Seven 007 Cocktails

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Since 2007, I have been throwing an annual James Bond Cocktail party.   Every guest attends in formal wear, we eat some fancy styles finger food, and generally sit down and watch a Bond film, or, depending on the crowd, lovingly make fun of everything happening on screen…

…and we drink some really nice cocktails.

Each year, I try a different spin on the classic vodka martini, as well as creating a general cocktail which has a name relating to the film being watched that year.   Here I compile a list of seven of the best of these beverages, with recipes and photographs, to help kick start your own evening of MI6 action.

Vodka Martini

 

2 parts vodka

1 part dry vermouth

Shaken over ice, served in a martini glass with a single green olive.

 

 

Vesper Martini (as featured in Casino Royale)

 

3 parts Gordons Gin

1 part vodka

½ part Lillet Blanc (formerly Kina Lillet)

Shaken over ice, and served in a martini glass with a thin slice of lemon peel

Note: Kina Lillet is known to have been more bitter than Lillet Blanc.   For a more authentic taste, one may like to add a few drops of Agnostura Bitters.

 

Choc-Mint Martini

 

3 parts vodka

2 parts white creme de cacao

1 part creme de menthe

Shaken over ice and served in a martini glass.   Garnish with milk chocolate shavings.

 

White-Choc Martini

 

1 ½ parts white chocolate liqueur

1 ½ parts crème de cacao

½ part vodka

2 ½ parts half-and-half

Shaken over ice and poured into a martini glass drizzled with chocolate topping.

 

Kamikaze (for a You Only Live Twice theme)

 

1 ½ parts vodka

1 part lime juice

1 part Triple Sec

Shaken over ice and served in a martini glass.   Garnish with a lime wedge (not in image).

 

Goldfinger Cocktail

 

1 part Goldschlager

½ part Grand Marnier

1 ½ parts Ginger Ale

Served on ice in a high ball glass.

 

Dr. Rasberry (for a Dr. No theme)

 

2 parts Dr. Pepper

1 part Chambord

Served on Ice in a high ball glass.

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