Martini How-To

Pierce Brosnan with his martini in Die Another Day

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 creator Ian 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. Bond prefers the cloudy effect and the extra chill that is given when the mixture is shaken.

The Bond Martini
– 3 measures of Gordon’s Gin
– 1 measure of vodka
– 1/2 measure of Kina Lillet vermouth

Shake it very well until over rice until it’s ice cold, pour into a martini glass and garnish with a large thin slice of lemon peel.

Daniel Craig and his (poisoned) martini in Casino Royale

How to order it like Bond
Straight from Casino Royale (2006): “Dry martini. Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it over rice and then add a thin slice of lemon peel.” Shaken, not stirred, of course!