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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.

Shaken or Stirred The Art of the Martini

“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.”

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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.

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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.

Relais Châteaux Martini Contest

Everyone knows that James Bond loves his martinis - shaken, not stirred. But what kind of martini would a Bond Girl drink?

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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.

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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?'

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