World Cocktail Day 2020 — “Vodka Martini. Shaken, Not Stirred” [UPDATE : Happy birthday to Daniel Craig!]

“There is strong and consistent evidence that James Bond has a chronic alcohol consumption problem at the ‘severe’ end of the spectrum. He should seek professional help and try to find other strategies for managing occupational stress.”

Medical Journal of Australia (December 2018)

May 13 2020 — World Cocktail Day is a global celebration of cocktails. It marks the publication date of the first definition of a cocktail on May 13 in 1806. The Oxford Dictionaries define cocktail as “An alcoholic drink consisting of a spirit or spirits mixed with other ingredients, such as fruit juice or cream”.  My favorite cocktail is the Long Island Iced Tea. [LIIT] What is yours? Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today

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“Do I look like I give a damn?”

James Bond —  Casino Royale (2006)

UPDATE (March 2 2021) — Happy 53rd Birthday to the second longest-serving James Bond, Daniel Craig!


“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.

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?”

Shaken: Drinking with James Bond and Ian Fleming

“Shaken: Drinking with James Bond and Ian Fleming” is the official 007 cocktail reference. The book was 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.

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Shaken, not stirred — Wikipedia


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