Bond having a martini
Bond Martini

How do you make a Bond Martini?

"Vodka Martini Shaken, Not Stirred" is a Bond trademark. But how does he really take it and how can you make one? Here is everything that you need to know about Bond's favorite drink, the Vodka Martini. It is thought that Bond's liking for Vodka Martinis was lifted from Fleming's own drinking tastes.

Why does Bond like it Shaken and Not Stirred?

When a Martini is stirred with ice the drink ends up completely clear but Bond prefers the cloudy effect and the extra chill that is given when the mixture is shaken (The shaking breaks up the ice more).

The Bond Martini:

  • 3 measures of Gordon's Gin
  • 1 measure of Finlandia vodka
  • 1/2 measure of Kina Lillet vermout

Shake it very well until it's ice cold, pour into a deep champagne glass. Garnish with a large thin slice of lemon peel.

Martini
Finlandia Vodka

For the most comprehensive look into Bond's drinking habits, check out the Make Mine a 007 website.