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The True James Bond Martini

In the new Bond movie, Casino Royale (check out premiere pics over at PopSugar and a fantastic review at BuzzSugar), our favorite spy orders the original Bond martini. I say original because it's exactly what Ian Fleming wrote in the first Bond novel.

"Three measures of Gordon’s [gin], one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet, shake it over ice then add a thin slice of lemon peel."

The twist here lies in the french aperitif wine Lillet (the company has dropped Kina from their name since the book came out). Made from sauvignon blanc, it has a nice aroma and a mild bitter aftertaste and is typically served over ice (with or without soda water). It's not always easy to find, but your well stocked bartender should be able to hook you up. So go out and order a martini Bond style!

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Super_Fly Super_Fly 10 years
West Wing Sweet!
SWEET-C9363 SWEET-C9363 10 years
lol supa what movie is martin's quote from
flutterpie flutterpie 10 years
:D good one super i know he thinks you're fine and stuff but does he know how to wind you up?
Super_Fly Super_Fly 10 years
"Shaken, not stirred, will get you cold water with a dash of gin and dry vermouth. The reason you stir it with a special spoon is so not to chip the ice. James is ordering a weak martini and being snooty about it." -Josiah Bartlet (Martin Sheen)
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