Celebrate World James Bond Day and learn to make the perfect Martini

The history of the martini cocktail is a fascinating and complex one.

It’s an iconic serve that has evolved over time with the help from the famous 007 James Bond, playing to his preference for a ‘shaken not stirred’ martini.

In Ian Fleming’s first Bond novel ‘Casino Royale’ (1953), the ‘shaken, not stirred’ motif was born when Bond ordered a Vesper martini made of part gin and part vodka as a tribute to his double agent and lover Vesper Lynd.

But, after Vesper took their own life, Bond never drank the cocktail again.

Instead he opted for a vodka martini made from grain instead of potatoes as this makes the drink even sweeter.

elit® makes the perfect vodka of choice for Bond’s elegant martini as the blend of wheat and rye grains adds a subtle creaminess to the cocktail.

Martini

Celebrate World James Bond Day and learn to make the perfect Martini The history of the martini cocktail is a fascinating and complex one. It’s an iconic serve that has evolved over time with the help from the famous 007 James Bond, playing to his preference for a ‘shaken not stirred’ martini. In Ian Fleming’s first Bond novel ‘Casino Royale’ (1953), the ‘shaken, not stirred’ motif was born when Bond ordered a Vesper martini made of part gin and part vodka as a tribute to his double agent and lover Vesper Lynd. But, after Vesper took their own life, Bond never drank the cocktail again. Instead he opted for a vodka martini made from grain instead of potatoes as this makes the drink even sweeter. elit® makes the perfect vodka of choice for Bond’s elegant martini as the blend of wheat and rye grains adds a subtle creaminess to the cocktail. Print This
Serves: 1
Nutrition facts: calories fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

  • 10ml Oscar 697 extra dry vermouth
  • 50ml elit® Vodka
  • Garnish with an Amalfi lemon twist

Instructions

Start by adding the spirit measures into your chilled mixing glass

Stir to achieve the best dilution and temperature

Strain into a chilled martini glass

Finish off with an Amalfi lemon twist

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