Thursday, November 27, 2008

James Bond's Favourite Drink

As you all die-hard James Bond fans would know, Agent 007's favourite drink has got to be the Vesper vodka martini. Bond would always order it 'shaken, not stirred'. But what's the ingredients used to make that drink? Well, it's 3 measures (9 ounces) of gin (Gordon's was Bond's choice), 1 measure (3 ounces) of vodka (Bond preferred a grain vodka to be used; e.g Absolut) and half a measure (1.5 ounces) of Kina Lillet. The ingredients would then be shaken over ice until cold, served in a cocktail glass with a slice of lemon peel for garnish. Kina Lillet has not been made since 1985 and the modern substitute would be Lillet Blanc, made by the same company, Lillet, based in Podensac, France. This also creates somewhat of a chronoligical error as the film adaption of "Casino Royale" is clearly set in the present, when Kina Lillet would no longer be available.

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