Shaken, a new authorised James Bond cocktail book

11 August, 2018

A new authorised James Bond cocktail book, Shaken: Drinking with James Bond and Ian Fleming, will be released on 6th September 2018 in the UK and October 2nd in the USA.

From the first Ian Fleming James Bond novel Casino Royale (1953) in which agent 007 invents the now famous Vesper Martini, to the immortal lines, ‘shaken and not stirred’, which first appeared in print in Diamonds Are Forever (1956) strong, carefully crafted cocktails are at the glamorous heart of every Bond story. Shaken explores James Bond creator Ian Fleming’s writings on the pleasures of drinking, the stories behind the Bond phenomenon and drinks inspired by 007 and his creator.

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007 The official cocktail book
Shaken: Drinking with James Bond and Ian Fleming

The Shaken book includes:

  • Ten classic cockatils from the pages of the Bond novels, including the favoured Martini
  • 40 brand-new recipes paying tribute to the people, places and plots of the 007 series
  • introduction by Ian Fleming’s nephew, Fergus Fleming

Be the first to get the book, pre-order on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk (pre-order price guarantee).

Georgia Grimond from the Ian Fleming Estate has described Ian Fleming’s passion for the subject, "Fleming was a stickler for well made and delicious things in life. Long before many others, he was writing in detail about how best to enjoy a good drink so it has been a delight to bring his writing, expertise and ingenious names to new audiences as well as those that know him and Bond well."

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Sample cover for Shaken: Drinking with James Bond and Ian Fleming
photo @ Ian Fleming Publications Ltd on Instagram

The cocktails have been created by the co-founders of the award-winning bar, Swift. In 2016 Edmund Weil (who is related to Fleming) and his wife Rosie Stimpson, the duo behind celebrated London speakeasies Nightjar and Oriole, teamed up with bar industry legends Bobby Hiddleston and Mia Johansson to open Bar Swift in Soho (12 Old Compton Street).

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The founders of Bar Swift (pictured above) in Soho have created unique cocktails for the book

It has achieved early renown, picking up the Time Out Best New Bar award in its first year. Weil is proud to be part of the project, "Ian Fleming was a truly discerning drinker, as evidenced by the palpable relish with which he writes about food and drink in the Bond novels. Its been a pleasure and an honour to revive this enthusiasm in Shaken, through the contemporary lens of today’s burgeoning cocktail culture."

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Alison Starling from publisher Mitchell Beazley commented, "It has been a huge privilege to work with the Ian Fleming Estate on this the first official James Bond cocktail book and bringing the award-winning team from Bar Swift into the mix has only added to the quality (and enjoyment) of the project."

The book will be published by Mitchell Beazley, part of the Octopus Publishing Group.

Pre-order Shaken now via Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk.


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