HUMOR — “Vodka Martini. Shaken, Not Stirred” [UPDATE]

“Do I look like I give a damn?”

James Bond —  Casino Royale (2006)

“Shaken, not stirred” is a catchphrase of Ian Fleming’s fictional British Secret Service agent James Bond and describes his preference for the preparation of his martini cocktails. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today

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UPDATE (August 19 2018)“Shaken: Drinking with James Bond and Ian Fleming” is the official 007 cocktail reference. The book will be released on October 2, 2018.

Just as fast cars, exotic locations and opulent casinos are synonymous with the world of Ian Fleming’s James Bond, so too are cocktails. From the very first Bond novel, Casino Royale, in which Bond christens The Vesper, to the immortal lines, ‘shaken and not stirred,’ which first appeared in print in Diamonds Are Forever, cocktails are at the glamorous heart of every Bond story.

Whether it’s the favored Martini, which features in almost every book, or a refreshing Negroni or Daiquiri, strong, carefully crafted drinks are a consistent feature of the Bond novels, and they have become a symbol of the James Bond lifestyle which so many fans aspire to emulate.

In this authorized James Bond cocktail book the reader will discover excerpts from Ian Fleming’s writing, with cocktail recipes to match. There are ten classic drinks from the pages of the novels, plus 40 brand-new ones inspired by the people, places and plots of the original novels, created by the mixologists at London’s award-winning bar, Swift.

END of UPDATE

In the film adaptations of Fleming’s novels, the phrase is first uttered by the villain, Dr. Julius No, when he offers the drink in Dr. No (1962), and it is not uttered by Bond himself (played by Sean Connery) until Goldfinger (1964). [Wikipedia]

It is used in numerous Bond films thereafter with the notable exceptions of You Only Live Twice (1967), in which the drink is wrongly offered as “stirred, not shaken”, to Bond’s response “that’s right”.

In Casino Royale (2006), Bond, after losing millions of dollars in a game of poker, is asked if he wants his martini shaken or stirred and snaps, “Do I look like I give a damn?”

Daniel Craig Orders Alternate James Bond Drinks

REFERENCES

Shaken, not stirred — Wikipedia

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HUMOR — “Vodka Martini. Shaken, Not Stirred”  [UPDATE]

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