Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Shaken, not stirred

Well, I was going to go on a rant about how Smirnoff is sullying the good name of James Bond by promoting the Bond martini as a vodka drink in their latest commercials. (Because we all know that martinis are made of GIN and not vodka, right? A drink made with vodka is always referred to as a "vodka martini".) However, I did some research and found out that in fact, James Bond has never gone the route of a traditional martini, and has instead been drinking "vespers", a mix of gin and vodka or rather "Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon-peel." Sounds like a good recipe. Just don't call it a martini.

1 comment:

emma said...

"Uh, just a drink. A martini, shaken, not stirred." -- Goldfinger

"Vodka martini, plenty of ice... if you can spare it." -- Die Another Day

Fatima Blush: "Oh, how reckless of me. I made you all wet."
James Bond: "Yes, but my martini is still dry. My name is James." -- Never Say Never Again

M: "Too many free radicals. That's your problem."
James Bond: "'Free radicals,' sir?"
M: "Yes. They're toxins that destroy the body and the brain, caused by eating too much red meat and white bread and too many dry martinis!" -- Never Say Never Again