Shaken: Drinking with James Bond and Ian Fleming

photo © Mitchell Beazley
Shaken: Drinking with James Bond and Ian Fleming
photo © Mitchell Beazley

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.

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.

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

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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."

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).

Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley; 6 September 2018 (UK); October 2, 2018 (USA)
ISBN-10: 1784724645
ISBN-13: 978-1784724641

Product Code: 
bo060

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