drinks

The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond

A self-published book about James Bond’s drinks will compete against the best in the world after judges of the 2014 World Gourmand Awards announced it the UK winner of the cocktails category.

by The Bar

“The waiter brought the Martinis, shaken and not stirred, as Bond had stipulated, and some slivers of lemon peel in a wine glass. Bond twisted two of them and let them sink to the bottom of his drink.”

fd027

Taittinger Champagne is Bond's favorite champagne in the the Ian Fleming novels, and features prominently in the movie From Russia With Love (1963).

fd026

In the last scene of the movie Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Bond's uses his knowledge of Château Mouton Rothschild wine to expose his enemies.

James Bond drinks

James Bond’s alcohol consumption may explain why he prefers his martinis “shaken, not stirred” say researchers in the Christmas edition of The BMJ, the British Medical Journal, this week.

fd021

In the movie SkyFall (2012), Gareth Mallory (played by Ralph Fiennes) and M (Judi Dench) both drink Courvoisier VSOP cognac. First Mallory pours both himself and M a glass in his office, and later M pours herself a glass in her apartment. A bottle of Courvoisier can also be spotted in the bar where Bond drinks the 'scorpion' shot.

fd019

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of 007’s appearance on screen and the Bollinger / James Bond partnership, Champagne Bollinger launched a limited edition special presentation box. The box includes a bottle of Bollinger La Grande Année 2002. This is a limited box, currenly not available anymore and hard to find.

al006

In SkyFall, Q (Ben Whishaw) uses a Wild & Wolf Q mug. The mug shows a letter (Q) and a number (10) which refers to the value of the letter in the game Scrabble.

fd018

Heineken has been a partner of the James Bond film franchise since Tomorrow Never Dies (1998), but James Bond himself only drinks the Dutch beer in the latest film SkyFall (2012). Though beer drinking may seem like a radical departure for 007, it is not the first time he’s had a beer, either on screen or on the page.

tc001

During the 1960s spy boom, many products including clothing and accessories, were branded with James Bond or 007. One of the more fascinating items is the James Bond's 007 Special Blend.

fd017

James Bond seems to favor the “champagne of beers,” Miller High Life, whenever his job brings him to New York. 

fd016

007 drinks Löwenbräu beer in the novel Goldfinger and the short story The Living Daylights.

fd015

Red Stripe lager is featured in the novels The Man with the Golden Gun and Dr. No and the movie Dr. No.

Heineken SkyFall partnership

Heineken today announced that it has extended its 15 year partnership with the James Bond franchise. It will introduce an unprecedented and innovative global marketing campaign to support the launch of the new film SkyFall.

bo020

'007 On the Rocks: A Guide to the Drinks of James Bond' is a practical easy-to-use guidebook covering the unique world of James Bond libations. It contains every aspect of amateur mixology a Bond enthusiast needs to know.

fd013

After recovering a microchip from 003's body in the pre-title sequence of A View To A Kill, James Bond can relax in the iceberg submarine, enjoying the best Beluga caviar, Stolichnaya Vodka and Kimberly Jones.

fd011

Bond drinks Jack Daniel's in the novel On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Ian Fleming, 1963), the novel You Only Live Twice (Ian Fleming, 1964) and in the movie GoldenEye (1995).

fd008

In the movies The World is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002) James Bond is drinking whisky at several occasions. In both films, Talisker was providing the whisky. M enjoys a glass of Talisker Whisky in both films as well.

fd007

In the first casino scene in Casino Royale, where Bond wins the Aston Martin DB5 in the One & Only Club, he orders a "Mount Gay Rum with soda".

fd005

Dom Pérignon Champagne has appeared in several James Bond movies and one Ian Fleming novel.

The literary James Bond drinks Dom Pérignon in the novel Moonraker, when he has two bottles of the Dom Pérignon '46, suggested to Bond by the wine-waiter at Blades during the dinner with M.

Dom Pérignon champagnes used in the movies:

fd004

James Bond and Smirnoff have gone hand in hand for more than 50 years. The close partnership between Smirnoff Vodka and Bond began in 1962's Dr. No, when the villain hands Sean Connery a "Martini, shaken not stirred" made with Smirnoff Vodka.

fd003

The wine that Vesper Lynd and James Bond drink on the train to Montenegro in the movie Casino Royale is a bottle of Château Angélus, Premier Grand Cru Classé Saint-Émilion '82.

fd002

Bollinger and Bond is one of the most enduring marketing partnerships in motion picture history. Champagne Bollinger is featured in almost every Bond movie since Live And Let Die.

The literary James Bond first encounters Bollinger in the book Diamonds Are Forever, when Tiffany Case sends a quarter-bottle to his cabin on the Queen Elizabeth.

fd001

The recipe for James Bond's "Vesper" martini, as described in the 1953 book Casino Royale: '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. Got it?'

Subscribe to RSS - drinks