phrase “Then shoot someone evil,” even if it calls for stirring rather than shaking.

The naming of the next James Bond film has already begun. “License To Endorse” is the most popular choice.

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