Thursday, November 26, 2009
"I never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold and very well-made." - James Bond, from Casino Royale, 1953 by Ian Fleming.
The Dry Martini has become closely associated as the signature drink of James Bond since it's first appearance in the spy novels. In 'Casino Royale,' Bond describes it as his own creation, saying he will name it once he thinks of a good name, which, of course, ended up being that of his romantic interest, "Vesper Lynd."
While chilling a martini glass with ice
- "Dirty" some ice with dry vermouth, (fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour some vermouth into it. Shake the vermouth and ice and pour out the vermouth.)
- Add a 6 count of Bombay Sapphire Gin
- Add a 2 count of Ketel One Vodka
- Shake well. ("Shaken, not stirred.")
- Strain into the now chilled martini glass.
- Garnish with a thin twist of lemon peel, (NEVER olives!)
That napkin was obviously Photoshopped in to make us look more sophisticated...
Chris's notes: Considering this is essentially straight booze, (gin and vodka,) this is a very smooth drink. And not just smooth, "007 Smooth."